15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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Srinagar
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Leh
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New Delhi
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Gangtok
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Goa
— 2 nights
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Agra
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Jaipur
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Srinagar

— 1 night

Kashmiri Venice

The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
On the 15th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Nigeen Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Shalimar Bagh, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jama Masjid Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Pari Mahal, take in nature's colorful creations at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, admire the natural beauty at Nishat Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durga Nag Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Srinagar road trip planning website.

Washington, USA to Srinagar is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 10.5 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in April, you will find days in Srinagar are slightly colder (62°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (53°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Leh.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:

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 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery, and finally examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Old Raku House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Leh attractions planner.

You can fly from Srinagar to Leh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

New Delhi

— 2 nights
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, then step into the grandiose world of Red Fort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Qutub Minar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lotus Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, then contemplate the long history of India Gate, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

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

You can fly from Leh to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Gangtok.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:

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 21st (Wed), get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Enchey Monastery, then don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phensong Monastery, and finally take a stroll through MG Marg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your understanding at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rumtek Monastery Sikkim.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Gangtok driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Gangtok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Goa.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:

Goa

— 2 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
On the 23rd (Fri), kick back and relax at Baga Beach, explore the ancient world of Chapora Fort, and then kick back and relax at Vagator Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus and then stop by Old Goa.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Goa online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Gangtok to Goa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Goa can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 84°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:

Agra

— 1 night

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, then don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal, and finally explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

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Do a combination of flight and train from Goa to Agra in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Goa in April, you will find days in Agra are somewhat warmer (100°F), and nights are slightly colder (70°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:

Jaipur

— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, brush up on your military savvy at Nahargarh Fort, then contemplate the long history of Amber Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors).

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jaipur driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Jaipur sees daily highs of 100°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Spas
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:

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.