13 days in India Itinerary

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Manali
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Gangtok
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pelling
— 2 nights
Taxi to Bagdogra, Fly to Leh
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Leh
— 3 nights
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Manali — 4 nights

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Visiting Beas Kund and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Solang Valley and Rozy Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manali: The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm (in Haripur), Gauri Shankar Temple (in Kullu) and Tripura Sundari Temple (in Naggar). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of International Roerich Memorial Trust, take in the dramatic scenery at Zana Falls, explore the activities along Beas River, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple.

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Washington DC, USA to Manali is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 10.5 hour difference. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Gangtok.
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Gangtok — 1 night

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 6th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Kyongnosla Waterfall, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then wander the streets of MG Marg, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gangtok road trip planning app.

You can fly from Manali to Gangtok in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pelling.
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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, admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, then delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sky Walk Pelling Sikkim, admire the sheer force of Rimbi Water Falls, then admire the striking features of Sangacholing Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chenrezig Statue.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pelling trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Pelling takes 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Pelling can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Leh.
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Zanskar the Virgin Valley and Saspol Caves. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Donkey Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Panamic Hot Sulphur Springs, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, appreciate the views at Nubra Valley, and explore the activities along Kyagar Tso.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Leh day trip tool.

Getting from Pelling to Leh by combination of taxi and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back 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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