30 days in India Itinerary

30 days in India Itinerary

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Fly to Amritsar, Taxi to Dharamsala
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Dharamsala
— 4 nights
Drive
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Manali
— 6 nights
Drive
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Leh
— 6 nights
Fly to Bagdogra, Taxi to Pelling
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Pelling
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gangtok
— 4 nights
Fly
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Goa
— 5 nights
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Dharamsala — 4 nights

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Attractions like Jawala Ji Temple Shaktipeeth and Spas & Wellness make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Aghanjar Mahadev Temple and Naddi View Point. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyuto Monastery, deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, and take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Dharamsala is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Dharamsala. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Manali.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas
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Manali — 6 nights

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Family-friendly places like Jogini Waterfall and Beas Kund will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hampta and Keylong. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Manali route maker.

Getting from Dharamsala to Manali by car takes about 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Leh.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Leh — 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Khardung La and Hemis Monastery. Step out of Leh to go to Alchi and see Alchi Monastery, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, appreciate the views at Nubra Valley, and examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Leh trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Manali to Leh takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time 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.
On the 18th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins and then contemplate the waterfront views at Khecheopalri Lake. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pelling driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Pelling takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. July in Pelling sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtok.
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Gangtok — 4 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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Ranka Monastery and Tsongmo Lake. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rumtek Monastery Sikkim and Enchey Monastery. There's lots more to do: deepen your understanding at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, and visit MG Marg.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok trip website.

Getting from Pelling to Gangtok by car takes about 4.5 hours. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Utorda Beach and Ashwem Beach. Attractions like Mobor Beach and Arambol Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Baga Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mandrem Beach, and explore the ancient world of Chapora Fort.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Goa travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gangtok to Goa in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly 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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