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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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 Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Kids will appreciate attractions like Beas Kund and Rohtang Pass. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Bhrigu Lake, find something for the whole family at Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghatotkach Tree Templ, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Friendship Peak.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Manali online visit 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 22nd (Mon) 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 Nainital Lake. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hanuman Garhi and Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary. Explore Nainital's surroundings by going to Naukuchia Taal (in Ranikhet), Hanuman Temple (in Naukuchiatal) and Aquarium Island Cafe (in Bhimtal). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Governor's House Raj Bhawan, meet the residents at High Altitude Zoo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nainital road trip website.

You can fly from Manali to Nainital in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time 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 discover tucked-away gems like Zanskar the Virgin Valley and De Pashmina Emporium. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill, Head underground at Saspol Caves, and make a trip to Druk Padma Karpo School.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Leh trip itinerary planning app.

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 30th (Tue) 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.
On the 1st (Wed), delve into the distant past at Rabdentse Ruins and then explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pelling day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Pelling in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. June in Pelling sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Gangtok.
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Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Ranka Monastery and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Bring the kids along to Tsongmo Lake and Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple. It doesn't end there: take a stroll through MG Marg and don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gangtok vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Pelling to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) 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 much more to do: kick back and relax at Mobor Beach, explore the ancient world of Chapora Fort, and stroll through Mandrem Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Goa tour itinerary website.

You can fly from Gangtok to Goa in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Goa sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): kick back and relax at Laxmanpur Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bharatpur Beach. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Sitapur Beach and then snap pictures at Howrah Bridge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Neil Island trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Goa to Neil Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) 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 13th (Mon), kick back and relax at Kalapathar Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Radhanagar Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vijaynagar Beach.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Havelock Island online road trip planner.

Traveling by journey from Neil Island to Havelock Island takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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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