29 days in India Itinerary

29 days in India Itinerary

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Dalhousie
— 1 night
2
Leh
— 4 nights
3
Nainital
— 3 nights
4
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
5
Pelling
— 2 nights
6
Gangtok
— 2 nights
7
Lachung
— 2 nights
8
Sangla
— 2 nights
9
Kullu
— 2 nights
10
Manali
— 6 nights

1
night
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ganji Pahari, then walk around Beeji's Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read Dalhousie trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Dalhousie is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington DC to Dalhousie, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks · Nature · Trails
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Ganji Pahari ©
Ganji Pahari
Beeji's Park ©
Beeji's Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Zanskar the Virgin Valley and Nubra Valley. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Donkey Sanctuary. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Panamic Hot Sulphur Springs, take in the spiritual surroundings of Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, appreciate the views at Suru Valley, and Head underground at Saspol Caves.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Leh attractions planning app.

Getting from Dalhousie to Leh by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nainital.

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
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
On the 7th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Garhi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Singh Sabha, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naina Devi Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Naina Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi, contemplate the waterfront views at Bhimtal Lake, then explore the activities along Naukuchiatal Lake, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Naukuchia Taal.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nainital online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Nainital takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bhimtal, Naukuchia Taal, Naina Devi Temple, Naukuchiatal Lake
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Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary ©
Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary
Naina Peak ©
Naina Peak
Bhimtal Lake ©
Bhimtal Lake

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, then contemplate the long history of Tinchuley Village, and finally stroll through Lamahatta. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Ava Art Gallery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Observatory Hill.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Nainital to Darjeeling in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Observatory Hill ©
Observatory Hill

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, delve into the distant past at 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 striking features of Sangacholing Monastery, admire the sheer force of Sangay Falls, then admire the sheer force of Rimbi Water Falls, then explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phodong Monastery.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pelling trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Darjeeling to Pelling in 3.5 hours. In July in Pelling, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pemayangtse Monastery
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Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Rimbi Water Falls ©
Rimbi Water Falls

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.
On the 14th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Kyichu Ga-Tsal, take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Menmecho Lake, then make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, then explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Nanak Lama Chungthang. Keep things going the next day: stop by Handicraft Emporium, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take a stroll through MG Marg, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gangtok trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pelling to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Gurudwara Nanak Lama Chungthang
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
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 16th (Thu), take in the natural beauty of Yumthang Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery, then 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.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lachung trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Gangtok to Lachung in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Lachung

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley

2
nights
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
On the 18th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Chitkul, identify plant and animal life at Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary, then take a stroll through Rakcham, and finally explore the activities along Baspa River. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Trout Farm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bering Nag Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailash Dwar Sangla, and finally get outside with Rupin Pass.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sangla trip planner.

You can drive from Lachung to Sangla in 44 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary
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Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rupin Pass ©
Rupin Pass
Baspa River ©
Baspa River

2
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
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 (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raghunath Temple, then make a trip to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lord Ramchandra Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kulant Pith. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gauri Shankar Temple, then take a memorable drive along Hampta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahadevi Tirth, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagatipatt Temple.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kullu online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Sangla to Kullu in 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Lord Ramchandra Temple
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Hampta ©
Hampta
Kulant Pith ©
Kulant Pith
Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery ©
Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery

6
nights
Manali

Manali ©
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 Spiti Valley and Bhrigu Lake. Take a break from the city and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Beas River. Explore Manali's surroundings by going to The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm (in Haripur) and Tripura Sundari Temple (in Naggar). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Beas Kund, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Keylong, and cruise along Rohtang Pass.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Manali trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kullu to Manali takes 1.5 hours. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Himachal Pradesh, The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm, Tripura Sundari Temple
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Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Bhrigu Lake ©
Bhrigu Lake

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