20 days in India Itinerary

20 days in India Itinerary

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Bengaluru
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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
— 1 night
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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
— 3 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 30th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dodda Ganapathi Temple. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, then stop by Commercial Street, and finally cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Bengaluru is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Bengaluru, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in Bengaluru, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Bengaluru

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

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Majorda Beach and Ashwem Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Vagator Beach and Mandrem Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Utorda Beach, stroll through Betalbatim Beach, delve into the distant past at Chapora Fort, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Aline’s Beauty Care.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Goa road trip planning site.

You can fly from Bengaluru to Goa in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bengaluru in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 78°F in Goa. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for 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.
On the 4th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temples, see Off-Road Tours, then get engrossed in the history at Jaisalmer War Museum, and finally stop by Jai Shankar Handicrafts. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Traveling by flight from Goa to Jaisalmer takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time 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 6th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally get a dose of the wild on Elefantastic. On your second day here, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then relax in the rural setting at Ele Experience Farm, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jaipur driving holiday 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 7th (Fri) 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 8th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, then make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, and finally explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Agra route planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in August, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Leh.

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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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Khardung La and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore hidden gems such as Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib and Alchi Monastery. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Nubra Valley, explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chokhang Vihara Temple, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sand Dunes Leisure Park.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Leh trip planner.

You can 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Aru Valley, tee off at Pahalgam Golf Course, and then admire the verdant scenery at Betaab Valley.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pahalgam holiday site.

You can fly from Leh to Pahalgam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Rahala Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally head outdoors with Traventure Guru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): explore the activities along Beas Kund, cruise along Hampta, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Manali day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Pahalgam to Manali in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time 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.
Spend the 15th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, don't miss a visit to India Gate, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Manali to New Delhi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In August, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

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