15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
1
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Bodh Gaya
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
7
Ayodhya
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Allahabad
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 1st (Fri), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, don't miss a visit to Gateway of India, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Ayyappa Temple, and finally stop by Bragpacker. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, then don't miss a visit to Marine Drive, then admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally make a trip to Dhobi Ghat.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mumbai sightseeing planning site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Mumbai. In May, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Speed Boats Tours

3
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, don't miss a visit to Qutub Minar, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip planner .

You can fly from Mumbai to New Delhi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Mumbai in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in New Delhi, with highs around 47°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Barney's Den ©
Barney's Den
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

2
nights
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and then stop by Akee Crafts. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Srinagar road trip planning app .

Getting from New Delhi to Srinagar by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from New Delhi in May, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Srinagar: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill

3
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: gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, take in the awesome beauty at Stok Kangri, contemplate the waterfront views at Kyagar Tso, and appreciate the views at Zanskar the Virgin Valley.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Leh route planner .

You can fly from Srinagar to Leh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Bodh Gaya.

Things to do in Leh

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zanskar the Virgin Valley ©
Zanskar the Virgin Valley
Photography Tours
Markha Valley ©
Markha Valley

1
night
Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya ©
One of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, Bodh Gaya has risen to international fame as the place where Prince Siddhartha sat under the Bodhi tree and gained enlightenment some 2,600 years ago.
On the 11th (Mon), make a trip to Bodhi Tree, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahabodhi Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metta Buddharam Temple.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bodh Gaya visit planner.

Fly from Leh to Bodh Gaya in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Bodh Gaya, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mahabodhi Temple ©
Mahabodhi Temple
Bodhi Tree ©
Bodhi Tree
Metta Buddharam Temple ©
Metta Buddharam Temple

2
nights
Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, and then admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then take in the exciting artwork at Ruchika Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Varanasi trip site .

You can take a train from Bodh Gaya to Varanasi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Varanasi are 47°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ayodhya.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
Ganges River
Ganges River
Walking tours

1
night
Ayodhya

Ayodhya ©
Ayodhya, also known as Saketa, is an ancient city of India, believed to be the birthplace of Rama and setting of the epic Ramayana. On the 14th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanumangarhi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Hanuman Garhi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanak Bhavan Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Military Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ayodhya trip planner .

Traveling by car from Varanasi to Ayodhya takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Allahabad.

Things to do in Ayodhya

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Military Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kanak Bhavan Temple ©
Kanak Bhavan Temple
The Hanuman Garhi ©
The Hanuman Garhi

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night
Allahabad

Allahabad ©
Rising from the meeting point of three of India's holiest rivers, Allahabad has a long and colorful history.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bade Hanuman Jee Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sai Dham Mandir, then take in the views from New Yamuna Bridge, and finally make a trip to Triveni Sangam Allahabad.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Allahabad driving holiday planner.

Drive from Ayodhya to Allahabad in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Allahabad

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sai Dham Mandir ©
Sai Dham Mandir
Bade Hanuman Jee Temple ©
Bade Hanuman Jee Temple
Triveni Sangam Allahabad ©
Triveni Sangam Allahabad

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