21 days in India Itinerary

21 days in India Itinerary

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21 days in India Itinerary

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

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 17th (Sun), make a trip to Agra Fort and then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Rajrani Souvenirs, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Agra trip app .

New Delhi to Agra is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

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

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, wildlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, identify plant and animal life at EleSafari, look for gifts at Silverfish Jewels & Art, and admire the masterpieces at Jitesh Arts.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip builder website .

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, browse the exhibits of City Palace of Udaipur, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Udaipur day trip planning site .

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Udaipur, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then appreciate the history behind Jaswant Thada.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Jodhpur trip planner .

Getting from Udaipur to Jodhpur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Jaswant Thada ©
Jaswant Thada

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): make a trip to Raj Bhavan and then appreciate the history behind Gateway of India. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, and finally take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mumbai online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Jodhpur to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jodhpur in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Mumbai. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mumbai

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Venture out of the city with trips to St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, look for gifts at Leens Export, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Mumbai in November, plan for little chillier days in Kochi (Cochin), with highs around 37°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and experience rural life at Spice Cloud.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park

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.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, museums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium, see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum, and delve into the distant past at Basgo gompa.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Leh itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Leh takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa

3
nights
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, shopping, parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and don't miss a visit to India Gate.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Leh to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In December, daytime highs in New Delhi are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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