29 days in India Itinerary

29 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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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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Nainital
— 3 nights
Fly
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Leh
— 4 nights
Fly
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Jaipur
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagatipatt Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahadevi Tirth, then take a memorable drive along Hampta, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gauri Shankar Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sharvali Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ramchandra Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kulant Pith, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kullu trip itinerary maker website.

Washington DC, USA to Kullu is an approximately 38-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 10.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:

Manali

— 4 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Escape the urban bustle at Jogini Waterfall and Solang Valley. Explore hidden gems such as Bhrigu Lake and Beas Kund. Change things up with a short trip to The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm in Haripur (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manali Sanctuary, take in the awesome beauty at Friendship Peak, and take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Manali online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kullu to Manali takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Gangtok.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:

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 4th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Kyongnosla Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, steep yourself in history at Nathula, grab your bike and head to Tsongmo Lake, then take in the awesome beauty at White Hill, and finally stop by Handicraft Emporium. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of MG Marg, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally make a trip to Kyichu Ga-Tsal.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gangtok travel route planning app.

You can fly from Manali to Gangtok in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

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 6th (Mon), 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 take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery.

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Traveling by car from Gangtok to Lachung takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Lachung

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

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 7th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Darjeeling route planner.

Drive from Lachung to Darjeeling in 6.5 hours. In July in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Thekkady

— 3 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Step out of the city life by going to Periyar Tiger Reserve and Elephant Junction. Explore hidden gems such as Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and Persian Paradise Elephant Ride. Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Periyar National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Darjeeling to Thekkady in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Goa

— 3 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Escape the urban bustle at Mobor Beach and Agonda Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Cansaulim Beach and Shanta Durga Temple. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Betalbatim Beach, stroll through Animal Shelter Agonda, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Goa trip planner.

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. In July, daytime highs in Goa are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Nainital.

Things to do in Goa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Nainital

— 3 nights
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bhimtal Lake and Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary. Get in touch with nature at Naukuchiatal Lake and Nainital Lake. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Naina Peak, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at High Altitude Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple, and stroll through Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nainital trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Goa to Nainital in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Leh.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

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. Visiting Photography Tours and Moore Plains will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Panamic Hot Sulphur Springs, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill, and admire the verdant scenery at Suru Valley.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Leh tour 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 20th (Mon) early enough to fly to Jaipur.

Things to do in Leh

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stroll through EleJaipur, then stroll through EleSafari, then delve into the distant past at The Rustic Paths, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Laxmi Narayan Temple. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moti Dungari Temple, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then stop by Gems Paradise, and finally stroll around Central Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Jaipur road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Jaipur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Jaipur are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

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.