13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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Manali
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pelling
— 2 nights
Taxi to Bagdogra, Fly to Leh
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Leh
— 3 nights
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Manali

— 3 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jogini Waterfall and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Family-friendly places like Beas Kund and Bhrigu Lake will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, stroll through Rani Nallah, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Manali online journey planner.

Washington DC, USA to Manali is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Manali. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Gangtok.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

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.
On the 5th (Sun), look for gifts at Handicraft Emporium, stroll around Deer Park, stroll through Tsongmo Lake, then admire the sheer force of Kyongnosla Waterfall, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of MG Marg, stroll through Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the dramatic scenery at Banjhakri Water Falls, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Kyichu Ga-Tsal.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Gangtok journey site.

Fly from Manali to Gangtok in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Pelling

— 2 nights
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake, then admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, then delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sky Walk Pelling Sikkim, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rimbi Water Falls, then admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chenrezig Statue.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Pelling vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Gangtok to Pelling in 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Pelling are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zanskar the Virgin Valley and Photography Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Panamic Hot Sulphur Springs and Sindhu Ghat. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Saspol Caves, appreciate the views at Nubra Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery, and examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Leh trip maker website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pelling to Leh takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Leh

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

India travel guide

4.6
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.