18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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New Delhi
— 1 night
2
Jodhpur
— 1 night
3
Goa
— 2 nights
4
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
5
Gangtok
— 2 nights
6
Darjeeling
— 1 night
7
Manali
— 2 nights
8
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
9
Leh
— 4 nights

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at Ambience Mall and then browse the different shops at The Great India Place. On your second day here, examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, then buy something for everyone on your list at DLF Mall Of India, then don't miss a visit to Akshardham, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi travel planning website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New Delhi. In July, daytime highs in New Delhi are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Noida, Ambience Mall, Akshardham
Highlights from your plan
DLF Mall Of India ©
DLF Mall Of India
The Great India Place ©
The Great India Place
Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan) ©
Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan)

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night
Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well), then view the masterpieces at Ganesh Handicrafts, and then take in the exciting artwork at Umaid Heritage Art School.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Jodhpur online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Jodhpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Jodhpur, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts
Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well) ©
Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well)
Umaid Heritage Art School ©
Umaid Heritage Art School

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nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stop by Jewels Emporium, then delve into the distant past at Chapora Fort, and then kick back and relax at Chapora Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Ashvek Vintage World, don't miss a visit to Tomb of St. Francis Xavier, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanta Durga Temple.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Goa trip maker app.

Getting from Jodhpur to Goa by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Jodhpur in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Goa: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Goa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Chapora Fort ©
Chapora Fort
Shanta Durga Temple ©
Shanta Durga Temple
Tomb of St. Francis Xavier ©
Tomb of St. Francis Xavier

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nights
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stop by Manyavar, buy something for everyone on your list at Phoenix Marketcity, then brush up on your military savvy at The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Cauvery Handicrafts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): get curious at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, explore the historical opulence of Bangalore Palace, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Orion Mall.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru road trip planning app.

You can fly from Goa to Bengaluru in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Goa in July, Bengaluru is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Phoenix Marketcity ©
Phoenix Marketcity
Cauvery Handicrafts ©
Cauvery Handicrafts
Orion Mall ©
Orion Mall

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nights
Gangtok

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 8th (Wed): make a trip to Hanuman Tok and then don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit MG Marg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ranka Monastery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rumtek Monastery Sikkim.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gangtok tour planning site.

You can fly from Bengaluru to Gangtok in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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Ranka Monastery ©
Ranka Monastery
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim ©
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

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night
Darjeeling

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.
On the 10th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, then examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling trip builder.

You can drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall and then take an in-depth tour of International Roerich Memorial Trust.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Manali itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Darjeeling to Manali takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
International Roerich Memorial Trust
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

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nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and then gain insight at Norbulingka Institute. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill and then get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dharamsala online trip maker.

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Khardung La and Hemis Monastery. Hall of Fame and Old Raku House will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Leh with an excursion to Alchi Monastary in Alchi--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery, appreciate the views at Nubra Valley, and admire the landmark architecture of Stakna Monastery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Leh trip planner.

Fly from Dharamsala to Leh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery, Nubra Valley, Khardung La
Highlights from your plan
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Alchi Choskor Monastery ©
Alchi Choskor Monastery

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