29 days in India Itinerary

29 days in India Itinerary

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ganji Pahari, then stroll around Beeji's Park, and finally stroll through Panjpulla.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie online travel route planner.

Washington DC, USA to Dalhousie is an approximately 29-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Dalhousie is 10.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zanskar the Virgin Valley and Panamic Hot Sulphur Springs. Get in touch with nature at Photography Tours and Moore Plains. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Saspol Caves, contemplate the waterfront views at Kyagar Tso, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery, and see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Leh driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Dalhousie to Leh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Nainital.

Things to do in Leh

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:

Nainital

— 3 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 26th (Fri): explore the activities along Nainital Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, make a trip to Naina Devi Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Naina Peak. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Naukuchiatal Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Naukuchia Taal, then explore the activities along Bhimtal Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Garhi.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Nainital trip 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 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:

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.
On the 29th (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, then admire all the interesting features of Tinchuley Village, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lamahatta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Observatory Hill.

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Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Nainital to Darjeeling takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

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 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Phodong Monastery, snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls, then explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Rimbi Water Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake, then admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery, and finally admire the sheer force of Sangay Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Pelling trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Darjeeling to Pelling in 3.5 hours. June in Pelling sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, contemplate the long history of Nathula, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Tsongmo Lake, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at White Hill. Keep things going the next day: visit MG Marg, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Lal Bazar, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Gangtok itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pelling to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of 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 contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lachung trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Gangtok to Lachung in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Lachung

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

Sangla

— 2 nights
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stroll through Trout Farm, get outside with Rupin Pass, then contemplate the waterfront views at Baspa River, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Chitkul. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary and then wander the streets of Rakcham.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sangla trip planning tool.

Drive from Lachung to Sangla in 44 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Kullu

— 2 nights
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 9th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raghunath Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lord Ramchandra Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sharvali Devi Temple. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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 take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagatipatt Temple.

Before you visit Kullu, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Sangla to Kullu in 8.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Manali

— 6 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jogini Waterfall and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Bhrigu Lake and Beas River. Change things up with these side-trips from Manali: Naggar Castle (in Naggar) and The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm (in Haripur). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas Kund, explore the fascinating underground world of Arjun Gufa, take in the dramatic scenery at Zana Falls, and stroll through Solang Nullah.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Manali trip website.

You can drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 16:

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.