21 days in India Itinerary

21 days in India Itinerary

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21 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h
1
Udaipur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Ajmer
— 1 night
+3
train + bus + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
3
Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Bhuj
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 15​min
5
Goa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Hampi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Konark
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
9
Bandhavgarh National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  11​h
10
Nalanda
— 1 day
Drive:  10​h 30​min
11
Gangtok
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  7​h
12
Varanasi
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
13
Khajuraho
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
14
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
15
New Delhi
— 2 nights
End: New Delhi

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 12th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art and then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple.

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New Delhi to Udaipur is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ajmer.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

1
night
Ajmer

Ajmer ©
Although usually visited on a day trip from the nearby Pushkar, the lively, often chaotic city of Ajmer has its share of sights.
On the 14th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Digamber Jain Temple, explore the world behind art at Archaeological Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dargah Shariff.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Ajmer journey planning site .

You can drive from Udaipur to Ajmer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Ajmer

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dargah Shariff ©
Dargah Shariff
Digamber Jain Temple ©
Digamber Jain Temple

2
nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rishabhadeva Temple and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temples and then steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Jaisalmer holiday planning tool .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Ajmer to Jaisalmer in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bhuj.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort
Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples

1
night
Bhuj

Bhuj ©
Established long ago as an important regional city, Bhuj has had to rebuild on several occasions due to devastating earthquakes destroying its temples, palaces, and residential areas.
On the 17th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Kakkadbhit Yaksha and then explore the fascinating landscape at White Desert Bhuj.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bhuj route maker site .

Getting from Jaisalmer to Bhuj by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Bhuj

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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White Desert Of Kutch ©
White Desert Of Kutch
Kakkadbhit Yaksha ©
Kakkadbhit Yaksha

2
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
On the 18th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baga Beach, and then admire the striking features of Se Cathedral. On the next day, have some family-friendly fun at Milsim Goa Paintball, examine the collection at Museum in Goa | San Thome Museum Goa, and then kick back and relax at Agonda Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Goa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bhuj to Goa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bhuj in November, expect nights in Goa to be somewhat warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus

1
night
Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple, don't miss a visit to Elephant Stables, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Enclosure, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vitthala Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments at Hampi.

Before you visit Hampi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Goa to Hampi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goa in November, plan for little chillier nights in Hampi, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Enclosure
Highlights from your plan
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi

1
night
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stroll through Paradise Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, then take in the waterfront activity at Seaside Promenade, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Old Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pondicherry visit planner.

Getting from Hampi to Pondicherry by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Konark.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Sri Aurobindo Ashram ©
Sri Aurobindo Ashram

1
night
Konark

Konark ©
Famous for its colossal sun temple, protected as a World Heritage Site, the small town of Konark sits just a short drive from the coast of Odisha.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishnu Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Konark Sun Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Konark Museum. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Chandrabhaga Beach, kick back and relax at Ramchandi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramachandi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Amareswara Shrine.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Konark journey builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pondicherry to Konark. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bandhavgarh National Park.

Things to do in Konark

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ramchandi Beach ©
Ramchandi Beach
Konark Sun Temple ©
Konark Sun Temple
Konark Museum ©
Konark Museum

1
day
Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park
A trip to Bandhavgarh National Park offers ample opportunity to see wildlife, including its famous elephants and Asian tigers.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Bandhavgarh Hill and then appreciate the history behind Shesh-Saiya.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bandhavgarh National Park trip itinerary planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Konark to Bandhavgarh National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nalanda.

Things to do in Bandhavgarh National Park

Parks Nature

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day
Nalanda

Nalanda ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the striking features of Xuan Zang Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Xuan Zang ( Hsuen Tsang ) Memorial, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jal Mandir.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nalanda attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Bandhavgarh National Park to Nalanda takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November, daytime highs in Nalanda are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Nalanda

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Xuan Zang ( Hsuen Tsang ) Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Jal Mandir ©
Jal Mandir
Xuan Zang Memorial ©
Xuan Zang Memorial
Xuan Zang ( Hsuen Tsang ) Memorial ©

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Tsuk La Khang Monastery and then gain insight at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Gangtok travel planner.

Traveling by car from Nalanda to Gangtok takes 15 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Varanasi.
Highlights from your plan
Namgyal Institute of Tibetology ©
Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
Tsuk La Khang Monastery ©
Tsuk La Khang Monastery

1
night
Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
On the 27th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), explore the activities along Ganges River, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gangtok to Varanasi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple ©
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

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Khajuraho

Khajuraho ©
Most visitors come to Khajuraho to see the 1,000-year-old erotic rock carvings at a cluster of World Heritage-listed Hindu and Jain temples.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Raneh Falls, admire the landmark architecture of Devi Jagdamba Temple, admire the striking features of Kandariya Mahadev Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chitragupta Temple, then admire the striking features of Lakshmana Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Pratapeswar Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Khajuraho journey planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Varanasi to Khajuraho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Raneh Falls
Highlights from your plan
Devi Jagdamba Temple ©
Devi Jagdamba Temple
Kandariya Mahadev Temple ©
Kandariya Mahadev Temple
Khajuraho ©
Khajuraho

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nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Khajuraho to Agra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Agra, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

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

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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 1st (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and then steep yourself in history at India Gate. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read New Delhi route maker site .

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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