15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Agra
— 3 nights
Train to New Delhi, Fly to Leh
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Leh
— 4 nights
Fly
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Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly
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Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive
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Darjeeling
— 1 night
Drive to Bagdogra Airport, Fly to Washington

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Agra

— 3 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity and Taj Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Taj Museum, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Agra trip itinerary planner.

Washington, USA to Agra is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington to Agra. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington in May; daily highs in Agra reach 106°F and lows reach 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:

Leh

— 4 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 some cultural insight at Shanti Stupa and Spituk Monastery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Likir Gompa and Khardung La. Step out of Leh to go to Alchi and see Alchi Monastery, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Hall of Fame, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Leh online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Jaipur.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and then stop by Royal Spices And Tea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of City Palace of Jaipur, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then examine the collection at Amrapali Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Jaipur Wax Museum.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Jaipur road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Jaipur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In May, daytime highs in Jaipur are 106°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly to Gangtok.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

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 18th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Enchey Monastery, and then stop by MG Marg.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gangtok trip maker app.

Fly from Jaipur to Gangtok in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

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 20th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, then see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Darjeeling tour planner.

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Darjeeling takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in May, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

India travel guide

4.6
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.