18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kollam
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Leh
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Manali
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
10
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
12
Goa
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
13
Ahmedabad
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
End: Kollam

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 16th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, then stroll through Jallianwala Bagh, and then pause for some photo ops at Serai Amanat Khan.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amritsar itinerary builder .

Doha, Qatar to Amritsar is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Doha to Amritsar due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Doha in January, with highs in Amritsar at 20°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Amritsar

Parks Historic Sites
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Serai Amanat Khan ©
Serai Amanat Khan

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phyang Monastery, then explore the ancient world of Basgo gompa, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Samstanling Monastery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Leh trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Amritsar to Leh by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa
Phyang Monastery ©
Phyang Monastery
Samstanling Monastery
Samstanling Monastery

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh itinerary planner .

Getting from Leh to Rishikesh by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Rishikesh

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

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Keylong, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Manali trip builder app .

Getting from Rishikesh to Manali by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate the long history of India Gate.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Manali to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

2
nights
Jaipur

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
On the 21st (Tue), get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally stop by Ratnavali Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and then meet the residents at Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip planner .

You can fly from New Delhi to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Jaipur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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 23rd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, then admire the striking features of City Palace of Udaipur, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Udaipur trip website .

Fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Banganga Tank, don't miss a visit to Gateway of India, then look for gifts at Sancha Tea Boutique, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Ramakrishna Math, Khar, and finally hunt for treasures at Crawford Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, then admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mumbai tour planner .

You can fly from Udaipur to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, Mumbai is somewhat warmer than Udaipur - with highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Mumbai

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 26th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Fort St. George, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chennai driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Chennai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chennai, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
San Thome Church ©
San Thome Church
Fort St. George ©
Fort St. George

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night
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.
On the 27th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, then see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Museum, and finally stroll through Brindavan Garden.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) route planner.

You can fly from Chennai to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chennai in January, things will get a bit cooler in Mysuru (Mysore): highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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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 28th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulsoor Subramanya Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with UB City.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bengaluru trip planner .

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Bengaluru sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
UB City ©
UB City

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Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Milsim Goa Paintball, then see the interesting displays at Museum in Goa | San Thome Museum Goa, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Shamrock Jewellers and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Goa trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Bengaluru to Goa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Goa, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Milsim Goa Paintball ©
Milsim Goa Paintball

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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 31st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Kankaria Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sidi Saeed Mosque, and finally steep yourself in history at Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ahmedabad day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Ahmedabad in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goa in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Ahmedabad, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Kankaria Lake ©
Kankaria Lake

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