16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lucknow
— 1 night
2
Gangtok
— 1 night
3
Tawang
— 1 night
4
Guwahati
— 1 day
5
Leh
— 4 nights
6
New Delhi
— 4 nights
7
Manali
— 1 night

1
night
Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sri Radha Raman Bihari Ji Mandir, thenpause for some photo ops at Bara Imambara, and then don't miss a visit to Rumi Darwaza. On your second day here, take a stroll through Hazratganj, examine the collection at The Residency, and then get engrossed in the history at 1857 Memorial Museum.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Lucknow trip site.

London, UK to Lucknow is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Lucknow is 5.5 hours. When traveling from London in November, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Lucknow: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Lucknow

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The Residency ©
The Residency
Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj
Rumi Darwaza ©
Rumi Darwaza

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): wander the streets of MG Marg, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then make a trip to Hanuman Tok.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gangtok holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Lucknow to Gangtok takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tawang.

Things to do in Gangtok

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Hanuman Tok ©
Hanuman Tok

1
night
Tawang

Tawang ©
A strong sense of Buddhist spirituality and dramatic mountain scenery combine to create a memorable atmosphere in Tawang, a Himalayan town best known as the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Gorsam Chorten, thenhike along Bum La Pass, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Taktsang Gompa.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tawang vacation app.

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Tawang takes 23 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Guwahati.

Things to do in Tawang

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Bum La Pass ©
Bum La Pass
Taktsang Gompa ©
Taktsang Gompa

1
day
Guwahati

Guwahati ©
A place to engage with the culture of the northeast, Guwahati represents the largest city in the region, and acts as a stepping stone for wider explorations.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple and then steep yourself in history at Kamakhya Temple.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read our Guwahati trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Tawang to Guwahati in 13 hours. In November, daytime highs in Guwahati are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple ©
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple

4
nights
Leh

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alchi Choskor Monastery and Shanti Stupa. Visit Hemis Monastery and Thiksey Monastery for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the landmark architecture of Stakna Monastery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gomang Stupa.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Leh vacation maker site.

Traveling by flight from Guwahati to Leh takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Hemis Monastery
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Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery

4
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mehrauli Archaeological Park and Raj Ghat. Humayun's Tomb and Red Fort are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to India Gate, get engrossed in the history at Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chhatarpur Temple.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Leh to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In November, daytime highs in New Delhi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib

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night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 28th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Manali route builder site.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Manali takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Siyali Mahadev Temple ©
Siyali Mahadev Temple

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