38 days in India Itinerary

38 days in India Itinerary

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38 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Gangtok
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Lachung
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Lachen
— 1 night
Drive:  15​h 45​min
4
Hanle
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
5
Naggar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Manali
— 6 nights
Drive:  7​h
7
Alchi
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Nubra Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Kargil
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Srinagar
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
11
Leh
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
12
Shimla
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Jaipur

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ranka Monastery and Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. Escape the urban bustle at Tsongmo Lake and Himalayan Zoological Park. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of MG Marg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Enchey Monastery, try to win big at Mayfair Gangtok Casino Mahjong, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Lal Bazar.

To plan Gangtok vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Jaipur to Gangtok is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary ©
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
Ranka Monastery ©
Ranka Monastery
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim ©
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim

2
nights
Lachung

Lachung ©
Perched high in the Himalayas, Lachung offers quintessential mountain scenery and small-village hospitality, making it one of India's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Bhim Nala Falls and then appreciate the views at Yume Samdong (Zero Point). Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery and then identify plant and animal life at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lachung online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Lachung takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Lachen.

Things to do in Lachung

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
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Yume Samdong (Zero Point) ©
Yume Samdong (Zero Point)
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary ©
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls

1
night
Lachen

Lachen ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the activities along Gurudongmar Lake.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lachen online travel route builder .

You can drive from Lachung to Lachen in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Lachen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hanle.

Things to do in Lachen

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Gurudongmar Lake
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Gurudongmar Lake ©
Gurudongmar Lake

1
day
Hanle

Hanle ©
On the 18th (Thu), see the sky in a new way at Indian Astronomical Observatory.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanle online route planner .

Traveling by car from Lachen to Hanle takes 57.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Naggar.

Things to do in Hanle

Museums Childrens Museums
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Indian Astronomical Observatory ©
Indian Astronomical Observatory

1
night
Naggar

Naggar ©
Naggar is a settlement in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh, India.Nicholas RoerichHistoryNaggar is a settlement in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh, India, and it falls as a stopover. On the 19th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tripura Sundari Temple, then take an in-depth tour of The Urusvati Himalayan Research Institute, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gauri Shankar Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Krishna Temple and then trek along Chanderkhani Pass.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Naggar tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hanle to Naggar in 16 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Naggar

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gauri Shankar Temple, International Roerich Memorial Trust
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Chanderkhani Pass ©
Chanderkhani Pass
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Krishna Temple ©
Krishna Temple

6
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 Solang-Nullah and Manu Temple. Escape the urban bustle at Rani Nallah and Beas Kund. There's still lots to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Anjani Mahadev, browse the eclectic array of goods at Manu Market, and contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Manali trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Naggar to Manali in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Alchi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Raghunath Temple, Ram Temple
Highlights from your plan
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

1
day
Alchi

Alchi ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alchi Monastary.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Alchi trip planner .

Getting from Manali to Alchi by car takes about 15 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Nubra Valley.

Things to do in Alchi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

1
night
Nubra Valley

Nubra Valley ©
A trip to Nubra Valley must be planned in advance due to the area's weather extremes, which include freezing winters.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get outside with Hunder Sand Dunes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery), and then appreciate the views at Nubra Valley.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Nubra Valley trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Alchi to Nubra Valley takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kargil.

Things to do in Nubra Valley

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nubra Valley
Highlights from your plan
Nubra Valley ©
Nubra Valley
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
Hunder Sand Dunes ©
Hunder Sand Dunes

3
nights
Kargil

Kargil ©
Get some historical perspective at Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa) and Phuktal Monastery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Drass War Memorial and Karste River.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kargil trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Nubra Valley to Kargil takes 9 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Kargil

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Suru Valley
Highlights from your plan
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa) ©
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa)
Dras War Memorial ©
Dras War Memorial
Shargole Monastery ©
Shargole Monastery

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dal Lake and Tarsar Lake. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hazratbal and Khir Bhawani Temple. Step out of Srinagar with an excursion to Gulmarg Golf Course in Gulmarg--about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jama Masjid Mosque, look for gifts at Saklain's Coterie, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Srinagar trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Kargil to Srinagar by car takes about 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Srinagar

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Gulmarg Golf Course, Tarsar Lake
Highlights from your plan
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Jama Masjid Mosque ©
Jama Masjid Mosque
Khir Bhawani Temple ©
Khir Bhawani Temple

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hemis Monastery and Likir Gompa. Visit Alchi Choskor Monastery and Basgo gompa for their historical value. Spend the 7th (Wed) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, look for all kinds of wild species at Donkey Sanctuary, and gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Leh trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Srinagar to Leh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Leh

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Khardung La, Hemis Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Khardung La ©
Khardung La
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery

4
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Naldehra Golf Course and Tara Devi Temple. Get in touch with nature at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary and Green Valley. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, examine the collection at Himachal State Museum, make a trip to The Mall, and admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Shimla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naldehra Golf Course, Tara Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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