21 days in India Itinerary

21 days in India Itinerary

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21 days in India Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + taxi:  15​h 45​min
1
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
4
Goa
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Hampi
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
6
Kasaragod
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h
7
Jaisalmer
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Munnar

Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Anamudi Peak, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Sydney, Australia to Munnar is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Munnar is minus 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Munnar at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Outdoors Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Anamudi Peak ©
Anamudi Peak
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, then admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) online tour planner .

Getting from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum

2
nights
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the striking features of Bangalore Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Surayanarayana Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Infant Jesus Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dodda Ganapathi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, wander the streets of Commercial Street, and then take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bengaluru trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Bengaluru by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December; daily highs in Bengaluru reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites Adventure Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Dodda Ganapathi Temple ©
Dodda Ganapathi Temple
Infant Jesus Shrine ©
Infant Jesus Shrine

4
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Get a sense of the local culture at Reis Magos Fort and Shri Mahalasa Narayani Prasanna. Visit Utorda Beach and Majorda Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Cansaulim Beach, stroll through Patnem-Colomb Beach, don't miss a visit to Tomb of St. Francis Xavier, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Francis of Assissi.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Goa day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Bengaluru to Goa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, Goa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cansaulim Beach ©
Cansaulim Beach
Utorda Beach ©
Utorda Beach
Majorda Beach ©
Majorda Beach

2
nights
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 21st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Ganagitti Jain Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shivlinga, then make a trip to Elephant Stables, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazara Rama Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi, take in the awesome beauty at Matanga Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Achyutaraya Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vitthala Temple, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Ugra Narsimha.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hampi road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Goa to Hampi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Goa, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hampi, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monkey Temple ©
Monkey Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple

1
day
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
On the 23rd (Mon), kick back and relax at Kappil Beach, then expand your understanding of the military at Bekal Fort, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madhur Temple.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kasaragod trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hampi to Kasaragod. In December, daily temperatures in Kasaragod can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kappil Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Madhur Temple ©
Madhur Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): learn about all things military at Jaisalmer War Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temples. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jaisalmer trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kasaragod to Jaisalmer. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Jaisalmer War Museum ©
Jaisalmer War Museum
Safaris
Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then don't miss a visit to City Palace of Jaipur, then contemplate the long history of Amber Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Gopinath Temple. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Andrews Church, learn about all things military at Nahargarh Fort, then step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur travel route planning app .

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 December, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

4
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.
Visit Shanti Stupa and Hemis Monastery for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Alchi Choskor Monastery and Thiksey Monastery. Change things up with a short trip to Alchi Monastary in Alchi (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa, get outside with Khardung La, and delve into the distant past at Basgo gompa.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Leh holiday planning website .

You can fly from Jaipur to Leh in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Khardung La, Alchi Monastary
Highlights from your plan
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery

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