17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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Jamnagar
— 1 day
Drive
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Somnath
— 1 night
Drive
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Srisailam
— 1 day
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Drive to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Fly to Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport, Drive to Omkareshwar
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Omkareshwar
— 1 day
Drive
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Kedarnath
— 1 day
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Drive to Dehradun Airport, Fly to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Drive to Bhimashankar
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Bhimashankar
— 1 day
Drive to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Fly to Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport
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Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly to Mumbai, Train to Nasik Road
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Nashik
— 1 day
Train to Sion, Fly to Porbandar
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Dwarka
— 1 day
+2
Drive to Porbandar Airport, Fly to Gaya Airport, Drive to Deoghar
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Deoghar
— 1 night
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Drive to Gaya Airport, Fly to Madurai Airport, Drive to Rameswaram
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Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Train to Madurai Junction (MDU), Fly to Aurangabad
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Aurangabad
— 2 nights
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Jamnagar

— 1 day

World's Oil City

Home to one of the world's biggest refineries, Jamnagar's modern facade often eclipses its natural and cultural charms.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, identify plant and animal life at Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bala Hanuman Temple, see the interesting displays at Lakhota Palace and Museum, then explore the activities along Lakhota Talav, and finally see the interesting displays at Lakhota Fort.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jamnagar trip maker.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Jamnagar. December in Jamnagar sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Somnath.

Things to do in Jamnagar

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Somnath

— 1 night
Tourism in Somnath (officially known as Prabhas Patan) revolves around its famous Jyotirlinga of Shiva.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhalka Tirth.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Somnath online trip builder.

Getting from Jamnagar to Somnath by car takes about 5 hours. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Srisailam.

Things to do in Somnath

Historic Sites

Srisailam

— 1 day
Srisailam Project Township is a census town in Kurnool district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. On the 19th (Sat), make a trip to Sree Shivaji Spoorthy Kendram, explore the activities along Pathala Ganga, make a trip to Phaladhara Panchadhara, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, then admire the engineering at Srisailam Dam, and finally walk around Rudra Vanam Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Srisailam online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Somnath to Srisailam takes 34 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Omkareshwar.

Things to do in Srisailam

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Omkareshwar

— 1 day
Home to one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva, Omkareshwar remains known as one of the holiest pilgrimage destinations for Hindus.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Ahilya Ghat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gauri Somnath Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omkar Mandhata Temple, then explore the ancient world of 24 Avatars Group of Temples, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Omkareshwar Parikrama, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mamleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple.

Plan trip to Omkareshwar with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Srisailam to Omkareshwar. In December, daytime highs in Omkareshwar are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Kedarnath.

Things to do in Omkareshwar

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Kedarnath

— 1 day
Kedarnath is a town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and has gained importance because of Kedarnath Temple. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Vasuki Tal Mountain Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Madmaheshwar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhairav Nath Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kedarnath Mandir, and finally pause for some photo ops at Shankaracharya Samadhi.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kedarnath trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Omkareshwar to Kedarnath. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bhimashankar.

Things to do in Kedarnath

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Bhimashankar

— 1 day
Bhīmāshankar Temple is a Jyotirlinga shrine located 50 km northwest of Khed (alias Rajguru Nagar), near Pune, in India. On the 22nd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Bhimashankar Jyotirling Mandir.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bhimashankar journey builder.

Explore your travel options from Kedarnath to Bhimashankar with the Route module. In December, daily temperatures in Bhimashankar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Varanasi.

Things to do in Bhimashankar

Historic Sites

Varanasi

— 1 night

Spiritual Capital of India

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Bindu Madhava Perumal Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarnath, then admire the natural beauty at Garden of Spiritual Wisdom, then don't miss a visit to Dr Rajendra Prasad Ghat, and finally don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat. On the next day, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of New Vishwanath Temple, see the interesting displays at Bharat Kala Bhavan, then view the masterpieces at Ruchika Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sankat Mochan Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Assi Ghat.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Varanasi trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bhimashankar to Varanasi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bhimashankar in December; daily highs in Varanasi reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nashik.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Nashik

— 1 day

Wine Capital of India

Whether you want to tour important religious sites or explore the city's 22 wineries, you'll have no shortage of things to do in Nashik.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapileswara Temple, explore the fascinating underground world of Pandavleni Caves, explore the fascinating underground world of Sita Gumpha, then admire the striking features of Kalaram Temple, then explore the activities along Ramkund, and finally admire the striking features of Someshwar Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nashik day trip tool.

Do a combination of flight and train from Varanasi to Nashik in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dwarka.

Things to do in Nashik

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wineries

Dwarka

— 1 day
Way out west, the small city of Dwarka has a long history of pilgrimage, as a place central to Hindu mythology and belief.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): stroll around Gomti Ghat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rukshamanee Mandir, don't miss a visit to Sudama Setu (Sudama Bridge), make a trip to Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Dwarka, then don't miss a visit to Shree Dwarkadhish Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhadkeshwar Mahadev Temple.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dwarka trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Nashik to Dwarka takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Deoghar.

Things to do in Dwarka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Deoghar

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maa Shitala Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basukinath Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trikuta Parvata, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Baiju Temple.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Deoghar day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dwarka to Deoghar. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Deoghar

Historic Sites · Spas

Rameswaram

— 2 nights
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kothandaramar Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sugreevar Temple, stop by Kalam Sea Shell Mart, then see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lakshmana Teertham, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then explore the activities along Villoondi Tirtham, then make a trip to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Rama Tirtham (Gandamadana).

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rameswaram driving holiday planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Deoghar to Rameswaram. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Thu) before leaving for Aurangabad.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Aurangabad

— 2 nights

City of Gates

A place of history, culture, and spiritualism, Aurangabad appeals to a growing number of pilgrims and tourists looking to get more out of their vacation in India.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Tomb of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, delve into the distant past at Ellora Caves, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, then make a trip to Chand Minar, then delve into the distant past at Daulatabad Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple in Ellora caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Pithalkhora Caves, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valley of the Sufi Saints, take in the history at Ramakrishna Mission Aurangabad, contemplate the long history of Jama Masjid, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dargah Baba Shah Muzafir, and finally admire the striking features of Ganesh Temple.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Aurangabad trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Rameswaram to Aurangabad in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.