21 days in India Itinerary

21 days in India Itinerary

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Fly
1
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Kullu
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Sangla
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Lachung
— 1 night
Drive
6
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Darjeeling
— 1 night
Drive
8
Pelling
— 1 night
Taxi to Bagdogra, Fly to Leh
9
Leh
— 3 nights
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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 discover tucked-away gems like Jogini Waterfall and Bhrigu Lake. Visiting Beas Kund and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will get you outdoors. When in Manali, make a side trip to see Naggar Castle in Naggar, approximately Naggar away. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Solang Nullah, explore the fascinating underground world of Arjun Gufa, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, and admire the sheer force of Zana Falls.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali tour itinerary website.

Washington DC, USA to Manali is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Manali, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kullu.
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Kullu — 2 nights

Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Hot Water Spring, trek along Chandrakhani Pass, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sharvali Devi Temple. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery and then admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kullu day trip planning app.

You can drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Dharamsala.
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Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

Dharamsala — 3 nights

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 23rd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, then don't miss a visit to Chamunda Devi Temple, then appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyuto Monastery, deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tushita Meditation Centre, and finally explore the activities along Dal Lake.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dharamsala trip planning website.

Drive from Kullu to Dharamsala in 6.5 hours. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sangla.
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Sangla — 2 nights

Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the activities along Baspa River, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rupin Pass, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailash Dwar Sangla, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Chitkul.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sangla online road trip planner.

Getting from Dharamsala to Sangla by car takes about 12.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lachung.
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Lachung — 1 night

Perched high in the Himalayas, Lachung offers quintessential mountain scenery and small-village hospitality, making it one of India's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lachung tour website.

You can drive from Sangla to Lachung in 44 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gangtok.
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Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:

Gangtok — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): visit MG Marg, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Lal Bazar, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsongmo Lake, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at White Hill, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Banjhakri Water Falls.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gangtok trip maker website.

You can drive from Lachung to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Darjeeling.
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Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

Darjeeling — 1 night

Queen of the Hills

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then push the limits with an extreme tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, and finally stroll through Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Darjeeling trip maker.

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Darjeeling takes 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Pelling.
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Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

Pelling — 1 night

The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the views from Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, and then delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pelling road trip planning app.

You can drive from Darjeeling to Pelling in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Pelling can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Leh.
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Leh — 3 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 Zanskar the Virgin Valley and Saspol Caves. Escape the urban bustle at Photography Tours and Magnetic Hill. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Panamic Hot Sulphur Springs, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, and see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Leh trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pelling to Leh takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.
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