20 days in India Itinerary

20 days in India Itinerary

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): make a trip to Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri, admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dodda Ganapathi Temple. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, then stop by Commercial Street, and finally take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bengaluru road trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Bengaluru is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bengaluru. In July, daily temperatures in Bengaluru can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Dodda Ganapathi Temple ©
Dodda Ganapathi Temple
Skydiving

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Majorda Beach and Vagator Beach. Get outdoors at Utorda Beach and Ashwem Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Betalbatim Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus, delve into the distant past at Chapora Fort, and stroll through Baga Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Goa trip planner.

Getting from Bengaluru to Goa by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in July since evenings lows in Goa dip to 78°F. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Goa

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Vagator Beach
Vagator Beach
Utorda Beach ©
Utorda Beach
Mandrem Beach ©
Mandrem Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temples, see Off-Road Tours, then take an in-depth tour of Jaisalmer War Museum, and finally stop by Jai Shankar Handicrafts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jaisalmer tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Goa to Jaisalmer in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to 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 5th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then admire the striking features of Amber Palace, and finally get a dose of the wild on Elefantastic. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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 other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Jaipur sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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Amber Palace
Amber Palace
Elefantastic ©
Elefantastic
Spas

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Agra

Agra

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 7th (Fri), admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and finally contemplate the long history of Saha Burj. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, then make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, and finally don't miss a visit to Agra Fort.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Agra vacation planner.

You can fly from Jaipur to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August in Agra, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Khardung La and Sand Dunes Leisure Park. Visiting Nubra Valley and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Alchi Monastery in Alchi (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, stop by Hazara Arts Leh, and take in the dramatic natural features at Moore Plains.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Leh online trip maker.

Do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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

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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 12th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Aru Valley, then play a few rounds at Pahalgam Golf Course, and then appreciate the views at Betaab Valley.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pahalgam tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Pahalgam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manali.

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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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 13th (Thu), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, cruise along Hampta, and then explore the activities along Beas Kund. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: deepen your understanding of the past and present with Traventure Guru, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Rahala Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, and finally explore the activities along Beas River.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Pahalgam to Manali takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

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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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.
On the 15th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at India Gate and then take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi holiday planner.

You can fly from Manali to New Delhi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In August, daytime highs in New Delhi are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
India Gate ©
India Gate

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