24 days in India Itinerary

24 days in India Itinerary

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24 days in India Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Goa
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
3
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
9
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
10
Leh
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Paris

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Mary Basilica, stop by Bungalow Eight, then make a trip to Gateway of India, and finally take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. On the next day, take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, wander the streets of Colaba, wander the streets of Nariman Point, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, then steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Red Carpet Wax Museum.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mumbai trip planner .

Paris, France to Mumbai is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Mumbai is 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in July, with highs in Mumbai at 35°C and lows at 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Mumbai

Neighborhoods Scenic Drive Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nariman Point
Nariman Point
Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica
Red Carpet Wax Museum ©
Red Carpet Wax Museum

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Explore hidden gems such as Dudhsagar Falls and Old Goa. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Utorda Beach, explore the ancient world of Chapora Fort, kick back and relax at Arambol Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Goa trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mumbai to Goa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Goa are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dudhsagar Falls ©
Dudhsagar Falls
Utorda Beach ©
Utorda Beach

1
night
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple, delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, then don't miss a visit to Pancha Rathas, and finally don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Mahabalipuram in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Goa in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mahabalipuram: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

2
nights
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 24th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and finally look for gifts at Little Armani. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of ShreenathJi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, then browse the different shops at Forum Celebration Mall, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Udaipur trip itinerary website .

Fly from Mahabalipuram to Udaipur in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. While traveling from Mahabalipuram, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Udaipur, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple
ShreenathJi Temple ©
ShreenathJi Temple

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.
On the 26th (Fri), see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur, then admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then steep yourself in history at Amber Palace, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, brush up on your military savvy at Nahargarh Fort, then identify plant and animal life at EleSafari, and finally identify plant and animal life at Amer Jeep Safari.

Plan trip to Jaipur with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amer Jeep Safari ©
Amer Jeep Safari
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 28th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal, then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and finally admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. On the next day, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Agra day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Rail Tours
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

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 30th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Red Fort (Lal Quila), then take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and finally steep yourself in history at India Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): make a trip to Cyber Hub, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, then admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

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Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

DLF Cyber Hub
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Rashtrapati Bhavan ©
Rashtrapati Bhavan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get outside with Rohtang Pass, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, then admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manikaran Gurudwara.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Manali day trip planner .

You can fly from New Delhi to Manali in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Beas River ©
Beas River

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, explore and take pictures at HPCA Stadium, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Kangra Fort, then admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, and then get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala visit planning website .

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

Kangra Fort
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
HPCA Stadium ©
HPCA Stadium

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Deskit Monastery and Khardung La. Change things up with a short trip to Alchi Monastary in Alchi (about 1h 30 min away). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanti Stupa, appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, and identify plant and animal life at Sand Dunes Leisure Park.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Leh fast, fun, and easy.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Dharamsala to Leh in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Alchi Monastary, Khardung La
Highlights from your plan
Deskit Monastery ©
Deskit Monastery
Gurdwara Pathar Sahib ©
Gurdwara Pathar Sahib
Khardung La ©
Khardung La

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