15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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Fly to Bagdogra Airport, Drive to Gangtok
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— 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 13th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Lal Bazar, and then take a stroll through MG Marg. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Tsongmo Lake.

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Washington, USA to Gangtok is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington to Gangtok due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Manali.

Things to do in Gangtok

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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— 4 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hidimba Devi Temple and Ghatotkach Tree Templ. Step out of Manali to go to Naggar and see Naggar Castle, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths.

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You can fly from Gangtok to Manali in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Leh.

Things to do in Manali

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 18:


— 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 a sense of the local culture at Thiksey Monastery and Hall of Fame. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Leh travel route planner.

Getting from Manali to Leh by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Jaipur.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind and then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Jaipur trip planner.

Fly from Leh to Jaipur in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 106°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Spas
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:


— 1 night

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 24th (Mon), admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Agra online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Agra are 106°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Shopping · 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.