47 days in India Itinerary

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47 days in India Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Shillong
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Goa
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Ahmedabad
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Jaipur
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Sonamarg
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Pahalgam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
9
Leh
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Nubra Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
11
Manali
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
12
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
14
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
15
Hyderabad
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  2​h
16
Chennai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
17
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Dhaka City

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Shillong

Shillong ©
Established as the capital of Assam by the British, the hill station of Shillong today serves as the capital of Meghalaya, created in 1972.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Ward's Lake and then see the interesting displays at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Elephant Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Umiam Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Umiam Lake, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Shillong sightseeing planner.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Shillong is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Shillong

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Umiam Lake
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Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls

1
night
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look for gifts at Sunshine, shop like a local with New Market, take a stroll through Park Street, then see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, and finally stop by Story Bookshop.

To find maps and other tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) vacation builder website .

Traveling by flight from Shillong to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

#Shopping, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Sunshine ©
Sunshine
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
New Market ©
New Market

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nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Utorda Beach and Mandrem Beach. Visiting Morjim Beach and Mobor Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Sheek Emporium, stop by Shamrock Jewellers, enjoy the sand and surf at Cavelossim Beach, and have some family-friendly fun at Milsim Goa Paintball.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Goa road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Goa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Goa, with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Goa

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Morjim Beach ©
Morjim Beach
Mandrem Beach ©
Mandrem Beach
Utorda Beach ©
Utorda Beach

1
night
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the activities along Kankaria Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham, then contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at AlphaOne Mall.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ahmedabad route site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Goa to Ahmedabad takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Goa in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ahmedabad, with highs around 38°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks
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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Kankaria Lake ©
Kankaria Lake

5
nights
Jaipur

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Gem Palace and Akee International. You'll explore and learn at City Palace of Jaipur and Albert Hall Museum. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, stop by Akriti Jewellers, look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, and get some fabulous bargains at Heritage Textiles.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Jaipur road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Ahmedabad to Jaipur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Jaipur is a bit cooler than Ahmedabad - with highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jaipur

#Shopping, #Museums, #Wildlife
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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nights
New Delhi

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.
For shopping fun, head to The Great India Place or Anand Stationers. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ambience Mall and Gandhi Smriti. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lodi Gardens.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi trip maker tool .

Fly from Jaipur to New Delhi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Sonamarg.

Things to do in New Delhi

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Parks

Side Trips

The Great India Place, Ambience Mall
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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hours
Sonamarg

Sonamarg ©
Glacial peaks of the Himalayas are accessible via Sonamarg, a hill station with stunning views.
On the 3rd (Mon), explore the activities along Gadsar Lake, then explore the activities along Krishnasar Lake, and then explore the activities along Vishansar Lake.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sonamarg road trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New Delhi to Sonamarg. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Sonamarg: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Sonamarg

#Nature, #Parks
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Gadsar Lake ©
Gadsar Lake
Krishnasar Lake ©
Krishnasar Lake
Vishansar Lake ©
Vishansar Lake

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night
Pahalgam

Pahalgam ©
Across the landscape of alpine peaks, conifer forests, and mountain lakes that surrounds Pahalgam lie a number of sites of spiritual importance, and a great biodiversity of wildlife.
On the 4th (Tue), appreciate the views at Aru Valley, then tee off at Pahalgam Golf Course, and then admire the verdant scenery at Betaab Valley.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pahalgam travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Sonamarg to Pahalgam takes 5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Pahalgam are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Pahalgam

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Pahalgam Golf Course ©
Pahalgam Golf Course

5
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 Deskit Monastery and Hemis Monastery. Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Donkey Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Alchi Monastary in Alchi (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanti Stupa, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Pashmina house, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and stop by Himalayan Pashmina Shawls.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Leh travel route builder app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pahalgam to Leh in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Nubra Valley.

Things to do in Leh

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Hazara Arts, Alchi Monastary, Shanti Stupa, Hemis Monastery
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Deskit Monastery ©
Deskit Monastery
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yarab Tso Lake, then admire the verdant scenery at Nubra Valley, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery), and finally go for a walk through Hunder Sand Dunes.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nubra Valley road trip planner.

You can drive from Leh to Nubra Valley in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Nubra Valley

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Hunder Sand Dunes, Nubra Valley, Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
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Nubra Valley ©
Nubra Valley
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery) ©
Diskit Gompa (Diskit Monastery)
Hunder Sand Dunes ©
Hunder Sand Dunes

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nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery and Solang-Nullah. Step out of the city life by going to Van Vihar National Park and Beas River. Go for a jaunt from Manali to Naggar to see Krishna Temple about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle, and hunt for treasures at Manu Market.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali route website .

Traveling by car from Nubra Valley to Manali takes 16.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Manali

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naggar
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Solang-Nullah ©
Solang-Nullah
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Van Vihar National Park ©
Van Vihar National Park

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Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kundala Dam Lake and Climbing Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tea Museum and C.S.I Christ Church. Go for a jaunt from Munnar to Idukki to see Hindustan Spices and Herbals about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra and take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Munnar day trip planning app .

Getting from Manali to Munnar by combination of taxi and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In December in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Hindustan Spices and Herbals
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Kundala Dam Lake ©
Kundala Dam Lake

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Kochi (Cochin)

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Marari Beach and Njarackal Arattuvazhi Beach. Do your shopping at LuLu Mall and Kochi Books. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Mararikulam Beach in Mararikulam--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, look for gifts at Waltons Boutique, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and buy something for everyone on your list at Goodwill Collection.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Shopping, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach. Visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Anjengo Fort for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala (Moon Stone Arts & Shalimar Weaves) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach, Hawa Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, stop by Keralashopee, and enjoy the sand and surf at Shanghumukham Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala, Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
On the 24th (Mon), stop by Krishna Pearls & Jewellers, pick up some local products at SLN Terminus, then hunt for treasures at Laad Bazaar, and finally see the interesting displays at Salar Jung Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir, explore the activities along Hussain Sagar Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chilkur Balaji Temple, and finally explore the historical opulence of Golkonda Fort.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hyderabad driving holiday planner.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Hyderabad by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in December since evenings lows in Hyderabad dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Hyderabad

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Nature
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Golkonda Fort ©
Golkonda Fort
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum

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Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
For shopping fun, head to Express Avenue Mall or T Nagar, Ranganathan Street. Step out of the city life by going to The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology and Besant Nagar Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, wander the streets of Fort St. George, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chennai trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Hyderabad to Chennai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hyderabad in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chennai, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Chennai

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Colaba Causeway and Charagh Din Shirts. Head to Bungalow Eight and Sancha Tea Boutiquefor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Gateway of India, get outside with Marine Drive, enjoy the sand and surf at Juhu Beach, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mumbai trip planner .

You can fly from Chennai to Mumbai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai in December, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Mumbai. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

#Shopping, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Shree Siddhivinayak ©
Shree Siddhivinayak
Juhu Beach ©
Juhu Beach

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