36 days in India Itinerary

36 days in India Itinerary

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Leh
— 4 nights
2
Nubra Valley
— 1 night
3
Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
4
Dwarka
— 1 night
5
Bhuj
— 2 nights
6
Goa
— 5 nights
7
Rameswaram
— 1 night
8
Chikmagalur
— 1 day
9
Havelock Island
— 1 night
10
Port Blair, South Andaman Island
— 3 nights
11
Gangtok
— 1 night
12
Manali
— 4 nights

4
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Alchi Choskor Monastery and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore Leh's surroundings by going to Alchi Monastary (in Alchi) and Hemis Monastery (in Hemis). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Deskit Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa, don't miss a visit to Temple at Sumda Chun, and cruise along Khardung La.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Leh travel route planning site.

New Delhi to Leh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nubra Valley.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery, Khardung La
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Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Alchi Choskor Monastery ©
Alchi Choskor Monastery
Deskit Monastery ©
Deskit Monastery

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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.
On the 20th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Yarab Tso Lake, appreciate the views at Nubra Valley, and then go for a walk through Hunder Sand Dunes.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nubra Valley day trip planning website.

You can drive from Leh to Nubra Valley in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Nubra Valley

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Nubra Valley
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Nubra Valley ©
Nubra Valley
Hunder Sand Dunes ©
Hunder Sand Dunes

3
nights
Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jaisalmer War Museum and Shree Laxmi Art Home. Change things up with a short trip to Sam Sand Dunes in Kanoi (about 44 minutes away). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Desert National Park. There's much more to do: make a trip to Bada Bagh, stop by Kuku Pashmina Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rishabhadeva Temple, and steep yourself in history at Kuldhara Abandoned Village.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jaisalmer sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nubra Valley to Jaisalmer. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dwarka.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sam Sand Dunes
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Sam Sand Dunes ©
Sam Sand Dunes
Jaisalmer War Museum ©
Jaisalmer War Museum
Desert National Park ©
Desert National Park

1
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Dwarka

Dwarka ©
Way out west, the small city of Dwarka has a long history of pilgrimage, as a place central to Hindu mythology and belief.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Beyt Dwarika, then don't miss a visit to Shree Dwarkadhish Temple, and then walk around Gomti Ghat. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Dwarka Lighthouse, then head outdoors with Dunny Point, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nageshwar Shiva Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dwarka route maker.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Jaisalmer to Dwarka in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bhuj.

Things to do in Dwarka

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Beyt Dwarika ©
Beyt Dwarika
Nageshwar Shiva Temple ©
Nageshwar Shiva Temple
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple ©
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

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Bhuj

Bhuj ©
Established long ago as an important regional city, Bhuj has had to rebuild on several occasions due to devastating earthquakes destroying its temples, palaces, and residential areas.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj and Pragmahal Palace. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's extreme beauty at White Desert Of Kutch, explore the ancient world of Chattardi, examine the collection at Aina Mahal, and look for gifts at Traditional Rogan Art.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read Bhuj vacation maker.

Drive from Dwarka to Bhuj in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Bhuj can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Bhuj

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Desh Devi Maa Ashapura
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Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj ©
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj
White Desert Of Kutch ©
White Desert Of Kutch
Pragmahal Palace ©
Pragmahal Palace

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Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tomb of St. Francis Xavier and Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Mandrem Beach, stop by Old Goa, delve into the distant past at Fort Aguada, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Goa trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Bhuj to Goa in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Bhuj in November, you will find days in Goa are little chillier (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (29°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Goa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Dudhsagar Falls ©
Dudhsagar Falls
Tomb of St. Francis Xavier ©
Tomb of St. Francis Xavier

1
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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the views from Pamban bridge, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach Point. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary, stroll through Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and then see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rameswaram trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Goa to Rameswaram takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur ©
Located at the foot of the highest mountain range in the state, the city of Chikamagalur features a number of natural and man-made attractions of rich variety.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Baba Budangiri and then take in the awesome beauty at Mullayanagiri.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Chikmagalur online itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Rameswaram to Chikmagalur takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Parks · Nature
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Mullayanagiri ©
Mullayanagiri
Baba Budangiri ©
Baba Budangiri

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Havelock Island

Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalapathar Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, kick back and relax at Radhanagar Beach and then add some adventure to your tour with Captain Hook’s.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Havelock Island online travel planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, train, and ferry from Chikmagalur to Havelock Island takes 76 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Port Blair.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Captain Hook’s ©
Captain Hook’s
Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach

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Port Blair, South Andaman Island

Port Blair ©
The capital and largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair acts as a gateway to the landmasses that lie in the Bay of Bengal.
Explore hidden gems such as Jolly Buoy Island and Chidiya Tapu. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to North Bay Island Andaman, see the interesting displays at Samudrika Marine Museum, steep yourself in history at Cellular Jail, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Blair route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Havelock Island to Port Blair in 3.5 hours. In December in Port Blair, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Port Blair

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Jolly Buoy Island ©
Jolly Buoy Island
Anthropological Museum ©
Anthropological Museum
Chidiya Tapu ©
Chidiya Tapu

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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 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Hanuman Tok, then take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Himalayan Zoological Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tashi View Point. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Flower Exhibition Centre, then take a stroll through MG Marg, then admire the sheer force of Banjhakri Water Falls, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ranka Monastery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gangtok day trip tool.

Getting from Port Blair to Gangtok by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
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Banjhakri Water Falls ©
Banjhakri Water Falls
Hanuman Tok ©
Hanuman Tok
Ranka Monastery ©
Ranka Monastery

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jogini Waterfall and Hot Water Spring. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Gulaba, identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib, and take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Manali trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Gangtok to Manali takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. You will leave for home on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Hot Water Spring, Rohtang Pass
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Solang Nullah ©
Solang Nullah
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Hot Water Spring ©
Hot Water Spring

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