30 days in India Itinerary

30 days in India Itinerary

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30 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
Udaipur
— 8 nights
2
Jaipur
— 9 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
3
Gangtok
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Pelling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
5
Leh
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Kargil
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
7
Hunder
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

8
nights
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Gothwal Art and Ganga Govrdhan Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Rakht-Talai (Haldighati) and Charbhuja Temple will appeal to history buffs. Explore Udaipur's surroundings by going to Rajsamand (Anuvrat Vishwa Bharati & Sanwaria Seth Temple), Shree Kharch Bhandar (in Nathdwara) and Art Haveli (in Delwara). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Srinathji Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Fateh Prakash Palace, and explore the activities along Jaisamand Lake.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Udaipur trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi to Udaipur is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in September: high temperatures in Udaipur hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kumbhalgarh, Nathdwara, Rajsamand, Sarswati Temple, Jaisamand Lake
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Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
Rakht-Talai (Haldighati) ©
Rakht-Talai (Haldighati)
Maharana Pratap Museum ©
Maharana Pratap Museum

9
nights
Jaipur

Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chand Baori (Step well) and Khatu Shyam Ji Temple. Visit Govind Dev Ji Temple and Moti Dungari Temple for their historical value. When in Jaipur, make a side trip to see Shree Shyam Kund ( Shyam Sarovar) in Sikar, approximately 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham Temple, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Amer Jeep Safari.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jaipur vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Parks

Side Trips

Sikar, Chand Baori (Step well)
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Spas
Chand Baori (Step well) ©
Chand Baori (Step well)
Govind Dev Ji Temple ©
Govind Dev Ji Temple

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Deorali Orchid Sanctuary, make a trip to Gonjang Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiv Mandir, and finally contemplate the long history of Kabi Lungchok.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gangtok itinerary planner .

Getting from Jaipur to Gangtok by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Kabi Lungchok ©
Kabi Lungchok
Gonjang Monastery ©
Gonjang Monastery

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery, make a trip to Pemayangtse Gompa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, then make a trip to Tashiding Monastery, and finally explore the activities along Kartok Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Sangay Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rimbi Water Falls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pelling day trip planner.

Drive from Gangtok to Pelling in 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Pelling can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Pelling

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yuksom, Pemayangtse Monastery
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Kartok Lake ©
Kartok Lake
Tashiding Monastery ©
Tashiding Monastery
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hemis Monastery and Namgyal Tsemo Gompa. Discover out-of-the-way places like Alchi Monastary and Stakna Monastery. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, see the interesting displays at Ladakh Rocks & Minerals Museum, and look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Leh travel planning site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Pelling to Leh in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kargil.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Alchi Monastary
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Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa ©
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa

1
night
Kargil

Kargil ©
On the 5th (Sat), admire the striking features of Shargole Monastery, explore the activities along Karste River, take an in-depth tour of Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian and Kargil Trade Artifacts, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Phuktal Monastery, and finally admire the striking features of Sani Monastery.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Kargil trip tool .

Traveling by car from Leh to Kargil takes 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hunder.

Things to do in Kargil

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Shargole Monastery ©
Shargole Monastery

3
nights
Hunder

Hunder ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) and Hundur Monastery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nubra Valley and Hunder Sand Dunes.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Hunder trip planner .

Drive from Kargil to Hunder in 9.5 hours. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hunder

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Diskit, Yarab Tso Lake, Nubhra Valley, Hundur Monastery, Nubra Valley
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Nubhra Valley ©
Nubhra Valley
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
Hundur Monastery
Hundur Monastery

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