A distance of approx 2418 km in straight North
direction will lead you to Leh through Manali. Now, this is also your choice
and craze whether you wish to add new stopovers in between to cover multiple
Route: Mumbai – Surat – Baroda – Ajmer – Jaipur –
Delhi – Kurukshetra – Chandigarh – Mandi – Manali – Keylong – Leh is the most
followed route to reach Leh with good road conditions, a variety of cuisines,
new wildlife experiences, a variety of shopping locations and beautiful
architecture to notice it.
Start the journey in the early morning and
head out with a prepared packing a day earlier. You will be covering ‘Aamchi
Mumbai' to Baroda very easy in a day as the distance is approx. 420 km and
requires 7-8 hours drive. If wish to cover ahead, one can drop at Ajmer which
is 610 km more from here.
Move ahead with Jaipur, the royal city and
observe the pink city even from the beginning of the fortress and old highways. Keep
moving ahead with Delhi which is approximately 6 hours drive from Jaipur. The
Aravalis will follow your route smartly and you can see them finishing in
The next destination takes you to Kurukshetra
which is just 2 hours drive away from Delhi. Once on crossing the city and start
moving towards Chandigarh, one gets jazzed up with the proximity of Himalayan
foothills. Don't forget to visit Rock garden which
explains the value of recyclable materials deeply.
On the same day when you started from Delhi,
if your vehicle, body and time permits, hop on towards Mandi. Mandi will tell
you straight that the cooler weather will greet you soon and hill peaks begin
to play peek-a-boo with every passing kilometer.
Manali or the major stopover of the Mumbai to
Ladakh route and is just 4 hours away. A drive of approximately 12 hours will bring you close to
Leh. You will be traveling Manali – Gramphu – Khokhsar – Sissu – Keylong –
Jispa – ZingZing Bar – Sarchu – Pang – Tanglang La – Miru – Upshi – Karu – Leh
to cover the rest of the path.
From soothing views to beautiful temples,
green peaks to cloudy weather; all will be your companion on this route. Near
to Leh, barren lands and dusty mounts will greet with a huge smile and open
arms. Now you have actually crossed a journey of an altitude ranging from 14 m
to 3500 m. Isn’t that a Wow?
Don't forget to check out the Delhi to Leh guide before you start planning your next trip.