36 days in India Itinerary

36 days in India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India holiday planner
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Fly
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Leh
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Nubra Valley
— 1 night
Drive
3
Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
Fly to Rajkot, Train to Dwarka
4
Dwarka
— 1 night
Drive
5
Bhuj
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Goa
— 5 nights
Fly to Madurai, Train to Rameswaram
7
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive
8
Chikmagalur
— 1 day
Train to Royapuram, Ferry to Havelock Island
9
Havelock Island
— 1 night
Ferry
10
Port Blair, South Andaman Island
— 3 nights
Fly
11
Gangtok
— 1 night
Fly
12
Manali
— 4 nights
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Leh — 4 nights

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 River Rafting & Tubing and Hemis Monastery. Explore Leh's surroundings by going to Alchi Monastery (in Alchi) and Likir Gompa (in Likir). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanti Stupa, take a memorable drive along Khardung La, look for gifts at Zanskar Arts, and don't miss a visit to Temple at Sumda Chun.

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 drive to Nubra Valley.
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Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:

Nubra Valley — 1 night

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 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Jaisalmer.
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Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:

Jaisalmer — 3 nights

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 1h 5 min away). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Desert National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Shayama Cashmere Store, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rishabhadeva Temple, steep yourself in history at Kuldhara Abandoned Village, and don't miss a visit to Bada Bagh.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaisalmer journey maker app.

You can drive from Nubra Valley to Jaisalmer in 37 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dwarka.
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Dwarka — 1 night

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: enjoy the sea views from Dwarka Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dunny Point, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nageshwar Shiva Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dwarka tour itinerary website.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Jaisalmer to Dwarka in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bhuj.
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Bhuj — 2 nights

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 Aina Mahal. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Chattardi, explore the historical opulence of Pragmahal Palace, make a trip to Rudramata, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Aath Koti Nani Paksh Jain Sthanak.

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

Drive from Dwarka to Bhuj in 6.5 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 fly to Goa.
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Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:

Goa — 5 nights

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 Zuari River. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Dudhsagar Falls, stroll through Arambol Beach, and wander the streets of Old Goa.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Goa road trip site.

You can fly from Bhuj to Goa in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from Bhuj, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Goa, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rameswaram.
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Rameswaram — 1 night

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: tour the pleasant surroundings 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 9.5 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 drive to Chikmagalur.
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Chikmagalur — 1 day

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 car from Rameswaram to Chikmagalur takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Havelock Island.
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Havelock Island — 1 night

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 train and ferry from Chikmagalur to Havelock Island takes 78 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.
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Port Blair, South Andaman Island — 3 nights

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 Speed Boats Tours and Wandoor Beach. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Anthropological Museum, make a trip to Chatham Saw Mill, step off the mainland to explore Ross Island, and contemplate the long history of Cellular Jail.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Blair trip planning website.

Getting from Havelock Island to Port Blair by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to Gangtok.
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Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:

Gangtok — 1 night

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 9 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Manali.
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Manali — 4 nights

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 Solang Nullah. Get out of town with these interesting Manali side-trips: Naggar Castle (in Naggar) and Hot Water Spring (in Kullu). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Gulaba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rani Nallah, and explore the activities along Bhrigu Lake.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Manali travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Gangtok to Manali by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. On the 20th (Thu), you're off to home.
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Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:

India travel guide

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It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.
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