9 days in New Delhi, Leh & Srinagar Itinerary

9 days in New Delhi, Leh & Srinagar Itinerary

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9 days in New Delhi, Leh & Srinagar Itinerary

Start: Bhopal
Fly:  3​h
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Srinagar
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Bhopal

3
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Do your shopping at Chandni Chowk and Connaught Place. Your inner history buff will appreciate India Gate and Humayun's Tomb. Change things up with a short trip to DLF Mall Of India in Noida (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazrat Nizamuddin Darga, don't miss a visit to Jahanara Begum's Tomb, and stop by People Tree.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi day trip site .

Bhopal to New Delhi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bhopal in July, expect nights in New Delhi to be about the same, around 31°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

DLF Mall Of India
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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
India Gate ©
India Gate
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

4
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Popular historic sites such as Thiksey Monastery and Spituk Monastery are in your itinerary. Head to Pashmina House and Library Road Vegetable Marketfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Hemis (Kloster Hemis & Hemis Monastery) and Alchi Monastary (in Alchi). There's much more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Samstanling Monastery, identify plant and animal life at Donkey Sanctuary, and admire the striking features of Stakna Monastery.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Leh sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Leh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hemis, Alchi Monastary
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Photography Tours

1
night
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
On the 2nd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, then look for gifts at Akee Crafts, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durga Nag Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Srinagar online vacation planner .

You can fly from Leh to Srinagar in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Srinagar, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Srinagar

Nature Parks Shopping
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill

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