30 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

30 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

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Leh, India
— 5 nights
2
Jaipur, India
— 4 nights
3
Agra, India
— 3 nights
4
Punakha, Bhutan
— 1 night
5
Darjeeling, India
— 2 nights
6
Gangtok, India
— 3 nights
7
Manali, India
— 5 nights
8
Dharamsala, India
— 4 nights


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5
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Leh, India

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Khardung La and Shanti Stupa. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alchi Choskor Monastery and Hall of Fame. Get out of town with these interesting Leh side-trips: Hemis Monastery (in Hemis) and Alchi Monastary (in Alchi). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sand Dunes Leisure Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, stop by De Pashmina Emporium, and make a trip to Kalachakra Stupa.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Leh online trip itinerary maker.

Washington DC, USA to Leh is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 10.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Alchi Monastary, Khardung La, Nubra Valley
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Khardung La ©
Khardung La
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery

4
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Jaipur, India

Jaipur
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Rustic Paths and Moti Dungari Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jaipur Wax Museum and Jewelry in Historical Mahal. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Amber Palace, take in the exciting artwork at Jaipur Rugs Company Pvt. Ltd., admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Laxmi Narayan Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur day trip planning site.

You can fly from Leh to Jaipur in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In July, daytime highs in Jaipur are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
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Amber Palace
Amber Palace
Moti Dungari Temple ©
Moti Dungari Temple
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

3
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Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailash Temple, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mina Masjid, then admire the landmark architecture of Jama Masjid, and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

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Getting from Jaipur to Agra by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Punakha.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jama Masjid ©
Jama Masjid

1
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Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Punakha visit planning website.

Do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Punakha in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Agra to Punakha, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Chimi Lhakhang Temple ©
Chimi Lhakhang Temple
Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong

2
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Darjeeling, India

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.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, browse the exhibits of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Darjeeling online trip planner.

You can fly from Punakha to Darjeeling in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Punakha to Darjeeling due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
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Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Chowrasta ©
Chowrasta

3
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Gangtok, India

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ranka Monastery and MG Marg. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, take in the spiritual surroundings of Enchey Monastery, and explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gangtok driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Darjeeling to Gangtok by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Ranka Monastery ©
Ranka Monastery
Enchey Monastery ©
Enchey Monastery
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

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Manali, India

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rohtang Pass and Hampta. Get a sense of the local culture at International Roerich Memorial Trust and Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, explore the activities along Beas River, and identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Manali online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gangtok to Manali takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Hampta, Rohtang Pass
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Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
International Roerich Memorial Trust
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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Dharamsala, India

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and Kangra Fort. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Norbulingka Institute and Gyuto Monastery. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, and appreciate the views at Kangra Valley.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dharamsala trip builder tool.

Getting from Manali to Dharamsala by car takes about 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Kangra Fort, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum

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