27 days in India Itinerary

27 days in India Itinerary

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Pelling
— 1 night
2
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
3
Leh
— 5 nights
4
Gangtok
— 1 night
5
Lachung
— 2 nights
6
Sangla
— 2 nights
7
Kullu
— 1 night
8
Manali
— 3 nights
9
Dharamsala
— 2 nights

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Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Phodong Monastery, take in the dramatic scenery at Rimbi Water Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, and finally take in the views from Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pelling trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Pelling is an approximately 35-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Pelling. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Rimbi Water Falls ©
Rimbi Water Falls

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Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
On the 4th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Himalayan Tibet Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Observatory Hill.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Darjeeling trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Pelling to Darjeeling by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Observatory Hill ©
Observatory Hill
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple

5
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zanskar the Virgin Valley and Donkey Sanctuary. Visiting Photography Tours and Nubra Valley will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Panamic Hot Sulphur Springs, take in the spiritual surroundings of Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, admire the striking features of Stakna Monastery, and explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Leh journey planner.

Getting from Darjeeling to Leh by flight takes about 15.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Leh

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ladakh, Nubra Valley
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Zanskar the Virgin Valley ©
Zanskar the Virgin Valley
Photography Tours
Moore Plains
Moore Plains

1
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Gangtok

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 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Kyichu Ga-Tsal, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally take a stroll through MG Marg.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gangtok day trip planner.

Fly from Leh to Gangtok in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

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Lachung

Lachung ©
Perched high in the Himalayas, Lachung offers quintessential mountain scenery and small-village hospitality, making it one of India's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lachung travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Lachung takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Lachung

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley

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Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chitkul, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary, then stop by Rakcham, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Baspa River. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Trout Farm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bering Nag Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailash Dwar Sangla, and finally head outdoors with Rupin Pass.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sangla trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lachung to Sangla in 44 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary
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Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rupin Pass ©
Rupin Pass
Baspa River ©
Baspa River

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Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 16th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Great Himalayan National Park.

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Getting from Sangla to Kullu by car takes about 8.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks · Nature
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Great Himalayan National Park ©
Great Himalayan National Park

3
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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Take a break from the city and head to Jogini Waterfall and Beas River. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Zana Falls. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Beas Kund, see Off-Road Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and explore the fascinating underground world of Arjun Gufa.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Manali trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Tours
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Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Beas Kund ©
Beas Kund

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Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, don't miss a visit to Chamunda Devi Temple, then deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, and finally make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, then take a memorable drive along Indrahar Pass, and then explore the activities along Kareri Lake.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read Dharamsala sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Manali to Dharamsala by car takes about 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Kangra
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Indrahar Pass ©
Indrahar Pass
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill

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