15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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Jaipur
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Agra
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Jaisalmer
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Goa
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Gangtok
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New Delhi
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Leh
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Srinagar
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Amber Palace and City Palace of Jaipur. There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur road trip 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. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Washington in April: high temperatures in Jaipur hover around 100°F and lows are around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:

Agra

— 1 night

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Agra online holiday builder.

You can fly from Jaipur to Agra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 106°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 2 — 3:
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Jaisalmer

— 1 night

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stop by Desert Art Gallery and then steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaisalmer trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Jaisalmer in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Goa.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay May 3 — 4:

Goa

— 3 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of Bom Jesus and Old Goa. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Baga Beach and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangeshi Temple.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Goa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jaisalmer to Goa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Goa are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 82°F. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Gangtok.

Things to do in Goa

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 4 — 7:

Gangtok

— 1 night
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 8th (Sat): make a trip to Flower Exhibition Centre and then take a stroll through MG Marg.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gangtok driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Goa to Gangtok takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to New Delhi.

Things to do in Gangtok

Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:

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 9th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, make a trip to India Gate, and then contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, then contemplate the long history of Red Fort, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gangtok to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in New Delhi are 104°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

Leh

— 1 night
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Druk Padma Karpo School, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, and then see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Leh day trip planning website.

You can fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to Srinagar.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

Srinagar

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the activities along Nigeen Lake and then delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Srinagar trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Srinagar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Srinagar, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 60°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Srinagar

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

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.