21 days in India Itinerary

21 days in India Itinerary

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21 days in India Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly:  7​h
1
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kasauli
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
End: Lucknow


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4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
When in Manali, make a side trip to see Hot Water Spring in Kullu, approximately 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, explore the activities along Beas River, and get great views at Gulaba.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Manali travel route planner.

Lucknow to Manali is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Hot Water Spring
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Himalayan Bird Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and finally don't miss a visit to The Ridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Shimla trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Kasauli.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

2
nights
Kasauli

Kasauli ©
Developed during the British colonial era, the small hill station of Kasauli remains mostly known for its connection to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manki Point, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunset Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): take an unorthodox tour of Khetarpal Marg, then make a trip to Shrimad Rajchandra Mission, and then examine the collection at The Dagshai Jail Museum.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kasauli online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Kasauli in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kasauli

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Solan, Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram Dharampur
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Manki Point ©
Manki Point
Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, and get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mumbai journey maker website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kasauli to Mumbai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in Mumbai are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

2
nights
Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
On the 22nd (Fri), make a trip to Ghanta Ghar, steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then pause for some photo ops at Jaswant Thada. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Mk Indus Tree, then explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

Make your Jodhpur itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Mumbai to Jodhpur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Mumbai in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jodhpur, with highs around 48°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Adventure Tours
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Zipline

3
nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Spend the 26th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Shop Jaisalmer, and look for gifts at Desert Art Gallery.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaisalmer travel route builder website .

Drive from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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, wildlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Amber Palace, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, and step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal.

To find out how to plan a trip to Jaipur, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to Jaipur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 48°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind ©
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind

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