29 days in India Itinerary

29 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kullu
— 2 nights
2
Manali
— 4 nights
3
Gangtok
— 2 nights
4
Lachung
— 1 night
5
Darjeeling
— 1 night
6
Thekkady
— 3 nights
7
Goa
— 3 nights
8
Nainital
— 3 nights
9
Leh
— 4 nights
10
Jaipur
— 3 nights

2
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
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 Lord Ramchandra Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kulant Pith, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery.

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Washington DC, USA to Kullu is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 10.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trip

Lord Ramchandra Temple
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Hampta ©
Hampta
Kulant Pith ©
Kulant Pith
Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery ©
Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Escape the urban bustle at Jogini Waterfall and Bhrigu Lake. Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Manali Sanctuary. Change things up with a short trip to The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm in Haripur (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas Kund, admire the sheer force of Zana Falls, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and get engrossed in the history at International Roerich Memorial Trust.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Manali road trip app.

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 travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm
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Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Bhrigu Lake ©
Bhrigu Lake

2
nights
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 4th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall, make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, contemplate the long history of Nathula, contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at White Hill, and finally stop by Handicraft Emporium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through MG Marg, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally make a trip to Kyichu Ga-Tsal.

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Getting from Manali to Gangtok by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
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.
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
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Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley

1
night
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 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

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
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 Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. Explore hidden gems such as Periyar National Park and Persian Paradise Elephant Ride. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Darjeeling to Thekkady by combination of flight and taxi takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Goa.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar National Park ©
Periyar National Park
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
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 Animal Shelter Agonda. Explore hidden gems such as Cansaulim Beach and Shanta Durga Temple. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Betalbatim Beach, stroll through Betul Beach, 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 6 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 travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Goa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Mobor Beach ©
Mobor Beach
Betalbatim Beach ©
Betalbatim Beach
Cansaulim Beach ©
Cansaulim Beach

3
nights
Nainital

Nainital ©
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 Naukuchiatal Lake. Get in touch with nature at Naina Peak and Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Nainital Lake, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at High Altitude Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sattal Christian Ashram, and stroll around Eco Cave Gardens.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nainital trip planner.

You can fly from Goa to Nainital in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple, Naukuchiatal Lake, Bhimtal Lake
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Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary ©
Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary
Naina Peak ©
Naina Peak
Bhimtal Lake ©
Bhimtal Lake

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Zanskar the Virgin Valley and Panamic Hot Sulphur Springs. Visiting Photography Tours and Nubra Valley will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Saspol Caves, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kyagar Tso.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Leh tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Nainital to Leh takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

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

3
nights
Jaipur

Jaipur ©
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.
On the 21st (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at EleJaipur, then identify plant and animal life at EleSafari, then see 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 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. 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 · Tours · Parks
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EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Safaris
The Rustic Paths ©
The Rustic Paths

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