15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India journey planner

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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 Parasailing & Paragliding will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gonjang Monastery and Lal Bazar. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of MG Marg, stroll through Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary, look for gifts at Handicraft Emporium, and don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gangtok trip itinerary planning app.

Washington, USA to Gangtok is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington to Gangtok. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Manali.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 8 — 12:

Manali

— 3 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Riding Solo and Spas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Beas Kund and Ghatotkach Tree Templ. The adventure continues: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and explore the activities along Beas River.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali online journey maker.

You can fly from Gangtok to Manali in 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 enough time to drive to Leh.

Things to do in Manali

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

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 Spituk Monastery. 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 Shanti Stupa, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Leh day trip site.

Traveling by car from Manali to Leh takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 19:

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 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

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.