29 days in India Itinerary

29 days in India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India visit planner

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Drive to Dalhousie
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Dalhousie
— 1 night
Taxi to Jammu, Fly to Leh
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Leh
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nainital
— 3 nights
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Taxi to Dhangarhi, Fly to Bhadrapur, Drive to Darjeeling
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Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pelling
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lachung
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sangla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kullu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manali
— 6 nights
Fly

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Dalhousie

— 1 night
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, then trek along Ganji Pahari, then stroll around Beeji's Park, and finally stroll through Panjpulla.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dalhousie road trip website.

Washington DC, USA to Dalhousie is an approximately 29-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Dalhousie, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Zanskar the Virgin Valley and Saspol Caves. Get outdoors at Photography Tours and Panamic Hot Sulphur Springs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, explore the striking landscape at Moore Plains, admire the landmark architecture of Stakna Monastery, and appreciate the views at Suru Valley.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Leh online route builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Dalhousie to Leh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Nainital.

Things to do in Leh

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:

Nainital

— 3 nights
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Garhi, contemplate the long history of Governor's House Raj Bhawan, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Guano Hills, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Naina Peak. On your second day here, explore the activities along Naukuchia Taal, contemplate the waterfront views at Naukuchiatal Lake, then explore the activities along Bhimtal Lake, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hidimba Parvat.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nainital tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Nainital takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

Darjeeling

— 2 nights

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 5th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, then stroll through Tinchuley Village, and finally explore and take pictures at Lamahatta. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Ava Art Gallery, get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, push the limits with an extreme tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Observatory Hill.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Darjeeling travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Nainital to Darjeeling takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Darjeeling sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pelling.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Pelling

— 2 nights
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, then snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sky Walk Pelling Sikkim. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery, admire the sheer force of Sangay Falls, admire the sheer force of Rimbi Water Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Phodong Monastery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Pelling trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Darjeeling to Pelling 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 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

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 9th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall, make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, steep yourself in history at Nathula, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Tsongmo Lake, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at White Hill, and finally look for gifts at Handicraft Emporium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit MG Marg, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally make a trip to Kyichu Ga-Tsal.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok visit planner.

You can drive from Pelling to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Lachung

— 2 nights
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 11th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Yumthang Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, admire the sheer force of Naga Falls, then admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lachung trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Gangtok to Lachung by car takes about 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Lachung

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Sangla

— 2 nights
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Chitkul, stroll through Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary, then wander the streets of Rakcham, and finally explore the activities along Baspa River. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Trout Farm, then 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 where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sangla road trip tool.

Getting from Lachung to Sangla by car takes about 44 hours. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

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 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raghunath Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ramchandra Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kulant Pith. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gauri Shankar Temple, 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 photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kullu visit app.

Drive from Sangla to Kullu in 8.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Manali

— 6 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get in touch with nature at Jogini Waterfall and Bhrigu Lake. Step off the beaten path and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Manali Sanctuary. Step out of Manali with an excursion to The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm in Haripur--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Beas Kund, take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and take in the dramatic scenery at Zana Falls.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Manali online route planner.

Getting from Kullu to Manali by car takes about 1.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 22:

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.