20 days in India Itinerary

20 days in India Itinerary

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New Delhi
— 1 night
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Manali
— 3 nights
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Leh
— 4 nights
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Pahalgam
— 1 night
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Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
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Jaipur
— 2 nights
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Agra
— 1 night
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Goa
— 2 nights
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Bengaluru
— 2 nights

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New Delhi

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, then make a trip to India Gate, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New Delhi trip app.

Washington DC, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to New Delhi, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in August, with highs in New Delhi at 94°F and lows at 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Food Tours

3
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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Explore hidden gems such as Hampta and Solang Nullah. Escape the urban bustle at Beas Kund and Himalayan Frontiers Culture & Adventure Tours P(Ltd). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, explore the activities along Beas River, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali vacation maker website.

Getting from New Delhi to Manali by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Leh.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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Hampta ©
Hampta
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Beas Kund ©
Beas Kund

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Leh

Leh ©
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 outdoors at Khardung La and River Rafting & Tubing. Step off the beaten path and head to Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib and Sand Dunes Leisure Park. Explore Leh's surroundings by going to Alchi Monastery (in Alchi) and Hemis Monastery (in Hemis). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Nubra Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gomang Stupa, take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill, and examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Leh trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Manali to Leh takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Khardung La ©
Khardung La
River Rafting & Tubing
Sand Dunes Leisure Park ©
Sand Dunes Leisure Park

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Pahalgam

Pahalgam ©
Across the landscape of alpine peaks, conifer forests, and mountain lakes that surrounds Pahalgam lie a number of sites of spiritual importance, and a great biodiversity of wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): tee off at Pahalgam Golf Course, then admire the verdant scenery at Betaab Valley, and then admire the verdant scenery at Aru Valley.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pahalgam travel route planner.

You can fly from Leh to Pahalgam in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Pahalgam, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Golf
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Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Pahalgam Golf Course ©
Pahalgam Golf Course

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Jaisalmer

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
On the 11th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temples, see Off-Road Tours, then brush up on your military savvy at Jaisalmer War Museum, and finally stop by Jai Shankar Handicrafts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaisalmer day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Pahalgam to Jaisalmer in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

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Off-Road Tours
Safaris
Jai Shankar Handicrafts ©
Jai Shankar Handicrafts

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Jaipur

Jaipur

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally surround yourself with nature on Elefantastic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then experience rural life at Ele Experience Farm, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur road trip planning website.

Fly from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Jaipur are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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Amber Palace
Amber Palace
Elefantastic ©
Elefantastic
Spas

1
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Agra

Agra

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look for gifts at Taj Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Agra planner.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Agra

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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Gallery ©
Taj Gallery

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Goa

Goa
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Chapora Fort, kick back and relax at Vagator Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baga Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Aline’s Beauty Care. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Majorda Beach, stroll through Utorda Beach, then kick back and relax at Betalbatim Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Colva Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Goa online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Goa takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Agra in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Goa: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Goa

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Vagator Beach
Vagator Beach
Utorda Beach ©
Utorda Beach
Majorda Beach ©
Majorda Beach

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Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©

Silicon Valley of India

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
On the 18th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri, then get curious at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, then stop by Commercial Street, and finally take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bengaluru online road trip planner.

Fly from Goa to Bengaluru in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Goa in August since evenings lows in Bengaluru dip to 70°F. You will leave for home on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours
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Skydiving
Commercial Street ©
Commercial Street

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