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.
Explore hidden gems such as Beas Kund and Rozy Falls. Family-friendly places like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Hidimba Devi Temple will thrill your kids. When in Manali, make a side trip to see Gauri Shankar Temple in Kullu, approximately Kullu away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, stroll through Rani Nallah, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, and take in the awesome beauty at Friendship Peak.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Manali holiday maker app.

Washington DC, USA to Manali is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time is 10.5 hours. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stop by Handicraft Emporium, stroll around Deer Park, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Tsongmo Lake, then admire the sheer force of Kyongnosla Waterfall, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of MG Marg, stroll through Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in the dramatic scenery at Banjhakri Water Falls, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Kyichu Ga-Tsal.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gangtok route app.

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.
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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, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, then delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery. Keep things going the next day: 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 don't miss a visit to Chenrezig Statue.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pelling road trip planning website.

You can drive from Gangtok to Pelling in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Cap off 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Zanskar the Virgin Valley and Panamic Hot Sulphur Springs. Step off the beaten path and head to Photography Tours and Moore Plains. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Stakna Monastery, admire the verdant scenery at Suru Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Sindhu Ghat, and explore the fascinating underground world of Saspol Caves.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Leh travel planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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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