15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Leh
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 30​min
7
Goa
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for gifts at Kumortuli, then admire all the interesting features of Eden Gardens, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kolkata (Calcutta), with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Shopping
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Walking tours
Eden Gardens ©
Eden Gardens
Kumartuli ©
Kumartuli

2
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.
On the 8th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, then make a trip to Hazrat Nizamuddin Darga, and finally contemplate the long history of India Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read New Delhi online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to New Delhi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Nature & Wildlife Tours
India Gate ©
India Gate

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Manali online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Manali takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 11th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ramchandra Temple and then admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kullu trip planner .

You can drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Kullu

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lord Ramchandra Temple
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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley

2
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.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, museums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Leh online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Kullu to Leh takes 15 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
River Rafting & Tubing
Magnetic Hill ©
Magnetic Hill

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally look for gifts at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jaipur vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Leh to Jaipur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Jaipur are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Palolem Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Baga Beach, admire all the interesting features of Dudhsagar Plantation and Farmstay, and identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Goa trip app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Jaipur to Goa in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jaipur in September: highs in Goa hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 30°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach

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