26 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

26 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

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26 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Goa, India
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Mangalore, India
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Mysuru (Mysore), India
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Mumbai, India
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Jabalpur, India
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Varanasi, India
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
11
Jalandhar, India
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
12
Jammu City, India
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
13
Dharamsala, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
14
Bir, India
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
15
Manali, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
Goa, India

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 24th (Sun): get in on the excitement at Milsim Goa Paintball and then stroll through Palolem Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Goa sightseeing planning website .

London, UK to Goa is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST) is 5 hours. Traveling from London in March, expect Goa to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mangalore.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Milsim Goa Paintball ©
Milsim Goa Paintball

1
night
Mangalore, India

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 26th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sasihithlu Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kadri Manjunath Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Someshwara Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mangalore vacation planner .

Drive from Goa to Mangalore in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. While traveling from Goa, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Mangalore, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Someshwara Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple ©
Someshwara Temple ©
Someshwara Temple
Kadri Manjunath Temple ©
Kadri Manjunath Temple

2
nights
Mysuru (Mysore), India

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at Brindavan Garden.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mysuru (Mysore) trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Mangalore to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mangalore in March, expect Mysuru (Mysore) to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga
Highlights from your plan
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

1
night
Mumbai, India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then hunt for treasures at Crawford Market, then admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally take a memorable drive along Marine Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, get a sense of history and politics at Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nerul Balaji Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Mumbai road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Mysuru (Mysore) to Mumbai takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in March, you will find days in Mumbai are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Jabalpur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Tours Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Navi Mumbai
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Nerul Balaji Temple ©
Nerul Balaji Temple

1
night
Jabalpur, India

Jabalpur ©
Many of the cultural and natural attractions of Jabalpur stem from the city's surrounding abundance of marble.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): don't miss a visit to narmada river puja, then don't miss a visit to Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat, and then admire the sheer force of Dhuandhar Falls.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabalpur tour planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mumbai to Jabalpur. Traveling from Mumbai in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Jabalpur, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jabalpur

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dhuandhar Falls ©
Dhuandhar Falls
narmada river puja ©
narmada river puja
Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat ©
Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat

2
nights
New Delhi, India

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, get your game on at Barney's Den, then contemplate the long history of Humayun's Tomb, and finally contemplate the long history of India Gate. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), then step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and then admire the natural beauty at Akshardham.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi trip itinerary planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jabalpur to New Delhi. While traveling from Jabalpur, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Delhi, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Thimphu.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Barney's Den ©
Barney's Den
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

2
nights
Thimphu, Bhutan

The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, and then head outdoors with Dochula Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), look for all kinds of wild species at Motithang Takin Preserve, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Thimphu driving holiday site .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Thimphu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from New Delhi in April, things will get colder in Thimphu: highs are around 24°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Motithang Takin Preserve ©
Motithang Takin Preserve

1
night
Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
On the 5th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) attractions website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Thimphu to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, Kolkata (Calcutta) is warmer than Thimphu - with highs of 42°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
South Park Street Cemetery ©
South Park Street Cemetery

1
night
Varanasi, India

Varanasi
A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
On the 6th (Sat), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, and then don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Varanasi trip planner .

Fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Varanasi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Varanasi

Nature Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ganges River
Ganges River
Walking tours
Dasaswamedh Ghat ©
Dasaswamedh Ghat

2
nights
Jaipur, India

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stroll through Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur, don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Diwan-e-Khas Hall of Private Audience. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then identify plant and animal life at Elefriend, then contemplate the long history of Amber Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Jal Mahal.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jaipur trip planner .

You can fly from Varanasi to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Jalandhar.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Elefriend ©
Elefriend
Balloon Rides

1
day
Jalandhar, India

Jalandhar ©
Jalandhar, formerly known as Jullundur in British India, is a city in the Doaba region of the northwestern Indian state of Punjab. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get your game on at The Fun Factory and then find something for the whole family at Wonderland Theme Park.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jalandhar day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jaipur to Jalandhar. Traveling from Jaipur in April, expect Jalandhar to be a bit cooler, temps between 39°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jammu City.

Things to do in Jalandhar

Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Wonderland Theme Park ©
Wonderland Theme Park
The Fun Factory ©
The Fun Factory

1
night
Jammu City, India

Jammu City ©
Standing on the banks of the Tawi River, Jammu City enjoys popularity as the winter capital of Kashmir.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): head outdoors with Leh-Manali Highway and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moore Plains.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jammu City trip planning app .

You can drive from Jalandhar to Jammu City in 4.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Jammu City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Jammu City

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Moore Plains
Highlights from your plan
Moore Plains ©
Moore Plains

2
nights
Dharamsala, India

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 11th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill and then admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mata Brajeshwari Devi, and finally explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dharamsala trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Jammu City to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bir.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mata Brajeshwari Devi
Highlights from your plan
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

1
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Bir, India

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bir online road trip planner .

Getting from Dharamsala to Bir by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Bir

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding

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nights
Manali, India

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, fun & games, winter sports, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Manali trip maker tool .

Drive from Bir to Manali in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hampta ©
Hampta

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