9 days in New Delhi, Ladakh & Srinagar Itinerary

9 days in New Delhi, Ladakh & Srinagar Itinerary

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New Delhi

— 3 nights
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, admire the natural beauty at Lodhi Garden, steep yourself in history at India Gate, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi online route builder.

Hyderabad to New Delhi is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Outdoors
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Leh

— 3 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leh: Likir Gompa (in Likir) and Alchi Monastery (in Alchi). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, stop by De Pashmina Emporium, and see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Leh travel route planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Leh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Srinagar

— 2 nights

Kashmiri Venice

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Nag Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Badamwari Garden and then explore the activities along Nigeen Lake.

Before you visit Srinagar, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Leh to Srinagar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Srinagar sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Ladakh travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Hemmed in by the Kunlun and Great Himalaya ranges, Ladakh remains a sparsely populated land of stark natural beauty. An independent kingdom for some 900 years, Ladakh developed a unique culture that strongly resembles Tibet. Islam has also left its mark, with Muslims making up about half of the population. Highlights of a trip to Ladakh include an exploration of the Indus River Valley, driving on the world's highest road, and touring ancient Buddhist monasteries perched high in the mountains. Outdoor enthusiasts can gear up for rugged treks and river rafting, while cultural tours inspire with a range of vibrant summer festivals. Picturesque Leh makes a good base for exploring the region. Note that due to extreme weather conditions, some roads remain closed for about half the year. Also, a strong military presence means you may need permits to access certain areas.