28 days in India Itinerary

28 days in India Itinerary

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28 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Dharamsala
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
4
Havelock Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h 30​min
5
Neil Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
6
Chikmagalur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Gokarna
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Goa
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Step out of the city life by going to Jogini Waterfall and Hampta. Take a break from Manali with a short trip to Naggar Castle in Naggar, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: cruise along Rohtang Pass and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Manali road trip planning website .

New Delhi to Manali is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Rohtang Pass, Naggar Castle, Hampta
Highlights from your plan
Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass
Hampta ©
Hampta
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

4
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Take a break from the city and head to Kangra Valley and Triund Hill. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and Kangra Fort. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dharamsala trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, Kangra Fort
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Spas
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

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.
Pangong Tso has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Khardung La and Hemis Monastery. Change things up with a short trip to Alchi Monastary in Alchi (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: get outside with Tanglang La, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alchi Choskor Monastery, and appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Leh route planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Dharamsala to Leh in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Khardung La, Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Khardung La ©
Khardung La
Tanglang La ©
Tanglang La
Pangong Tso ©
Pangong Tso

1
night
Havelock Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): kick back and relax at Kalapathar Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vijaynagar Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Havelock Island tour builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Leh to Havelock Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Neil Island.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach
Vijaynagar Beach ©
Vijaynagar Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Neil Island

Neil Island ©
On the 17th (Tue), take in the views from Howrah Bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laxmanpur Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bharatpur Beach, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Neil Island Jetty. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): kick back and relax at Ram Nagar Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sitapur Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Neil Island visit app .

Explore your travel options from Havelock Island to Neil Island with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Neil Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Laxmanpur Beach ©
Laxmanpur Beach
Bharatpur Beach ©
Bharatpur Beach
Sitapur Beach ©
Sitapur Beach

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mullayanagiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hoysaleswara Temple, then delve into the distant past at Chennakesava Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sringeri Mutt.

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Explore your travel options from Neil Island to Chikmagalur with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gokarna.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chennakesava Temple, Hoysaleswara Temple
Highlights from your plan
Hoysaleswara Temple ©
Hoysaleswara Temple
Mullayanagiri ©
Mullayanagiri
Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple

4
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Paradise Beach and Ravindranath Tagore Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Murudeshwar and Tilimati Beach. Explore Gokarna's surroundings by going to Kethapayya Narayan Temple (in Murdeshwar) and Karwar (Karwar Aquarium & Ladies' Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Murdeshwar Temple, Head underground at Shiva Cave, and kick back and relax at Kudle Beach.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Gokarna travel planner.

You can drive from Chikmagalur to Gokarna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Goa.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Karwar, Karnataka, Kethapayya Narayan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Ravindranath Tagore Beach ©
Ravindranath Tagore Beach

6
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Step out of the city life by going to Utorda Beach and Morjim Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Majorda Beach and Arambol Beach. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Tomb of St. Francis Xavier, stroll through Mandrem Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Pandava Caves, and admire the sheer force of Dudhsagar Falls.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Goa trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Gokarna to Goa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Goa are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Majorda Beach ©
Majorda Beach
Utorda Beach ©
Utorda Beach
Mandrem Beach ©
Mandrem Beach

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