22 days in India Itinerary

22 days in India Itinerary

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22 days in India Itinerary

Start: Thrissur
Drive:  8 h 45 min
1
Chennai
— 1 night
Drive:  23 h 45 min
2
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 15 min
3
Darjeeling
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5 h
4
Patna
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
New Delhi
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  9 h
6
Muzaffarpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
7
Bodh Gaya
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Thrissur


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1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, then make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganesh Ratha Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Krishna's Butter Ball.

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Thrissur to Chennai is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In October in Chennai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
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Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance
Krishna's Butter Ball ©
Krishna's Butter Ball

2
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stop by Kumortuli, then don't miss a visit to College Street (Boi Para), then get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Mother House and then examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Chennai to Kolkata (Calcutta) by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Museums Shopping
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Walking tours
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

1
night
Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, then see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Darjeeling travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, Darjeeling is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Patna.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple

2
nights
Patna

Patna ©
Occupying the southern bank of the famous Ganges River, the state capital of Patna combines an important religious and regal heritage with a fast-growing commercial and transport hub.
On the 7th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Nalanda University, pause for some photo ops at Lion Pillar, and then examine the collection at Patna Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Hanuman Mandir, look for gifts at Mridani, walk around Buddha Smriti Park, then don't miss a visit to Gandhi Maidan, then admire the striking features of Golghar, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Patna day trip planner.

Getting from Darjeeling to Patna by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Patna

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lion Pillar
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Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji ©
Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji
Nalanda University ©
Nalanda University
Buddha Smriti Park ©
Buddha Smriti Park

7
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.
When in New Delhi, make a side trip to see DLF Cyber Hub in Gurugram (Gurgaon), approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Humayun's Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, make a trip to India Gate, and step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi visit site .

Traveling by flight from Patna to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Muzaffarpur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

DLF Cyber Hub
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Food Tours

2
nights
Muzaffarpur

Muzaffarpur ©
Muzaffarpur is a sub-metropolitan city located in Muzaffarpur district in the Tirhut region of Bihar. On the 16th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Litchi Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Ram Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Mata Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramna Devi Mandir, and finally steep yourself in history at Garibnath Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Ambara Chowk, walk around Jubba Sahni Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Garib Sthan Mandir Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramna's Tripur Sundari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Simri Mai Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid-e-Belal.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Muzaffarpur holiday tool .

Explore your travel options from New Delhi to Muzaffarpur with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bodh Gaya.

Things to do in Muzaffarpur

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ramna Devi Mandir ©
Ramna Devi Mandir
Garibnath Temple ©
Garibnath Temple

4
nights
Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya ©
One of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, Bodh Gaya has risen to international fame as the place where Prince Siddhartha sat under the Bodhi tree and gained enlightenment some 2,600 years ago.
Bodh Gaya is known for historic sites, nature, museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Mahabodhi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rajayatna Tree, appreciate the history behind Great Buddha Statue, and don't miss a visit to Bodhi Tree.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bodh Gaya trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Muzaffarpur to Bodh Gaya by car takes about 5.5 hours. In October in Bodh Gaya, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Gaya
Highlights from your plan
Mahabodhi Temple ©
Mahabodhi Temple
Bodhi Tree ©
Bodhi Tree
Great Buddha Statue ©
Great Buddha Statue

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