30 days in India Itinerary

30 days in India Itinerary

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30 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Rishikesh
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Manali
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Kaza
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Sangla
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 45​min
5
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Srinagar
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
8
Leh
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
9
Nainital
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

4
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Attractions like Chandi Devi Temple and Har ki Pauri make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Swami Vivekanand Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rishikesh: Haridwar (Ganga Aarti at Haridwar & Daksheshwar Mahadev). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parmath Niketan Temple, go for a walk through Birla Ghat, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Rishikesh is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Haridwar, Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
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Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple
Daksheshwar Mahadev ©
Daksheshwar Mahadev
Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple ©
Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

5
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jogini Waterfall and Beas Kund. Escape the urban bustle at Bhrigu Lake and Beas River. Step out of Manali to go to Kullu and see Hampta, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at International Roerich Memorial Trust, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, hunt for treasures at Manu Market, and take in the awesome beauty at Keylong.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read Manali trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Rishikesh to Manali takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kaza.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Hampta
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Hampta ©
Hampta
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

1
night
Kaza

Kaza ©
Kaza, is the sub-divisional headquarter of Spiti Valley in the district of Lahaul & Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. Its located at 3600 ASL and is a cold desert. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Komic Monastery, appreciate the views at Spiti Valley, and then wander the streets of Hikkim.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Kaza road trip app .

Getting from Manali to Kaza by car takes about 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sangla.

Things to do in Kaza

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Spiti Valley
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Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Hikkim ©
Hikkim
Komic Monastery ©
Komic Monastery

1
night
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Baspa River, then take in the awesome beauty at Chitkul, and then take a stroll through Rakcham.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sangla itinerary planner .

Drive from Kaza to Sangla in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham
Baspa River ©
Baspa River

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Head to Sobha Singh Art Gallery and Naam Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at Baijnath Temple and Jawalamukhi Devi Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Dharamsala: Jawali Ji Temple (in Jwalamukhi) and Kangra (Kangra Fort & Mata Brajeshwari Devi). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, look for gifts at Kushi Boutique, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip planner.

Getting from Sangla to Dharamsala by car takes about 13 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Jwalamukhi, Kangra, Baijnath Temple, Sobha Singh Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort

1
night
Amritsar

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple, take an in-depth tour of The Partition Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Digamber Jain Temple, and finally stop by India House.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Amritsar travel planner .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Amritsar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. November in Amritsar sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum

4
nights
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pari Mahal and Khir Bhawani Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Apharwat Peak and Yousmarg. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Shalimar Bagh, don't miss a visit to Ghanta Ghar, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durga Nag Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Srinagar trip builder app .

You can fly from Amritsar to Srinagar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Amritsar in November, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Srinagar: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Apharwat Peak
Highlights from your plan
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Pari Mahal ©
Pari Mahal
Khir Bhawani Temple ©
Khir Bhawani Temple

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Khardung La and Tanglang La. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shanti Stupa and Alchi Monastary. Change things up with a short trip to Hemis Monastery in Hemis (about 1h 05 min away). Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by De Pashmina Emporium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gomang Stupa, and see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Leh travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Srinagar to Leh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Khardung La, Hemis Monastery, Alchi Monastary
Highlights from your plan
Khardung La ©
Khardung La
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Visiting Bhimtal Lake and Naukuchiatal Lake will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Mukteshwar MahadevTemple and Neeb Karori Kainchi Dham. When in Nainital, make a side trip to see Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple in Bhowali, approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Naina Peak, explore the activities along Nainital Lake, and look for gifts at The Pahari Store.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nainital route site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Nainital takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple, Naukuchiatal Lake, Bhimtal Lake
Highlights from your plan
Bhimtal Lake ©
Bhimtal Lake
Mukteshvar Temple ©
Mukteshvar Temple
Neeb Karori Kainchi Dham ©
Neeb Karori Kainchi Dham

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