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Goa — 3 nights

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Morjim Beach and Fontainhas. Get outdoors at Utorda Beach and BLive Electric Bike Tours. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ashwem Beach, make a trip to Chapora Fort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baga Beach, and admire the striking features of St. Cajetan's Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Goa day trip app.

Washington DC, USA to Goa is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Goa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Goa, with lows around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Jaisalmer.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
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Jaisalmer — 1 night

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): browse the exhibits of Desert Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temples, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Jaisalmer War Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaisalmer online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Goa to Jaisalmer in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Jaipur.
Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
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Jaipur — 1 night

Pink City

Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then admire the striking features of Amber Palace, and finally stop by Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jaipur online tour builder.

Getting from Jaisalmer to Jaipur by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. October in Jaipur sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Leh.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping
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Leh — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, and then explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa, then don't miss a visit to Prayer Wheel, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Leh vacation planning app.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Leh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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India travel guide

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It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.