15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Jaipur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Nainital
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Mussoorie
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Kullu
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
8
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
9
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then identify plant and animal life at Elefriend, and then look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jaipur trip planner .

Bengaluru to Jaipur is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in May; daily highs in Jaipur reach 48°C and lows reach 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then admire the landmark architecture of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Agra day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 48°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nainital.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

1
day
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
On the 19th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Garhi, then explore the activities along Nainital Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, and finally stroll through High Altitude Zoo.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nainital online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Agra to Nainital in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hanuman Garhi
Highlights from your plan
Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo

1
day
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Lal Tibba, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mussoorie tour planner .

Drive from Nainital to Mussoorie in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve ©
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 21st (Tue), stroll through Annandale Ground, see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla online road trip planner .

You can drive from Mussoorie to Shimla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 22nd (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Manali travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley.

Make your Kullu itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley

1
night
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guruvayur Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Camp Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurumbakavu Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Guruvayur trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kullu to Guruvayur. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Thrissur
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady trip planner .

You can drive from Guruvayur to Thekkady in 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Green Land Spice Garden ©
Green Land Spice Garden

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Magic Planet Theme Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Mahadeva Temple.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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