16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India route builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

16 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
bus + taxi:  1​h
1
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Leh
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
3
Udaipur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
6
Goa
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
End: Chennai

1
night
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
On the 4th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple, then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and finally admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Srinithi Art Gallery, make a trip to Krishna's Butter Ball, contemplate the long history of Descent Of The Ganges, make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, then see the interesting displays at India Seashell Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at DakshinaChitra Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram trip planner .

Chennai to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 1-hour combination of bus and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. September in Mahabalipuram sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
Highlights from your plan
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges

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.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Khardung La. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib and Alchi Choskor Monastery. Explore Leh's surroundings by going to Hemis (Hemis Monastery & Kloster Hemis) and Alchi Monastary (in Alchi). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanti Stupa and look for gifts at Zanskar Arts.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Leh route planning app .

Traveling by flight from Mahabalipuram to Leh takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hemis, Alchi Monastary, Khardung La
Highlights from your plan
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa

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.
On the 9th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple, then buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Celebration Mall, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Vintage Collection of Classic Cars Museum, then contemplate the long history of Shilpgram, then take an in-depth tour of Maharana Pratap Museum, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Udaipur itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Leh to Udaipur in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Shopping Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple
Maharana Pratap Museum ©
Maharana Pratap Museum

2
nights
Jodhpur

The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
On the 11th (Wed), stroll around Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, examine the collection at Sardar Government Museum, browse for treasures at Ganesh Handicrafts, then view the masterpieces at Umaid Heritage Art School, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Mandore Garden and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Jodhpur day trip planning app .

You can drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Safaris
Umaid Heritage Art School ©
Umaid Heritage Art School

2
nights
Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tanot Mata Temple, see the interesting displays at Desert Culture Centre & Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Jaisalmer War Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temples. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Jai Shankar Handicrafts, then take in the exciting artwork at Basant Art Emporium, and then appreciate the history behind Longewala War Memorial.

Start your trip to Jaisalmer by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples
Jaisalmer War Museum ©
Jaisalmer War Museum
Tanot Mata Temple ©
Tanot Mata Temple

4
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Explore hidden gems such as Arambol Beach and Morjim Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Goa and Sheek Emporium. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Majorda Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mobor Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Dudhsagar Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Goa travel planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Jaisalmer to Goa takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September in Goa, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Majorda Beach ©
Majorda Beach
Utorda Beach ©
Utorda Beach
Mandrem Beach ©
Mandrem Beach

Similar Plans

18 days in India BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in India BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in India BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in India BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in India BY A USER FROM KUWAIT November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in India BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in India BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in India, Shanghai & Beijing BY A USER FROM MEXICO October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in India BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in India, Dubai & New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans