20 days in North India, Western India & South India Itinerary

20 days in North India, Western India & South India Itinerary

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20 days in North India, Western India & South India Itinerary

Start: Doha
+2
Fly + subway + train:  9​h 30​min
1
Agra
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
2
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
3
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
7
Jaisalmer
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Doha

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, then contemplate the long history of Shah Burj, and finally admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Agra route maker app .

Doha, Qatar to Agra is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Doha to Agra, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Doha in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Agra: temperatures range from 46°C by day to 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Khardung La and Shanti Stupa. Take a break from Leh with a short trip to Alchi Monastary in Alchi, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alchi Choskor Monastery, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Shri Datun Sahib Ji, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Leh trip planner .

Getting from Agra to Leh by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Alchi Monastary, Khardung La
Highlights from your plan
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Khardung La ©
Khardung La
Alchi Choskor Monastery ©
Alchi Choskor Monastery

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 17th (Mon), don't miss a visit to The Ridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, stroll around Annandale Ground, then admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla online route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Shimla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jogini Waterfall and Arjun Gufa. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, cruise along Rohtang Pass, and take in the awesome beauty at Keylong.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Manali trip planner .

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 21st (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, then admire all the interesting features of HPCA Stadium, then admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dharamsala trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
HPCA Stadium ©
HPCA Stadium

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Amer Jeep Safari and Elefriend. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, stop by Royal Spices And Tea, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moti Dungari Temple, and take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur journey planner.

You can fly from Dharamsala to Jaipur in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amer jeep Safari ©
Amer jeep Safari
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Elefriend ©
Elefriend

1
night
Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
On the 26th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rishabhadeva Temple, then stop by Jai Shankar Handicrafts, then brush up on your military savvy at Jaisalmer War Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temples.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaisalmer attractions tool .

Getting from Jaipur to Jaisalmer by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples
Jaisalmer War Museum ©
Jaisalmer War Museum
Jai Shankar Handicrafts ©
Jai Shankar Handicrafts

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Pichola, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli, look for gifts at Little Armani, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of ShreenathJi Temple.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Udaipur trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to Udaipur in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple
Spas

2
nights
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monuments at Mahabalipuram. On your second day here, make a trip to Krishna's Butter Ball, appreciate the history behind Descent Of The Ganges, make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, then admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, and finally see the interesting displays at India Seashell Museum.

Discover how to plan a Mahabalipuram trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Udaipur to Mahabalipuram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges

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