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.
Family-friendly places like Teesta River and Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gonjang Monastery and Lal Bazar. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through MG Marg, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for gifts at Handicraft Emporium, and don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gangtok travel planner.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Beas Kund and Beas River. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Riding Solo and Spas. The adventure continues: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, and take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali journey 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 15th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Khardung La and River Rafting & Tubing. Get out of town with these interesting Leh side-trips: Likir Gompa (in Likir) and Alchi Monastery (in Alchi). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery and examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Leh holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Manali to Leh takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): trek along Ganji Pahari, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then walk around Beeji's Park.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Dalhousie in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can 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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