15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India attractions planner

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Fly
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Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly
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Agra
— 2 nights
Train to Gandhinagar Jpr, Fly to Darjeeling
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Darjeeling
— 1 night
Drive
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Gangtok
— 2 nights
Fly
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Manali
— 2 nights
Drive
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Leh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alchi
— 1 night
Drive to Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Fly to Washington

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Jaipur

— 2 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Amber Palace and Walking tours. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jaipur road trip website.

Washington, USA to Jaipur is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Jaipur is 10.5 hours. Traveling from Washington in May, expect Jaipur to be warmer, temps between 106°F and 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:

Agra

— 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery. On your second day here, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Jaipur to Agra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 106°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:

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.
On the 19th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, then gain insight at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Darjeeling journey planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Darjeeling takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Agra in May, things will get a bit cooler in Darjeeling: highs are around 90°F and lows about 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:

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 20th (Thu): make a trip to Hanuman Tok, stop by Handicraft Emporium, and then visit MG Marg. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Kyongnosla Waterfall and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Tsongmo Lake.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gangtok trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly to Manali.

Things to do in Gangtok

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

Manali

— 2 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, then explore the activities along Beas River, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Manali trip builder website.

You can fly from Gangtok to Manali in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Leh.

Things to do in Manali

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

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 24th (Mon): make a trip to Druk Padma Karpo School, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, and then see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Leh travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Leh takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Alchi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Alchi

— 1 night
Alchi is a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Monastery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Alchi trip planning tool.

Getting from Leh to Alchi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alchi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

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.