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
— 2 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
— 3 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.
On the 25th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raghunath Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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 take a memorable drive along Hampta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahadevi Tirth, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagatipatt Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kullu online sightseeing planner.

Washington DC, USA to Kullu is an approximately 38-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Kullu due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manali.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Manali — 4 nights

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jogini Waterfall and Zana Falls. Take a break from the city and head to Beas Kund and Rozy Falls. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and Head underground at Arjun Gufa.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Kullu to Manali takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nainital.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:

Nainital — 2 nights

The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Naina Peak, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, and finally explore the activities along Nainital Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Garhi, contemplate the waterfront views at Bhimtal Lake, and then admire the landmark architecture of Governor's House Raj Bhawan.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nainital online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Manali to Nainital in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Leh.
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Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nubra Valley and Saspol Caves. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zanskar the Virgin Valley and Stakna Monastery. When in Leh, make a side trip to see Hemis Monastery in Hemis, approximately Hemis away. And it doesn't end there: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Sindhu Ghat, explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill, and don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Leh attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Nainital to Leh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Jaipur.
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Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Elephant Joy. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and EleSafari. And it doesn't end there: see The Rustic Paths, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Moti Dungari Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at EleJaipur.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip planner.

You can fly from Leh to Jaipur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to fly to Gangtok.
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Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

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 10th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, don't miss a visit to Nathula, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsongmo Lake, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at White Hill. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of MG Marg, get a dose of the wild 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.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gangtok day trip tool.

Getting from Jaipur to Gangtok by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lachung.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

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.
On the 12th (Sun), appreciate the views at Yumthang Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, then admire the sheer force of Naga Falls, then admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lachung attractions tool.

Drive from Gangtok to Lachung in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Darjeeling.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

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 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling road trip site.

Drive from Lachung to Darjeeling in 6.5 hours. July in Darjeeling sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 78°F at night. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Thekkady.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Thekkady — 3 nights

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Get in touch with nature at Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Green Park Spices Thekkady and Spas. The adventure continues: stroll through Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, and stop by Green Land Spice Garden.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady trip builder website.

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 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Goa — 3 nights

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mobor Beach and Cansaulim Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Betalbatim Beach and Colva Beach. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Agonda Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Church, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus, and enjoy the sand and surf at Varca Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Goa trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Goa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. July in Goa sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

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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