24 days in India Itinerary

24 days in India Itinerary

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24 days in India Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  20​h
1
Havelock Island
— 1 day
Travel:  3​h 30​min
2
Neil Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Mangalore
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Chikmagalur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Hampi
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Goa
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
9
Tabo
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 45​min
10
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Amsterdam

1
day
Havelock Island

Havelock Island ©
Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
On the 23rd (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Kalapathar Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Havelock Island planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Havelock Island is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Havelock Island is 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Neil Island.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Neil Island

Neil Island ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bharatpur Beach, kick back and relax at Laxmanpur Beach, and then take in the views from Howrah Bridge.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Neil Island vacation planning website .

Explore your travel options from Havelock Island to Neil Island with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Neil Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bharatpur Beach ©
Bharatpur Beach
Laxmanpur Beach ©
Laxmanpur Beach
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

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 25th (Wed): kick back and relax at Covelong Beach, look for gifts at Apollo Books, then delve into the distant past at Krishna Mandapam, then pause for some photo ops at Descent Of The Ganges, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at DakshinaChitra Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganesh Ratha Temple, then explore the ancient world of Mahishasura Rock, then get to know the fascinating history of Vedagiriswarar Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at India Seashell Museum.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram trip itinerary maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Neil Island to Mahabalipuram with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Mangalore.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

DakshinaChitra Museum, Covelong Beach, Vedagiriswarar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Covelong Beach ©
Covelong Beach
Ganesh Ratha Temple ©
Ganesh Ratha Temple
Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges

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 27th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at NITK Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sasihithlu Beach, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Forum Fiza Mall, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Milagres Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudupu Sri Ananthapadmanabha Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thousand Pillars Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus Shrine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis Xavier Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venkataramana Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mangalore trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mahabalipuram to Mangalore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Mahabalipuram, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mangalore, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Thousand Pillars Temple
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Milagres Church ©
Milagres Church
NITK Lighthouse ©
NITK Lighthouse
Kudupu Sri Ananthapadmanabha Temple ©

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night
Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur ©
Located at the foot of the highest mountain range in the state, the city of Chikamagalur features a number of natural and man-made attractions of rich variety.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): wander the streets of Belavadi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shantaleswara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basadi Halli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deviramma Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sharada Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodandaramaswami Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Torana Ganapati Temple, then delve into the distant past at Amrutesvara Temple, then admire all the interesting features of Central Coffee Research Institution, and finally don't miss a visit to Shri Jagadguru Badari Shankaracharya Samsthanam.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chikmagalur trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Mangalore to Chikmagalur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Halebid
Highlights from your plan
Basadi Halli ©
Basadi Halli
Shantaleswara Temple ©
Shantaleswara Temple
Sharada Temple ©
Sharada Temple

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Achyutaraya Temple and Kodanda Rama Temple. Rock Painting 1500 BC and Balakrishna Temple will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Purandaradasa Mantapa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, take in the exciting artwork at Akash Art Gallery & Bookshop, and delve into the distant past at Bhojana Shala.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hampi day trip website .

Traveling by car from Chikmagalur to Hampi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Goa.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bellary
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Balakrishna Temple ©
Balakrishna Temple
Achyutaraya Temple ©
Achyutaraya Temple
Archaeological Museum ©
Archaeological 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.
Popular historic sites such as Reis Magos Fort and Shanta Durga Temple are in your itinerary. Visit Majorda Beach and Betalbatim Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Sheek Emporium, enjoy the sand and surf at Mobor Beach, stroll through Betul Beach, and have some family-friendly fun at Milsim Goa Paintball.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Goa tour itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Hampi to Goa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Goa, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Reis Magos Fort ©
Reis Magos Fort
Majorda Beach ©
Majorda Beach
Mobor Beach ©
Mobor Beach

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.
Shop till you drop at Little Armani and Udaipur Art Villa. Step off the beaten path and head to Rakht-Talai (Haldighati) and Spas & Wellness. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Udaipur: Charbhuja Temple (in Nathdwara) and Art Haveli (in Delwara). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Maharana Pratap Museum, view the masterpieces at Fine Art School (Painting House), explore the galleries of Pacific Art, and browse the different shops at Forum Celebration Mall.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Udaipur travel planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Goa to Udaipur takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goa in January, you will find days in Udaipur are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are cooler (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tabo.

Things to do in Udaipur

Shopping Museums Classes

Side Trips

Nathdwara, Art Haveli, Fine Art School (Painting House)
Highlights from your plan
Fine Art School (Painting House) ©
Rakht-Talai (Haldighati) ©
Rakht-Talai (Haldighati)
Maharana Pratap Museum ©
Maharana Pratap Museum

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Tabo

Tabo ©
Tabo is a small town in the Lahaul and Spiti district on the banks of the Spiti River in Himachal Pradesh, India. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tabo Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chogskhor Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Golden Temple, and finally view the masterpieces at The Chamber of Picture Treasures (Z'al-ma).

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tabo trip planning site .

You can drive from Udaipur to Tabo in 28 hours. Another option is to fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Tabo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tabo Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Tabo Monastery ©
Tabo Monastery
Chogskhor Monastery ©
Chogskhor Monastery
Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple ©
Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hemis Monastery and Namgyal Tsemo Gompa. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Likir Gompa and Alchi Monastary. Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basgo gompa, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Shri Datun Sahib Ji, and admire the striking features of Stakna Monastery.

Plan a Leh trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Tabo to Leh by car takes about 14.5 hours. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa ©
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa

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