16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

Start: Shimla
taxi + Fly:  6​h
1
Bhopal
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hyderabad
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
train + bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
+3
train + taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
5
Munnar
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
6
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
7
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
9
Goa
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  2​h 15​min
10
Pune
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
11
Ahmedabad
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
12
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h
13
Ajanta
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
14
Jodhpur
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h
15
Bharatpur
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
16
New Delhi
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
End: Shimla

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Bhopal

Bhopal ©
A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bhopal trip itinerary planning tool .

Shimla to Bhopal is an approximately 6-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Bhopal

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Yodhasthal ©
Yodhasthal
Golghar Museum ©
Golghar Museum

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Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir, pause for some serene contemplation at Shrine of Our Lady of Health, then explore the historical opulence of Golconda Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Puri Jagannath Temple, and finally view the masterpieces at Lakshana Art Gallery.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hyderabad trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Bhopal to Hyderabad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bhopal in January; daily highs in Hyderabad reach 35°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golconda Fort ©
Golconda Fort
Puri Jagannath Temple ©
Puri Jagannath Temple
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir

1
night
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 2nd (Sat): examine the collection at Priyadarshini Planetarium, examine the collection at Napier Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hyderabad to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyderabad in February, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Shri Chitra Art Gallery ©
Shri Chitra Art Gallery
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

1
night
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, then pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then admire the sheer force of Kaalikesam Waterfalls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari itinerary planner .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. February in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kaalikesam Waterfalls ©
Kaalikesam Waterfalls
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

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day
Munnar

Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
On the 4th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip planner.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Munnar in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Munnar

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Mistletoe art Gallery ©
Mistletoe art Gallery

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 5th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Dolmen Circle, explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ the King Church, and finally go for a walk through Coakers Walk.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal tour itinerary app .

Drive from Munnar to Kodaikanal in 4 hours. While traveling from Munnar, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kodaikanal, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Dolmen Circle ©
Dolmen Circle
Christ the King Church ©
Christ the King Church

1
day
Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the activities along Karanji Lake, steep yourself in history at Chennakesava Temple, then examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas).

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Kodaikanal in February, things will get a bit cooler in Mysuru (Mysore): highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Somnathpura Temple ©
Somnathpura Temple
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Karanji Lake ©
Karanji Lake

1
night
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
On the 7th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Govardhana Kshetra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then learn about all things military at The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Cauvery Handicrafts.

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Traveling by train from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in February, you will find days in Bengaluru are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games

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night
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
On the 8th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Goa trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Bengaluru to Goa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bengaluru in February: highs in Goa hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pune.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Animal Shelter Agonda ©
Animal Shelter Agonda

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Pune

Pune ©
Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
On the 9th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, examine the collection at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, learn about all things military at National War Museum, then see the interesting displays at Darshan Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Balaji Mandir.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pune route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Goa to Pune takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Pune

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Sri Balaji Mandir ©
Sri Balaji Mandir
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©

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Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, see the interesting displays at Calico Museum of Textiles, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham, then examine the collection at Auto World Vintage Car Museum, and finally explore the activities along Kankaria Lake.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ahmedabad holiday planner .

You can fly from Pune to Ahmedabad in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Kankaria Lake ©
Kankaria Lake
Auto World Vintage Car Museum ©
Auto World Vintage Car Museum

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then head outdoors with Marine Drive, then take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mumbai online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Ahmedabad to Mumbai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ajanta.

Things to do in Mumbai

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
Shree Siddhivinayak ©
Shree Siddhivinayak

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Ajanta

Ajanta ©
World-famous for its spellbinding prayer halls and cave temples carved into a horseshoe-shaped rock face, Ajanta lies in a mountainous region of a remote river valley.
On the 12th (Tue), Head underground at Ajanta Caves.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Ajanta trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mumbai to Ajanta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Ajanta are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Ajanta

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

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Jodhpur

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Pal Balaji Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Jodhpur road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ajanta to Jodhpur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Ajanta in February, things will get a bit cooler in Jodhpur: highs are around 33°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Bharatpur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Zipline
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum

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Bharatpur

Bharatpur ©
Once a fortified city thought impregnable, Bharatpur today welcomes guests with open arms, as one of the main stop-offs on the Delhi-Jaipur-Agra Golden Tourism Triangle.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Government Museum Bharatpur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bankebihari Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Laxman Temple, then have some family-friendly fun at Rope Castle Adventure Park, and finally explore the striking landscape of Keoladeo National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bharatpur trip planner .

Drive from Jodhpur to Bharatpur in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Jodhpur in February, with highs in Bharatpur at 29°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Bharatpur

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park
Rope Castle Adventure Park ©
Rope Castle Adventure Park

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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 15th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, then don't miss a visit to India Gate, and finally contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New Delhi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bharatpur to New Delhi takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti

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