21 days in India Itinerary

21 days in India Itinerary

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21 days in India Itinerary

Start: Konni
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
8
Leh
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
9
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Konni

1
night
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palkulangara Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then make a trip to Holy Land, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary builder site .

Konni to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In July, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Holy Land, Kovalam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and then don't miss a visit to Gateway of India.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mumbai trip planning site .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Mumbai by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

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 14th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, then browse the exhibits of City Palace of Udaipur, and finally explore the activities along Lake Pichola.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Udaipur day trip tool .

Fly from Mumbai to Udaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

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

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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, look for all kinds of wild species at Make Bike Trip, and look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jaipur day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Taj Mahal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Balkeshwar Mandir, steep yourself in history at Shah Burj, and step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Agra trip planning website .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

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

2
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.
On the 21st (Sun), admire the striking features of Qutub Minar, then admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate the long history of India Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, don't miss a visit to Red Fort (Lal Quila), and then admire the landmark architecture of Jama Masjid.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read New Delhi online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Manali.

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
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then explore the activities along Beas River, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Manikaran Gurudwara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Manali attractions app .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Manali takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Leh.

Things to do in Manali

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

2
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.
Step out of Leh with an excursion to Hemis Monastery in Hemis--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, and make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Leh online vacation planner .

Getting from Manali to Leh by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Hemis Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Thekkady Rose Park, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, experience rural life at Spice Walk, and see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Thekkady travel route website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Thekkady in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©

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