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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Gangtok
— 4 nights
Fly
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Manali
— 3 nights
Drive
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Leh
— 4 nights
Fly to Jammu, Taxi to Dalhousie
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Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Fly to Washington

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Gangtok — 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Teesta River and Gonjang Monastery. Kids will appreciate attractions like MG Marg and Flower Exhibition Centre. There's still lots to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiv Mandir, stop by Handicraft Emporium, and snap pictures at Deorali Butterfly Bridge.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gangtok day trip planning website.

Washington, USA to Gangtok is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time is 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly to Manali.
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Manali — 3 nights

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Beas Kund and Spas. Bring the kids along to Riding Solo and Hidimba Devi Temple. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the sheer force of Zana Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Manali trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gangtok to Manali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Leh.
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Khardung La and Spituk Monastery. Explore Leh's surroundings by going to Alchi Monastery (in Alchi) and Likir Gompa (in Likir). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, and see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Leh planning site.

You can drive from Manali to Leh in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dalhousie.
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Dalhousie — 1 night

Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ganji Pahari, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then stroll around Beeji's Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dalhousie holiday maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Dalhousie takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
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India travel guide

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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.
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