28 days in India Itinerary

28 days in India Itinerary

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Kangra Airport, Drive to Kullu
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Kullu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manali
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nainital
— 3 nights
Fly
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Leh
— 4 nights
Fly
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Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lachung
— 1 night
Drive
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Darjeeling
— 1 night
Fly to Kochi, Taxi to Thekkady
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Thekkady
— 3 nights
Taxi to Kochi, Fly to Goa
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Goa
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Raghunath Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ramchandra Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sharvali Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gauri Shankar Temple, then head outdoors with Hampta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahadevi Tirth, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagatipatt Temple.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kullu road trip app.

Washington DC, USA to Kullu is an approximately 38-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Kullu, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Manali.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

Manali — 4 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 Zana Falls. Get outdoors at Beas Kund and Solang Valley. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manali Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and admire the sheer force of Rozy Falls.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kullu to Manali takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Nainital.
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Nainital — 3 nights

The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Explore hidden gems such as Bhimtal Lake and Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary. Visiting Naukuchiatal Lake and Naina Peak will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi, meet the residents at High Altitude Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Governor's House Raj Bhawan, and take in the dramatic scenery at Woodland Water Fall.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nainital online day trip planner.

Fly from Manali to Nainital in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to fly to Leh.
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Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:

Leh — 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Nubra Valley and Photography Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Zanskar the Virgin Valley and De Pashmina Emporium. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Panamic Hot Sulphur Springs, appreciate the views at Suru Valley, explore the fascinating underground world of Saspol Caves, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Donkey Sanctuary.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Leh online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nainital to Leh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Jaipur.
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Jaipur — 3 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Elephant Joy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Rustic Paths and EleSafari. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, walk around Central Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Moti Dungari Temple, and view the masterpieces at Jaipur Rugs Company Pvt. Ltd..

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Jaipur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Jaipur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the flight 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.
On the 6th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Kyongnosla Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Menmecho Lake, then make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Tsongmo Lake, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at White Hill. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through MG Marg, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Lal Bazar, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gangtok trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Gangtok takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of 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 where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lachung road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Lachung takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can 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.
On the 9th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Tinchuley Village.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Darjeeling trip website.

You can drive from Lachung to Darjeeling in 6.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Thekkady.
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Thekkady — 3 nights

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Explore hidden gems such as Green Park Spices Thekkady and Periyar National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Junction, and look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Darjeeling to Thekkady takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Goa.
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Goa — 2 nights

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
On the 13th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cansaulim Beach, stroll through Betalbatim Beach, then kick back and relax at Mobor Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Rita's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): stroll through Animal Shelter Agonda, kick back and relax at Agonda Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shantadurga Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Goa online visit planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Goa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Goa can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time 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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