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.
Get outdoors at Jogini Waterfall and Bhrigu Lake. Discover out-of-the-way places like Beas Kund and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, see Off-Road Tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali trip planning site.

Washington DC, USA to Manali is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Manali is 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive 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 20th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Hot Water Spring, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chandrakhani Pass, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sharvali Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery and then admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kullu online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.
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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 22nd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, don't miss a visit to Chamunda Devi Temple, then admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyuto Monastery, deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tushita Meditation Centre, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake.

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You can drive from Kullu to Dharamsala in 6.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for Sangla.
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Sangla — 2 nights

Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the activities along Baspa River, hike along Rupin Pass, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailash Dwar Sangla, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chitkul.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sangla tour itinerary website.

Drive from Dharamsala to Sangla in 12.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) 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 27th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, and finally take in the natural beauty of Yumthang Valley.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lachung online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Sangla to Lachung takes 44 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gangtok.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): wander the streets of MG Marg, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then hunt for treasures at Lal Bazar, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall, make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, grab your bike and head to 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 traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gangtok day trip app.

Traveling by car from Lachung to Gangtok takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Darjeeling.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, and finally stroll through Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary.

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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 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pelling.
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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 1st (Wed): snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, and then explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pelling travel route builder app.

Getting from Darjeeling to Pelling by car takes about 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Pelling can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Zanskar the Virgin Valley and Panamic Hot Sulphur Springs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and Magnetic Hill. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Saspol Caves, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, and examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Leh online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Pelling to Leh by combination of taxi and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly 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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