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.
Explore hidden gems such as Teesta River and Gonjang Monastery. Kids will appreciate attractions like MG Marg and Shiv Mandir. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary, snap pictures at Deorali Butterfly Bridge, and stop by Handicraft Emporium.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gangtok trip 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 17th (Mon) 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beas Kund and Spas. Attractions like Riding Solo and Beas River make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple, admire the sheer force of Zana Falls, and take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Manali road trip website.

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 20th (Thu) 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Khardung La and Spituk Monastery. Venture out of the city with trips to Alchi Monastery (in Alchi) and Likir Gompa (in Likir). There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Leh day trip app.

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 24th (Mon) 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 25th (Tue): stroll through Ganji Pahari, take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then walk around Beeji's Park.

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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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) 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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