20 days in India Itinerary

20 days in India Itinerary

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20 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 8 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
Leh
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Udaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

8
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.
Pack the 28th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Nicco Parks & Resorts Limited. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, don't miss a visit to College Street (Boi Para), and explore and take pictures at Eden Gardens.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Kolkata (Calcutta). In April in Kolkata (Calcutta), expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Theme Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Sri Ramakrishna Math
Highlights from your plan
Science City ©
Science City
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Walking tours

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 1st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery, then examine the collection at Hall of Fame, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Saspol Caves, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basgo gompa, and then explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Leh road trip website .

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Leh in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Leh

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Magnetic Hill ©
Magnetic Hill
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 3rd (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Thekkady in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

3
nights
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 6th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of City Palace of Udaipur, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Sahelion Ki Bari, step into the grandiose world of Monsoon Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Jagmandir Isla.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Udaipur trip planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Udaipur by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shree Kharch Bhandar
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple

3
nights
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 8th (Wed): examine the collection at National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, then make a trip to Hazrat Nizamuddin Darga, and finally steep yourself in history at India Gate.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi road trip tool .

You can fly from Udaipur to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in New Delhi are 47°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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