25 days in India Itinerary

25 days in India Itinerary

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25 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
1
Chennai
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
+3
train + taxi + Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
3
Goa
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Mumbai
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
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 20th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Krishna Mandapam, pause for some photo ops at Descent Of The Ganges, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Aadhi Vyadhi Hara Bhaktha Anjaneyar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ramakrishna Math. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganesh Ratha Temple, wander the streets of Mylapore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Luz Anjaneyar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sringeri Saradha Peetam Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadapalani Murugan Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chennai trip itinerary maker .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Chennai International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in January, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
Highlights from your plan
Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges
Vadapalani Murugan Temple ©
Vadapalani Murugan Temple

2
nights
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Step off the beaten path and head to Padmanabhapuram Palace and Nagaraja Temple. Get some historical perspective at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil and Marungoor Murugan Temple. Step out of Kanyakumari with an excursion to Muttom Beach in Muttom--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, examine the collection at Kanyakumari Wax Museum, kick back and relax at Sothavilai Beach, and explore the ancient world of Chitharal Hill Temple.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chennai to Kanyakumari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Nagaraja Temple, Chitharal Hill Temple, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Muttom Beach
Highlights from your plan
Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

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 Reis Magos Fort and Shanta Durga Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of St. Francis of Assissi and Naval Aviation Museum. There's still lots to do: stroll through Majorda Beach, kick back and relax at Agonda Beach, steep yourself in history at Palacio do Deao, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Alex Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Goa road trip app .

Do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Kanyakumari to Goa in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. Francis of Assissi ©
Church of St. Francis of Assissi
Naval Aviation Museum ©
Naval Aviation Museum
Reis Magos Fort ©
Reis Magos Fort

4
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mount Mary Basilica and Mahalakshmi Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and Malabar Hill. Take a break from Mumbai with a short trip to Versoli Beach in Alibaug, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Babulnath Temple, take a stroll through Juhu, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mumbai travel planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kanyakumari to Mumbai takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kanyakumari in January, Mumbai is a bit cooler at night with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Mumbai

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Versoli Beach, Chandivali Studio
Highlights from your plan
Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica
Mahalakshmi Temple ©
Mahalakshmi Temple
Babulnath Temple ©
Babulnath Temple

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.
On the 1st (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Maharana Pratap Museum, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art. On your second day here, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bada Mahal, then take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Gangaur Ghat.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Udaipur trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Mumbai to Udaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mumbai in February, with highs in Udaipur at 82°F and lows at 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
Maharana Pratap Museum ©
Maharana Pratap Museum
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing and Royal Gaitor Tumbas. Museum-lovers will get to explore City Palace of Jaipur and Jitesh Arts. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moti Dungari Temple, look for gifts at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jaipur trip builder app .

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Jaipur sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Moti Dungari Temple ©
Moti Dungari Temple

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Get some cultural insight at Taj Mahal and Gurudwara Guru ka Tal. Get some historical perspective at Agra Fort and Radha Damodar Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Agra: Vrindavan (Madan Mohan Temple, Govinda Dev ji, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Tomb of Akbar the Great, don't miss a visit to Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, and take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Agra trip tool .

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February in Agra, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Spas Shopping

Side Trips

Vrindavan, Tomb of Akbar the Great
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Tomb of Akbar the Great ©
Tomb of Akbar the Great

4
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.
Heritage Transport Museum and Gandhi Smriti will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib and Raj Ghat. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Rajpath, wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ayyappa Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New Delhi tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in New Delhi are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Heritage Transport Museum
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Transport Museum ©
Heritage Transport Museum
Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib

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