27 days in India Itinerary

27 days in India Itinerary

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27 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
1
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Chennai
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Pondicherry
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h
4
Kollam
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
5
Goa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Raigad
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
7
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  9​h
8
Jaisalmer
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  11​h
9
Jaipur
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
11
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take a stroll through Malleswaram. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Commercial Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Surayanarayana Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Infant Jesus Shrine, and finally shop like a local with UB City.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bengaluru trip planner.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airport is Kempegowda International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Commercial Street ©
Commercial Street
Infant Jesus Shrine ©
Infant Jesus Shrine

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shirdi Sai Baba Temple and Kapaleeshwarar Temple. Get outdoors at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology and Marina Beach. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, get a taste of the local shopping with T Nagar, Ranganathan Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple, and browse the different shops at Express Avenue Mall.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chennai trip planner .

You can fly from Bengaluru to Chennai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chennai when traveling from Bengaluru in October, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
Highlights from your plan
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach
San Thome Church ©
San Thome Church
Sri Parthasarathy Temple ©
Sri Parthasarathy Temple

4
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
For shopping fun, head to Goubert Market or Kriti Eco Boutique. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Rock Beach and Silver Beach. Step out of Pondicherry with an excursion to Pichavaram in Cuddalore--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, kick back and relax at Auro Beach, and stroll through Paradise Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pondicherry trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Chennai to Pondicherry takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kollam.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cuddalore
Highlights from your plan
Rock Beach ©
Rock Beach
Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges ©
Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges

2
nights
Kollam

Kollam ©
The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce.
Shop till you drop at Shalimar Weaves and Asparagus. Your inner history buff will appreciate Thangassery Light House and Janardhana Swami Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Kollam side-trips: Varkala (Royal Art Gallery, Varkala Beach, & more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kollam Beach, tour the water at your own pace with PalmTree Houseboat, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Thirumullavaram Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kollam online trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pondicherry to Kollam. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kollam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Varkala
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Thangassery Light House ©
Thangassery Light House
Janardhana Swami Temple
Janardhana Swami Temple

2
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sheek Emporium and Old Goa. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Reis Magos Fort and Shanta Durga Temple. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Palacio do Deao, stop by Royal Jewellers, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kuskem Waterfall.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Goa trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Kollam to Goa with the Route module. In November in Goa, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Raigad.

Things to do in Goa

Wildlife Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sheek Emporium ©
Sheek Emporium
Old Goa ©
Old Goa
Reis Magos Fort ©
Reis Magos Fort

2
nights
Raigad

Raigad ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Phansad Bird Sanctuary and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Ballaleshwar Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Raigad trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Goa to Raigad. When traveling from Goa in November, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Raigad: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Raigad

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shri Ballaleshwar Temple ©
Shri Ballaleshwar Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): look for gifts at The Shalimar Emporium, stop by Ashoka Arts, and then look for gifts at S. Naaz Art Emporium. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shahastrabahu Temple, then explore the activities along Lake Pichola, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and finally browse the different shops at Forum Celebration Mall.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Udaipur holiday maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Raigad to Udaipur. Traveling from Raigad in November, expect Udaipur to be little chillier, temps between 35°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Udaipur

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trip

Shahastrabahu Temple
Highlights from your plan
Shahastrabahu Temple ©
Shahastrabahu Temple
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
S. Naaz Art Emporium ©
S. Naaz Art Emporium

1
night
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The Thar Heritage Museum, look for gifts at Hari Om Jewellers, then steep yourself in history at Maharaja's Palace, and finally step into the grandiose world of Mandir Palace.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jaisalmer trip app .

Getting from Udaipur to Jaisalmer by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Maharaja's Palace ©
Maharaja's Palace
Mandir Palace ©
Mandir Palace

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stop by Royal Spices And Tea, then look for gifts at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre, and then stop by Fair Deal Textile.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Royal Spices And Tea ©
Royal Spices And Tea
Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre ©
Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 14th (Thu), stop by Unique Handicrafts, stop by Kohinoor Jewellers, look for gifts at Marble Cottage, then stop by Nakkashi Gems And Handicrafts, and finally look for gifts at Mughal Carpet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): look for gifts at The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Agra online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Agra are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Unique Handicrafts ©
Unique Handicrafts
The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs ©
The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs

3
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, then pick up some new knowledge with Cooking Masala, and then stop by Scorpion Handicrafts. Here are some ideas for day two: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sivananda Ashram.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Agra to Rishikesh by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Shopping Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scorpion Handicrafts ©
Scorpion Handicrafts
Kunjapuri Devi Temple ©
Kunjapuri Devi Temple
Spas & Wellness

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