15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Darjeeling
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Gangtok
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Chennai
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Darjeeling

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): make a trip to Samthar Plateau and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then look for gifts at Life and Leaf Fair Trade Shop.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling road trip planner .

New Delhi to Darjeeling is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Adventure Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): make a trip to Nathula, contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, and then take a stroll through MG Marg.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gangtok trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Darjeeling to Gangtok by car takes about 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

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.
On the 13th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramakrishna Math, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dakshineswar Kali Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) online journey planner .

Getting from Gangtok to Kolkata (Calcutta) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daytime highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
South Park Street Cemetery ©
South Park Street Cemetery
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, then steep yourself in history at Krishna Mandapam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Varaha Cave Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, then wander the streets of Fort St. George, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Vivekananda House- Multimedia Cultural Museum.

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You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Chennai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November, Chennai is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
Highlights from your plan
Varaha Cave Temple ©
Varaha Cave Temple
Krishna Mandapam ©
Krishna Mandapam
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

1
night
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, take in the waterfront activity at Seaside Promenade, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Pondicherry Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pondicherry trip planner .

Drive from Chennai to Pondicherry in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Pondicherry Lighthouse ©
Pondicherry Lighthouse

2
nights
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.
On the 17th (Sun), examine the collection at Napier Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Beemapally Mosque. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Priyadarshini Planetarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palkulangara Devi Temple, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Kuthira Malika, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarkara Devi Temple.

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Traveling by flight from Pondicherry to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Napier Museum ©
Napier Museum

3
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Paradesi Synagogue and Mattancherry Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Malayattoor Church (in Malayattoor), Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Cherthala (St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam & St. Mary's Forane Church). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Antony's Shrine, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) vacation tool .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. November in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cherthala, Malayattoor Church, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
St. Antony's Shrine ©
St. Antony's Shrine
Malayattoor Church ©
Malayattoor Church

1
night
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Pichola, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Udaipur trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Udaipur takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Udaipur when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in November, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Jitesh Arts. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Nahargarh Fort, contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, then admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Andrews Church.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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