46 days in India Itinerary

46 days in India Itinerary

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1
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
2
Manali
— 6 nights
3
Shimla
— 4 nights
4
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
5
Leh
— 8 nights
6
Diskit
— 1 night
7
Kargil
— 2 nights
8
Srinagar
— 4 nights
9
Gulmarg
— 2 nights
10
Amritsar
— 4 nights
11
Jammu City
— 3 nights
12
Patnitop
— 3 nights
13
New Delhi
— 3 nights

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dharamsala is known for nature, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalachakra Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and look for gifts at Kushi Boutique.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip app.

Mumbai to Dharamsala is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

6
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Friendship Peak, and contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali journey app.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Manali takes 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

4
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Shimla is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Mall, contemplate the long history of Kotkhai Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dorje Drak Monastery.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla route planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

2
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Nada Sahib, thenbrowse the different shops at Elante mall, and finally don't miss a visit to Urban Theka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Panjab University, admire the natural beauty at Chandigarh Rose Garden, thenadmire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and finally walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Shimla to Chandigarh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Gurudwara Nada Sahib
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Chandigarh Rose Garden ©
Chandigarh Rose Garden
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake

8
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, appreciate the views at Nubra Valley, take a memorable drive along Khardung La, and examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Leh day trip tool.

You can fly from Chandigarh to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Diskit.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nubra Valley, Khardung La
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Nubra Valley ©
Nubra Valley
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

1
night
Diskit

Diskit ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hundur Monastery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery).

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Diskit trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Leh to Diskit in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Kargil.

Things to do in Diskit

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hundur Monastery
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Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
Hundur Monastery
Hundur Monastery

2
nights
Kargil

Kargil ©
On the 26th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Karste River, don't miss a visit to Dras War Memorial, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Phuktal Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Cave Monastery, admire the striking features of Mulbekh Monastery, and then get engrossed in the history at Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian and Kargil Trade Artifacts.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kargil trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Diskit to Kargil by car takes about 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Kargil

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
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Dras War Memorial ©
Dras War Memorial
Cave Monastery ©
Cave Monastery

4
nights
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.
Srinagar is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Dal Lake, don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill, take in nature's colorful creations at Chashme Shahi Gardens, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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You can drive from Kargil to Srinagar in 5.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Srinagar are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Tours
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Gulmarg

Gulmarg ©
A popular skiing destination and a hill station in Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg features one of the highest gondolas in the world, reaching 3,979 m (13,054 ft) and offering fantastic scenery.
On the 1st (Sat), see Off-Road Tours, thenstroll through Outer Circle Walk, thentee off at Gulmarg Golf Course, and finally don't miss a visit to Rani Temple. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Baba Reshi Shrine, take in the awesome beauty at Apharwat Peak, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ningle Nallah.

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You can drive from Srinagar to Gulmarg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Outer Circle Walk ©
Outer Circle Walk
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Ningle Nallah ©
Ningle Nallah

4
nights
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.
Amritsar is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Jallianwala Bagh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib, stop by India House, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amritsar online tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Gulmarg to Amritsar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Amritsar is a bit warmer than Gulmarg - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jammu City.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Gurudwara Shri Manji Sahib
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Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib

3
nights
Jammu City

Jammu City ©
Standing on the banks of the Tawi River, Jammu City enjoys popularity as the winter capital of Kashmir.
Change things up with a short trip to Mansar Lake in Mansar (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Leh–Manali Highway, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peer Kho Cave Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e-Bahu, and take an in-depth tour of Amar Mahal Museum and Library.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jammu City day trip website.

You can drive from Amritsar to Jammu City in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Jammu City are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Patnitop.

Things to do in Jammu City

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Mansar Lake
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Mansar Lake ©
Mansar Lake
Leh–Manali Highway ©
Leh–Manali Highway
Amar Mahal Museum and Library ©
Amar Mahal Museum and Library

3
nights
Patnitop

Patnitop ©
Once a vacation destination of royalty, Patnitop remains a popular holiday spot thanks to its cool weather, especially appreciated during hot summers.
On the 10th (Mon), explore the activities along Sanasar Lake, hit the slopes at Nathatop, and then cruise along PatniTop Circular Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): see human ingenuity at work at Baglihar Dam and then don't miss a visit to Chenani-Nashri Tunnel.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Patnitop sightseeing tool.

Getting from Jammu City to Patnitop by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Patnitop

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Nathatop ©
Nathatop
PatniTop Circular Road ©
PatniTop Circular Road
Sanasar Lake ©
Sanasar Lake

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at India Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi trip itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Patnitop to New Delhi. August in New Delhi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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