12 days in North India Itinerary

12 days in North India Itinerary

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12 days in North India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Leh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Alchi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Kargil
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
6
Diskit
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
7
Sakti
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 25th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, and then cruise along Rohtang Pass. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Manali online tour planner .

New Delhi to Manali is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River
Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass

1
night
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, then make a trip to Jallianwala Bagh, and finally stop by India House.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Amritsar journey maker website .

You can drive from Manali to Amritsar in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Amritsar are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Amritsar

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

3
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.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, museums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, get in touch with nature with Hiking & Camping Tours, and take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Leh journey maker site .

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to Leh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Alchi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa

1
night
Alchi

Alchi ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Monastary.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Alchi holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Leh to Alchi takes 1.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for Kargil.

Things to do in Alchi

Historic Sites
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Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

1
night
Kargil

Kargil ©
On the 1st (Fri), admire the striking features of Mulbekh Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa), and then don't miss a visit to Hunderman village. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Karste River, pause for some photo ops at Dras War Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Phuktal Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian and Kargil Trade Artifacts, and finally admire the striking features of Sani Monastery.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kargil trip planning app .

You can drive from Alchi to Kargil in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Diskit.

Things to do in Kargil

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:
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Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa) ©
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa)
Dras War Memorial ©
Dras War Memorial
Mulbekh Monastery ©
Mulbekh Monastery

1
day
Diskit

Diskit ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hundur Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery), then make a trip to Wari La Pass, and finally go for a walk through Hunder Sand Dunes.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Diskit online attractions planner .

Drive from Kargil to Diskit in 8.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Sakti.

Things to do in Diskit

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Hundur Monastery, Hunder Sand Dunes
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:
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Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
Hunder Sand Dunes ©
Hunder Sand Dunes
Hundur Monastery
Hundur Monastery

2
nights
Sakti

Sakti ©
On the 4th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Takthok Monastery, then cruise along Changla Pass, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero Tak Thok.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sakti trip maker app .

Drive from Diskit to Sakti in 4 hours. On the 5th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Sakti

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Changla Pass
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Changla Pass ©
Changla Pass
Takthok Monastery ©
Takthok Monastery
Monastero Tak Thok ©
Monastero Tak Thok

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