15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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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.
Amber Palace and Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, browse the exhibits of City Palace of Jaipur, see the interesting displays at Amrapali Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur sightseeing planner.

Washington, USA to Jaipur is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Jaipur is 10.5 hours. While traveling from Washington, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Jaipur, ranging from highs of 104°F to lows of 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can fly to Agra.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Spas
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Agra — 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 20th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dayal Bagh, then admire the landmark architecture of Jama Masjid, and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort. Keep things going the next day: take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, then explore the galleries of Taj Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal, and finally admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal.

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Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Agra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 103°F, and evening lows to 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to New Delhi.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, then steep yourself in history at India Gate, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan). On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Red Fort and then take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi online vacation maker.

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 102°F during the day and 81°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Manali.
Historic Sites · Parks
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Manali — 3 nights

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get some cultural insight at Hidimba Devi Temple and Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Beas River, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Manali trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Manali takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Leh.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Thiksey Monastery and Hall of Fame. Go for a jaunt from Leh to Hemis to see Hemis Monastery about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery, see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and admire the striking features of Stakna Monastery.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Leh trip planner.

Drive from Manali to Leh in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums
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India travel guide

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.