30 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

30 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

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Leh, India
— 4 nights
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Manali, India
— 2 nights
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New Delhi, India
— 3 nights
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Punakha, Bhutan
— 1 night
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Paro, Bhutan
— 2 nights
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Agra, India
— 3 nights
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Jaipur, India
— 4 nights
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Jaisalmer, India
— 3 nights
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Udaipur, 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib and Khardung La. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hemis Monastery and Chokhang Vihara Temple. Take a break from Leh with a short trip to Likir Gompa in Likir, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa and see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Leh attractions website.

Washington DC, USA to Leh is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Leh, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.
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Manali, India — 2 nights

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 Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib and Rohtang Pass. Do some cultural sightseeing at International Roerich Memorial Trust and Gayatri Temple. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Manali online trip maker.

Drive from Leh to Manali in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can fly to New Delhi.
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New Delhi, India — 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Humayun's Tomb and Akshardham. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Red Fort, make a trip to India Gate, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip planner.

Getting from Manali to New Delhi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in October, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Punakha.
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Punakha, Bhutan — 1 night

The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Punakha tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Punakha takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Punakha. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paro.
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Paro, Bhutan — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Chele La Pass, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri, and then steep yourself in history at Rinpung Dzong. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang, then steep yourself in history at Drukgyel Dzong, and finally take in the views from Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paro day trip app.

Traveling by car from Punakha to Paro takes 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Paro can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Agra.
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Agra, India — 3 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Taj Mahal and Bageshwarnath Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tomb of Akbar the Great and Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. Change things up with a short trip to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, stop by Taj Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mina Masjid.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Agra vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Paro to Agra by combination of flight and train takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Paro to Agra. When traveling from Paro in October, plan for warmer days in Agra, with highs around 94°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chand Baori (Step well) and Spas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Amber Palace and Jaipur Wax Museum. There's lots more to do: stroll through EleSafari, explore the world behind art at Jitesh Arts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brihaspati Dham Mandir, and see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Jaisalmer.
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Jaisalmer, India — 3 nights

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jain Temples and Jaisalmer War Museum. It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tanot Mata Temple and steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jaisalmer day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Jaisalmer takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Udaipur.
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Udaipur, India — 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at City Palace of Udaipur and Kumbhalgarh Fort. Explore hidden gems such as Shri Ekling Ji Temple and Gothwal Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Udaipur: Rakht-Talai (Haldighati) (in Nathdwara) and Ranakpur Jain Temple (in Sadri). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Udaipur trip planner.

You can fly from Jaisalmer to Udaipur in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. October in Udaipur sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 66°F at night. On the 28th (Mon), you're off to 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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