17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
4
Goa
— 4 nights
5
Amritsar
— 1 night
6
Pahalgam
— 1 night
7
Leh
— 2 nights
8
Shimla
— 1 night
9
Manali
— 2 nights
10
Darjeeling
— 1 night

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): shop like a local with Park Street and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) online travel route planner.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Park Street ©
Park Street

2
nights
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.
On the 15th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palkulangara Devi Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Adimalathura Beach, stroll through Kovalam Beach, thenstroll through Lighthouse Beach, thenkick back and relax at Hawa Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Muthalapozhi.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in April, you will find days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach
Adimalathura Beach ©
Adimalathura Beach

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 17th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Goa.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Utorda Beach and Mobor Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ashwem Beach and Betalbatim Beach. There's still lots to do: stroll through Arossim Beach, kick back and relax at Majorda Beach, make a trip to Ruins of Nossa Senhora de Saude, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Shantadurga Kunkalikarin Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Goa tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Thekkady to Goa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April in Goa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Goa

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple, thenindulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, thendon't miss a visit to Akal Takht, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Amritsar trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Goa to Amritsar takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Goa in April, plan for colder nights in Amritsar, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai ©
Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

1
night
Pahalgam

Pahalgam ©
Across the landscape of alpine peaks, conifer forests, and mountain lakes that surrounds Pahalgam lie a number of sites of spiritual importance, and a great biodiversity of wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): appreciate the views at Aru Valley, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Betaab Valley, and then take in the pleasant sights at Baisaran.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pahalgam road trip website.

Fly from Amritsar to Pahalgam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Amritsar in April: highs in Pahalgam hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Baisaran
Highlights from your plan
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Baisaran ©
Baisaran

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.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alchi Choskor Monastery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gomang Stupa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Circuit, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Leh trip planner.

Getting from Pahalgam to Leh by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Alchi Choskor Monastery ©
Alchi Choskor Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 26th (Mon), gain insight at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, thendon't miss a visit to The Ridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Shimla trip planner.

You can fly from Leh to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 27th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, see the interesting displays at International Roerich Memorial Trust, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jamula Temple, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghatotkach Tree Templ, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally identify plant and animal life at Manali Sanctuary.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Manali driving holiday planner.

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Manali Sanctuary ©
Manali Sanctuary

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night
Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
On the 29th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Barbotey Rock Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta, thengain insight at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda.

Planning Darjeeling trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Manali to Darjeeling takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. April in Darjeeling sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Chowrasta ©
Chowrasta
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple

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