25 days in India Itinerary

25 days in India Itinerary

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Fly
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Chennai
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Fly to Madurai, Taxi to Kodaikanal
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Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Taxi to Madurai, Fly to Goa
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Goa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly
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Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly
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New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Chandigarh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Chennai

— 2 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Audikesava Perumal Peyalvar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, then stroll through Marina Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): make a trip to T Nagar, Ranganathan Street and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadapalani Murugan Temple.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chennai trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Chennai is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to India Standard Time is 4.5 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in July, with highs in Chennai at 42°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Pondicherry

— 2 nights

Europe of India

South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then go for a stroll along the water at Seaside Promenade, then don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and finally stop by Senteurs-Fleurs en Flacon. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Panchavati Anjaneya, admire the striking features of Matrimandir, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sadhana Forest, and finally stroll through Serenity Beach.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pondicherry online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Chennai to Pondicherry takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Kodaikanal

— 2 nights

Princess of Hill Stations

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kodaikanal is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Dynasty, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Saleth Church, and explore the striking landscape at Dolphin's Nose.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kodaikanal trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Pondicherry to Kodaikanal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Goa

— 3 nights
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 9th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus, try to win big at Deltin Royale, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahalaxmi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Baga Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Calangute Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Goa trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kodaikanal to Goa in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Kodaikanal in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Goa, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Mumbai.

Things to do in Goa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Mumbai

— 2 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, steep yourself in history at Shree Akkalkot Swami Samarth Maharaj Math, visit Nariman Point, and stop by Sancha Tea Boutique.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mumbai road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Goa to Mumbai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Udaipur

— 2 nights

Venice of the East

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, then explore the activities along Lake Pichola, and then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at B. G. Sharma Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sahelion Ki Bari.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Udaipur trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Udaipur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Jaipur

— 2 nights

Pink City

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 16th (Fri), stop by Gallery Mona Lisa, get a dose of the wild on Elefantastic, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallery Artchill. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, and finally relax in the rural setting at Ele Experience Farm.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur visit site.

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Jaipur are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

New Delhi

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and then contemplate the long history of India Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), then admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, then admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lodhi Garden.

For where to stay and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi tour planning tool.

Fly from Jaipur to New Delhi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Chandigarh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks

Chandigarh

— 2 nights

City Beautiful

Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 20th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museum Maison Jeanneret, contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, then walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery and then take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chandigarh trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Chandigarh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Dharamsala

— 3 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Go for a jaunt from Dharamsala to Kangra to see Chinmay Tapovan about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, browse the different shops at Kushi Boutique, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dharamsala trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Chandigarh to Dharamsala in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.