12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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Fly to Amritsar, Taxi to Dharamsala
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Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly
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Darjeeling
— 1 night
Drive
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Lachung
— 1 night
Drive
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Gangtok
— 2 nights
Fly
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Manali
— 3 nights
Fly

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Dharamsala — 2 nights

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyuto Monastery, then deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, and finally don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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

Washington DC, USA to Dharamsala is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC to Dharamsala, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Darjeeling.
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Darjeeling — 1 night

Queen of the Hills

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stroll through Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling tour planner.

You can fly from Dharamsala to Darjeeling in 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Lachung.
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Lachung — 1 night

Perched high in the Himalayas, Lachung offers quintessential mountain scenery and small-village hospitality, making it one of India's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, and finally take in the natural beauty of Yumthang Valley.

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Drive from Darjeeling to Lachung in 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gangtok.
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Gangtok — 2 nights

Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take a stroll through MG Marg, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Lal Bazar, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, explore the landscape on two wheels at Tsongmo Lake, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gangtok trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lachung to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Manali.
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Manali — 3 nights

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Friendship Peak, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas Kund, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, and finally take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Bhrigu Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali trip planner.

You can fly from Gangtok to Manali in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
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.
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