20 days in India Itinerary

20 days in India Itinerary

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20 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
1
Cherrapunjee
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Shillong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Guwahati
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
4
Gangtok
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Pelling
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nongsawlia Church, take in the views from Double Decker Living Root Bridge, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Don Bosco Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Arwah Cave, take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nohkalikai Falls, and finally make a trip to Ka Kper Syiem Sohra.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cherrapunjee planner .

Bengaluru to Cherrapunjee is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Shillong.

Things to do in Cherrapunjee

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Double Decker Living Root Bridge ©
Double Decker Living Root Bridge
Nongsawlia Church ©
Nongsawlia Church

1
night
Shillong

Shillong ©
Established as the capital of Assam by the British, the hill station of Shillong today serves as the capital of Meghalaya, created in 1972.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Lumpongdeng Island, admire the landmark architecture of The Grand Madina Masjid, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Shillong day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cherrapunjee to Shillong takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Shillong can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Guwahati.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians ©

2
nights
Guwahati

Guwahati ©
A place to engage with the culture of the northeast, Guwahati represents the largest city in the region, and acts as a stepping stone for wider explorations.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple, don't miss a visit to Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Samadhi Khetra Memorial, steep yourself in history at Kamakhya Temple, take in the exciting artwork at The Maati Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ugratara Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umananda Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nameri National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Guwahati, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Navagraha Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Guwahati road trip tool .

Getting from Shillong to Guwahati by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Guwahati can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nameri National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Ugratara Temple ©
Ugratara Temple

3
nights
Gangtok

Gangtok ©
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Step out of Gangtok with an excursion to Doling Gompa in Ravangla--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, make a trip to Hanuman Tok, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and deepen your understanding at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gangtok online route builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Guwahati to Gangtok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pelling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim, Doling Gompa
Highlights from your plan
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim ©
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim

1
night
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 4th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, then admire the landmark architecture of Sangacholing Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to Pemayangtse Gompa.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pelling trip planner .

You can drive from Gangtok to Pelling in 4.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pemayangtse Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery
Sangacholing Monastery ©
Sangacholing Monastery
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins

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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), steep yourself in history at India Gate, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi road trip planner .

Getting from Pelling to New Delhi by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

4
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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Amber Palace, make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and look for all kinds of wild species at Make Bike Trip.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jaipur trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, and admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mumbai travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Jaipur to Mumbai in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Jaipur in November, expect Mumbai to be a bit warmer, temps between 40°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

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

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