27 days in India Itinerary

27 days in India Itinerary

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27 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Udaipur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Ajmer
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Agra
— 1 night
train:  7​h
7
Orchha
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Khajuraho
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
9
Varanasi
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
10
Bodh Gaya
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
11
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
12
Goa
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
13
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
14
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
15
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
16
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
17
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
18
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
19
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
20
New Delhi
— 1 night
End: New Delhi

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lodhi Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and finally contemplate the long history of India Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi trip planner .

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. In January, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

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Udaipur

Udaipur ©
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 16th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola and then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Udaipur journey builder app .

Getting from New Delhi to Udaipur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Delhi in January, you will find days in Udaipur are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Parks Nature
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola

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Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well), then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jodhpur road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Udaipur to Jodhpur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Jodhpur sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ajmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums Adventure
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Zipline

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Ajmer

Ajmer ©
Although usually visited on a day trip from the nearby Pushkar, the lively, often chaotic city of Ajmer has its share of sights.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Anasagar Lake and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dargah Shariff AJMER.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ajmer trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Ajmer takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Ajmer

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dargah Shariff ©
Dargah Shariff
Anasagar Lake ©
Anasagar Lake

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Jitesh Arts.

You can plan Jaipur trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Ajmer to Jaipur in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Nature & Wildlife Tours
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Masjid (Agra) and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Agra trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Jaipur in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Agra: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Orchha.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jama Masjid (Agra) ©
Jama Masjid (Agra)

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Orchha

Orchha ©
A small market and farming town by the river, Orchha was once the capital of a powerful kingdom, and still shows as much in its historic sites.
On the 22nd (Tue), explore the activities along Betwa River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaturbhuj Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, and finally steep yourself in history at Orchha Fort.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Orchha trip planner .

Getting from Agra to Orchha by car takes about 5.5 hours. While traveling from Agra, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Orchha, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Orchha

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Orchha Fort ©
Orchha Fort
Chaturbhuj Temple ©
Chaturbhuj Temple
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal

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Khajuraho

Khajuraho ©
Most visitors come to Khajuraho to see the 1,000-year-old erotic rock carvings at a cluster of World Heritage-listed Hindu and Jain temples.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Kandariya Mahadev Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Devi Jagdamba Temple, then admire the striking features of Lakshmana Temple, and finally get engrossed in the history at Khajuraho.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Khajuraho trip planner .

You can drive from Orchha to Khajuraho in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Khajuraho ©
Khajuraho
Devi Jagdamba Temple ©
Devi Jagdamba Temple
Kandariya Mahadev Temple ©
Kandariya Mahadev Temple

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Varanasi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishalakshi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Ganges River and then admire the striking features of Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath).

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Varanasi online tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Khajuraho to Varanasi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daytime highs in Varanasi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Bodh Gaya.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple ©
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath

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Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya ©
One of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, Bodh Gaya has risen to international fame as the place where Prince Siddhartha sat under the Bodhi tree and gained enlightenment some 2,600 years ago.
On the 26th (Sat), trek along Cankamana and then admire the landmark architecture of Mahabodhi Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Bodh Gaya journey planner.

You can take a train from Varanasi to Bodh Gaya in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mahabodhi Temple ©
Mahabodhi Temple

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Mumbai

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 27th (Sun), admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then cruise along Marine Drive, then get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mumbai online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Bodh Gaya to Mumbai takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bodh Gaya in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Mumbai: highs are around 36°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Mumbai

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Food Tours
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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Goa

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 29th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda and then kick back and relax at Agonda Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanta Durga Temple, don't miss a visit to Tomb of St. Francis Xavier, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Goa driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mumbai to Goa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Goa, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Animal Shelter Agonda ©
Animal Shelter Agonda

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Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
On the 31st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and then take a stroll through Jew Town.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) attractions app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Goa to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Goa in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kochi (Cochin): temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Munnar trip planning app .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and then examine the collection at Bay Island Driftwood Museum.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kumarakom journey planner .

Drive from Thekkady to Kumarakom in 4 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Kumarakom can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Bay Island Driftwood Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Bay Island Driftwood Museum ©
Bay Island Driftwood Museum

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New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khairul Manzil Masjid, shop like a local with Khan Market, then don't miss a visit to Safdarjung's Tomb, then hunt for treasures at Dilli Haat, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament Of India. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Karol Bagh and then see the interesting displays at Shankar's International Dolls Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kumarakom to New Delhi. When traveling from Kumarakom in February, plan for little chillier days in New Delhi, with highs around 29°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Dilli Haat ©
Dilli Haat
Khairul Manzil Masjid ©
Khairul Manzil Masjid
Shankar's International Dolls Museum ©

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Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Gobindgarh Fort and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Amritsar itinerary planner.

You can fly from New Delhi to Amritsar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, Amritsar is a bit cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 25°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Gobindgarh Fort ©
Gobindgarh Fort

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Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 7th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake and then explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Dharamsala journey planner.

Drive from Amritsar to Dharamsala in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake

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New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): look for gifts at SILVERLINE and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Dilli Haat.

Take the guesswork out of planning a New Delhi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Dharamsala to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Dilli Haat ©
Dilli Haat
SILVERLINE ©
SILVERLINE

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