38 days in India Itinerary

38 days in India Itinerary

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38 days in India Itinerary

Doha
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Chikkamagalur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Hassan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Hyderabad
— 2 nights
taxi + bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
Mumbai (Bombay)
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Jaipur
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Leh
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Doha

2
days
Chikkamagalur

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 10th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Halebidu Temple and then explore the ancient world of Chennakesava Temple. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Mullayanagiri, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Baba Budangiri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Annapurneshwari Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodandaramaswami Temple.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chikkamagalur tour planner.

Doha, Qatar to Chikkamagalur is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Hassan.

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Halebidu Temple, Chennakesava Temple
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Mullayanagiri
Chennakesava Temple
Halebidu Temple

2
days
Hassan

Hassan is a city and the district headquarters of Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Math Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koravangala Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hasanamba Temple. On your second day here, make a trip to Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, then appreciate the history behind Bhagawan Bahubali Statue (Gommateshwara), and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shettihalli Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hassan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chikkamagalur to Hassan takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

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Shettihalli Church
Hasanamba Temple

2
days
Mysuru (Mysore)

A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Philomena Church. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shweta Varahaswamy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally stroll through Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) holiday planner.

Getting from Hassan to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 2.5 hours. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mumbai (Bombay).

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Brindavan Garden

2
days
Hyderabad

Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Ramoji Film City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir, appreciate the history behind Qutab Shahi Tombs, and then explore the historical opulence of Golkonda Fort.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hyderabad custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mysuru (Mysore) to Hyderabad takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Hyderabad, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Mumbai (Bombay).

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Ramoji Film City
Golkonda Fort
Birla Mandir

3
days
Mumbai (Bombay)

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai (Bombay) is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Marine Drive, make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, and wander the streets of Chowpatty Beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mumbai (Bombay) itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Hyderabad to Mumbai (Bombay) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Mumbai (Bombay) sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

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Nariman Point
Marine Drive
Food Tours

2
days
Udaipur

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 22nd (Tue), get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, and then explore the activities along Lake Pichola. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Maidens (Sahelion Ki Bari), explore the historical opulence of Monsoon Palace, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Fatehsagar Udaipur.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Udaipur travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai (Bombay) to Udaipur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Jaipur.

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Lake Pichola
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Fatehsagar Udaipur

4
days
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.
Spend the 25th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Amber Fort, look for gifts at Anokhi Clothing Store, admire the striking features of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), and take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jaipur vacation trip planner.

Getting from Udaipur to Jaipur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Jaipur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Agra.

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Amber Fort
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur

3
days
Agra

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Change things up with a short trip to Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham in Vrindavan (about 1h 45 min away). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, explore the different monuments and memorials at Chini Ka Rauza Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Masjid, and stop by Subhash Emporium.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra sightseeing planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

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Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
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Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

3
days
New Delhi

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
New Delhi is known for sightseeing, historic sites, shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, look for gifts at Craft House, and contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read New Delhi itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

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Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar
Swaminarayan Akshardham

4
days
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.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, sightseeing, museums, and wildlife areas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill, and make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Leh holiday planner.

You can fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

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Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame

3
days
Kochi (Cochin)

A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Marari Beach (in Mararikulam), Athirappilly Waterfalls (in Thrissur) and Athirapally Falls (in Athirappilly). There's much more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, and stop by Anokhi.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Kochi (Cochin) takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Theme Parks Nature

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Athirapally Falls, Marari Beach, Athirappilly Waterfalls
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Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets
Wonderla Amusement Park

5
days
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach) and Varkala (Varkala Beach, Varkala Light House, & more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Pazhaya Sreekanteswaram Temple, examine the collection at Napier Museum, and contemplate the long history of Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) holiday planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Varkala, Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach

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