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.
Thiksey Monastery and Hemis Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leh: Likir Gompa (in Likir) and Alchi Monastery (in Alchi). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phyang Monastery, see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Shri Datun Sahib Ji, and delve into the distant past at Basgo gompa.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Leh day trip site.

Washington DC, USA to Leh is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Leh is 10.5 hours. 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, then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amritsar online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Amritsar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Amritsar are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Jodhpur.
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Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Jaswant Thada and then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Singaria Coin Museum & numismatic research center India, and finally browse the exhibits of Ganesh Handicrafts.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jodhpur trip app.

You can fly from Amritsar to Jodhpur in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Jodhpur are 96°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Mumbai.
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Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Mumbai, India — 3 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Shree Siddhivinayak. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Mary Basilica, and cruise along Marine Drive.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai trip website.

Traveling by flight from Jodhpur to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Jodhpur in July, plan for little chillier days in Mumbai, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at City Palace of Udaipur and Gothwal Art. Get out of town with these interesting Udaipur side-trips: Charbhuja Temple (in Nathdwara) and Art Haveli (in Delwara). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, view the masterpieces at Udaipur Art Villa, and steep yourself in history at Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Udaipur online visit planner.

You can fly from Mumbai to Udaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Udaipur sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can 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 Jal Mahal. There's still lots to do: make a trip to City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, stroll through EleSafari, and contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Jaipur sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Agra.
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Agra, India — 4 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Taj Mahal and Balkeshwar Mandir. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Agra Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Soami Bagh, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, and make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Agra trip planning tool.

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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.
Get some cultural insight at Paro Taktsang and Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paro: Thimphu (Kuenselphodrang, Photography Tours, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum, contemplate the long history of Drukgyel Dzong, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paro trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Agra to Paro by combination of train and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and car. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Agra to Paro due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Agra in August: high temperatures in Paro hover around 79°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can 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.
Get some cultural insight at Humayun's Tomb and Red Fort. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Masjid, and don't miss a visit to Qutub Minar.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New Delhi online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paro to New Delhi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Paro to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paro in August; daily highs in New Delhi reach 94°F and lows reach 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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.
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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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