17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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17 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
1
Ahmedabad
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Jalandhar
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
9
Goa
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

1
night
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sola Mandir Bhagwat Vidyapith, examine the collection at Calico Museum of Textiles, then steep yourself in history at Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, and finally take in the waterfront at Sabarmati Riverfront. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Sidi Saeed Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jami Masjid, then explore the activities along Kankaria Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ahmedabad trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Ahmedabad. In October, daytime highs in Ahmedabad are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Jami Masjid ©
Jami Masjid
Calico Museum of Textiles ©
Calico Museum of Textiles

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Crawford Market, admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banganga Tank. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Marine Drive, then don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mumbai online trip maker .

Fly from Ahmedabad to Mumbai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jalandhar.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

1
night
Jalandhar

Jalandhar ©
Jalandhar, formerly known as Jullundur in British India, is a city in the Doaba region of the northwestern Indian state of Punjab. On the 19th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiv Mandir, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Talhan Sahib Ji, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tulsi Mandir Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jalandhar journey builder app .

Explore your travel options from Mumbai to Jalandhar with the Route module. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mumbai in October since evenings lows in Jalandhar dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Amritsar.

Things to do in Jalandhar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gurudwara Talhan Sahib Ji ©
Gurudwara Talhan Sahib Ji

1
night
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
On the 20th (Sun), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amritsar road trip tool .

You can take a train from Jalandhar to Amritsar in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Amritsar, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Amritsar

Tours Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 21st (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rishikesh day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to Rishikesh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Rishikesh

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas

2
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

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 22nd (Tue): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and then stop by Kumortuli. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, and then get engrossed in the history at Kolkata Tram Museum Smaranika.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) road trip planning tool .

Getting from Rishikesh to Kolkata (Calcutta) by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Walking tours
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

2
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): look for gifts at Senteurs-Fleurs en Flacon, then go for a stroll along the water at Seaside Promenade, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, and finally make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Pondicherry Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pondicherry journey app .

Getting from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Pondicherry by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Sri Aurobindo Ashram ©
Sri Aurobindo Ashram

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam Beach (in Kovalam) and Varkala Town (Varkala Beach & The Art of India). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Pondicherry to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Spas Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Holy Land, Kovalam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach

2
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: kick back and relax at Baga Beach, identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda, stroll through Agonda Beach, and admire the striking features of Basilica of Bom Jesus.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Goa online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Goa in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. October in Goa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

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

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