15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Kozhikode
Fly:  12​h 30​min
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
Gangtok
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Pelling
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Darjeeling
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + subway + train:  7​h
Agra
— 3 nights
+3
train + subway + Fly + taxi:  6​h
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
Katra
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
Kozhikode

3
days
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hall of Fame and Stok Palace Museum. Get outdoors at Magnetic Hill and Zanskar the Virgin Valley. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, cruise along Tanglang La, contemplate the long history of Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort, and look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Leh trip itinerary maker.

Kozhikode to Leh is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Gangtok.

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Magnetic Hill
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Tsomgo Lake, then don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, and then take a stroll through MG Marg.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Leh to Gangtok in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daily temperatures in Gangtok can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pelling.

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MG Marg
Tsomgo Lake
Flower Exhibition Centre

1
day
Pelling

The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 19th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, and then explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pelling travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Pelling takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Pelling

Sightseeing Historic Sites Nature

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Pemayangtse Monastery
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Rabdentse Ruins
Kanchenjunga Falls
Pemayangtse Monastery

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain, and finally take some stellar pictures from Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Pelling to Darjeeling takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Agra.

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Japanese Peace Pagoda
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Kanchenjunga Mountain

2
days
Agra

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the striking features of Jama Masjid, step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal. Keep things going the next day: take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then see the interesting displays at Spiritual Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Taj Museum.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Agra custom trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Darjeeling to Agra in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Manali.

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Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Jama Masjid

2
days
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini waterfall, see the interesting displays at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On your second day here, explore the activities along Beas River and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Manali itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Agra to Manali in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Katra.

Things to do in Manali

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Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple
Jogini waterfall

few
hours
Katra

Located at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra serves as a base for the great pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Katra trip planner.

You can drive from Manali to Katra in 11 hours. October in Katra sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Amritsar.

Things to do in Katra

Sightseeing Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bhimgarh Fort
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1
day
Amritsar

A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mandir Mata Lal Devi.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amritsar vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Katra to Amritsar takes 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Amritsar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Harmandir Sahib
Akal Takht
Mandir Mata Lal Devi

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