30 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

30 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

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Leh, India
— 4 nights
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Amritsar, India
— 1 night
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Jodhpur, India
— 2 nights
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Mumbai, India
— 3 nights
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Udaipur, India
— 3 nights
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Jaipur, India
— 4 nights
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Agra, India
— 4 nights
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Paro, Bhutan
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New Delhi, India
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Leh, India — 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Thiksey Monastery and Alchi Monastery. Explore Leh's surroundings by going to Likir Gompa (in Likir) and Hemis Monastery (in Hemis). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Phyang Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Shri Datun Sahib Ji, and see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Leh day trip site.

Washington DC, USA to Leh is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Leh due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Amritsar.
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Amritsar, India — 1 night

Golden City

A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amritsar online travel planner.

Fly from Leh to Amritsar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Amritsar are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Jodhpur.
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Jodhpur, India — 2 nights

Sun City

The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
On the 30th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Jaswant Thada and then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Singaria Coin Museum & numismatic research center India, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ganesh Handicrafts.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Jodhpur online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Amritsar to Jodhpur by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Jodhpur can reach 96°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Mumbai.
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Mumbai, India — 3 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Nariman Point. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mount Mary Basilica, and cruise along Marine Drive.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mumbai trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Jodhpur to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jodhpur in July: highs in Mumbai hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Udaipur.
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Udaipur, India — 3 nights

Venice of the East

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Get a sense of the local culture at City Palace of Udaipur and Bagore Ki Haveli Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Art Haveli (in Delwara) and Charbhuja Temple (in Nathdwara). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Pichola, view the masterpieces at Udaipur Art Villa, steep yourself in history at Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Ekling Ji Temple.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Udaipur travel route website.

You can fly from Mumbai to Udaipur in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Jaipur.
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Jaipur, India — 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Amber Palace and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, tour the pleasant surroundings at EleSafari, steep yourself in history at Jal Mahal, and brush up on your military savvy at Nahargarh Fort.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur trip tool.

Fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in August, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Agra.
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Agra, India — 4 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Taj Mahal and Saha Burj. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, examine the collection at Spiritual Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Soami Bagh.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Agra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Agra are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paro.
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Paro, Bhutan — 3 nights

A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Paro Taktsang and National Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Paro side-trips: Thimphu (Kuenselphodrang, Photography Tours, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang and steep yourself in history at Drukgyel Dzong.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paro holiday planning site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Paro in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Agra to Paro. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Agra in August, with highs in Paro at 79°F and lows at 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to New Delhi.
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New Delhi, India — 4 nights

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Humayun's Tomb and Red Fort. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), make a trip to India Gate, and examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip planner.

Fly from Paro to New Delhi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Paro to New Delhi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paro in August, with highs in New Delhi at 94°F and lows at 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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India travel guide

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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.
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Bhutan travel guide

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Last Shangrila
Thanks to its location in the Himalayas, tiny Bhutan's main tourist attraction is its stunning natural scenery. The last of the world's Buddhist kingdoms, this mountainous country boasts stretches of fertile land and a small population surviving on subsistence farming. Visitors seeking culturally enriching experiences take a trip to Bhutan to discover a mysterious and magic mountain kingdom where traditional Buddhism slowly and carefully accepts the developments of the modern world. Popular things to do in this "Last Shangrila" include bird-watching, hiking, and biking through some of the planet's least-spoiled wilderness areas, where commercial tourism still seems a concept from a distant future.
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