30 days in India Itinerary

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Manali
— 5 nights
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Nainital
— 3 nights
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Leh
— 5 nights
Fly to Bagdogra, Taxi to Pelling
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Pelling
— 2 nights
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5
Gangtok
— 3 nights
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Goa
— 5 nights
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Neil Island
— 2 nights
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Havelock Island
— 2 nights
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Manali — 5 nights

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Explore hidden gems such as Jogini Waterfall and Bhrigu Lake. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Beas Kund and Beas River. The adventure continues: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get in on the family fun at Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Manali day trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Manali is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Manali. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nainital.
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Nainital — 3 nights

The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bhimtal Lake and Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hanuman Garhi and Aquarium Island Cafe. When in Nainital, make a side trip to see Naukuchia Taal in Ranikhet, approximately Ranikhet away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Governor's House Raj Bhawan, steep yourself in history at Jama Masjid Mosque, meet the residents at High Altitude Zoo, and contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nainital sightseeing planner.

Fly from Manali to Nainital in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to fly to Leh.
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Leh — 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zanskar the Virgin Valley and Panamic Hot Sulphur Springs. There's still lots to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, explore the activities along Kyagar Tso, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Leh holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Nainital to Leh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Pelling.
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Pelling — 2 nights

The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins and then contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pelling itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Pelling in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In July in Pelling, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gangtok.
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Gangtok — 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ranka Monastery and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Attractions like Tsongmo Lake and Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through MG Marg and don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gangtok tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Pelling to Gangtok takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Goa.
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Goa — 5 nights

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Utorda Beach and Vagator Beach. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mobor Beach, kick back and relax at Baga Beach, and delve into the distant past at Chapora Fort.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Goa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Gangtok to Goa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Goa can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Neil Island.
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Neil Island — 2 nights

Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Neil Island, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its green landscape and coral reefs.
On the 12th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Laxmanpur Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bharatpur Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Sitapur Beach and then snap pictures at Howrah Bridge.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Neil Island driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Goa to Neil Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Havelock Island.
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Havelock Island — 2 nights

Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
On the 14th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Kalapathar Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, kick back and relax at Radhanagar Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vijaynagar Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Havelock Island day trip planner.

You can travel from Neil Island to Havelock Island in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can 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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