19 days in India Itinerary

19 days in India Itinerary

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19 days in India Itinerary

Start: Calgary
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  22​h 15​min
1
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Varanasi
— 2 nights
train:  12​h 30​min
3
Agra
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Rishikesh
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
6
Goa
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Calgary

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Visiting Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach will get you outdoors. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Banganga Tank will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Gateway of India, snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, take in the spiritual surroundings of Babulnath Temple, and take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai journey app .

Calgary, Canada to Mumbai is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Calgary to Mumbai. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Calgary in May: high temperatures in Mumbai hover around 39°C and lows are around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Mumbai

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

2
nights
Varanasi

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 4th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarnath, admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), explore the activities along Ganges River, then don't miss a visit to Banaras Ghats, and finally make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of New Vishwanath Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birthplace of Sant Ravidas Seergovardhan Varanasi, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Varanasi road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Varanasi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in May, you will find days in Varanasi are somewhat warmer (47°C), and nights are about the same (31°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Ganges River
Ganges River

1
day
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 6th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Agra planner .

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Agra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Agra are 48°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

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 7th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 48°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Jal Mahal ©
Jal Mahal

4
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Popular historic sites such as Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and Triveni Ghat are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shri Badrinath Ji Temple and Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Rajaji Retreat (in Rajaji National Park) and Har ki Pauri (in Haridwar). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Jaipur to Rishikesh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Haridwar, Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Triveni Ghat Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Temple, Shri Badrinath Ji Temple, Rajaji Retreat
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
River Rafting & Tubing
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple

5
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Get outdoors at Baga Beach and Arambol Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Goa and Reis Magos Fort. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Agonda Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Palolem Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanta Durga Temple, and look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Goa journey website .

Getting from Rishikesh to Goa by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May in Goa, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

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

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