22 days in India Itinerary

22 days in India Itinerary

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22 days in India Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Chennai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h
9
Goa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
Hampi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Gokarna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Mangalore
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
13
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Nairobi

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 17th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Pichola, then look for gifts at Silver Corner, then stop by Little Armani, and finally hunt for treasures at Shilpgram. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by S. Naaz Art Emporium, look for gifts at Gothwal Art, and then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Udaipur route planning website .

Nairobi, Kenya to Udaipur is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Nairobi to Udaipur, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Udaipur when traveling from Nairobi in December, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
S. Naaz Art Emporium ©
S. Naaz Art Emporium

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 19th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur and then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, look for gifts at Royal Spices And Tea, then stop by New Maharaja Gem Palace, and finally look for gifts at K.L. Jewellers.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Jaipur are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Jaipur

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden, browse the different shops at Elante mall, and then stop by Decathlon Zirakpur.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chandigarh online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Jaipur to Chandigarh by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jaipur in December, expect nights in Chandigarh to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Elante mall ©
Elante mall
Decathlon Zirakpur ©
Decathlon Zirakpur
Chandigarh Rose Garden ©
Chandigarh Rose Garden

2
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Akshardham and then steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to India Gate, admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and then step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New Delhi trip maker .

You can fly from Chandigarh to New Delhi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chandigarh in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in New Delhi, with lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

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.
On the 24th (Mon), stop by Kochi Books, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall. Keep things going the next day: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Heritage Arts Antique Store, then look for gifts at Anokhi, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Judes Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) day trip website .

Fly from New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Phoenix Marketcity, wander the streets of Commercial Street, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at ak The Seasons. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple, browse the different shops at The Forum Koramangala Mall, and then browse the different shops at Orion Mall.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bengaluru trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Bengaluru in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December: high temperatures in Bengaluru hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chennai (Madras).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Phoenix Marketcity ©
Phoenix Marketcity
Commercial Street ©
Commercial Street

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chennai (Madras) route planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Bengaluru to Chennai (Madras) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chennai (Madras) when traveling from Bengaluru in December, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach
Sri Parthasarathy Temple ©
Sri Parthasarathy Temple

1
night
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
On the 29th (Sat), look for gifts at Ma Pondy Cherie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rock Beach, then look for gifts at Domus, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pondicherry trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Chennai (Madras) to Pondicherry takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rock Beach ©
Rock Beach
Domus ©
Domus

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): look for gifts at Shamrock Jewellers, then look for gifts at Elegant Gems, then browse the different shops at Sheek Emporium, and finally steep yourself in history at Reis Magos Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): kick back and relax at Agonda Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Goa route builder app .

Traveling by flight from Pondicherry to Goa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Reis Magos Fort ©
Reis Magos Fort
Sheek Emporium ©
Sheek Emporium

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 1st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, then admire the striking features of Elephant Stables, then delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Matanga Hill.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hampi tour itinerary tool .

Drive from Goa to Hampi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from Goa in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hampi: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Hampi

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

1
night
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahabaleswara Temple, kick back and relax at Kudle Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Om Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gokarna itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Hampi to Gokarna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Mangalore.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Mahabaleswara Temple ©
Mahabaleswara Temple
Om Beach ©
Om Beach

2
nights
Mangalore

Mangalore ©
A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stroll through Panambur Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kapu Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Tannirbhavi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aloysius Chapel, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kadri Manjunath Temple.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Mangalore sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Gokarna to Mangalore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Mangalore

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kapu Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
Kadri Manjunath Temple ©
Kadri Manjunath Temple

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, look for gifts at Bungalow Eight, and then admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Charagh Din Shirts and then get a taste of the local shopping with Colaba Causeway.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mumbai trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Mangalore to Mumbai by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mumbai when traveling from Mangalore in January, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Shopping Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Charagh Din Shirts ©
Charagh Din Shirts
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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