28 days in India Itinerary

28 days in India Itinerary

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28 days in India Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  6​h
1
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
5
Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Pushkar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Bundi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Lucknow
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
11
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
12
Sohra
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  6​h
13
Pelling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hauz Khas Village and Raj Ghat. Let the collections at Gandhi Smriti and Heritage Transport Museum capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Rajpath, and admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read New Delhi holiday planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New Delhi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubai to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in January, things will get a bit cooler in New Delhi: highs are around 68°F and lows about 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

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

1
day
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 1st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal and then view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Agra online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Agra are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Taj Gallery ©
Taj Gallery

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then identify plant and animal life at Elefriend, and finally stop by Royal Spices And Tea.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Jaipur online travel planner .

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Elefriend ©
Elefriend
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stop by Ashoka Arts, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Kharch Bhandar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrinathji Temple, and then get engrossed in the history at Maharana Pratap Museum.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Udaipur trip planner.

Fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Nathdwara
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Maharana Pratap Museum ©
Maharana Pratap Museum
Shrinathji Temple ©
Shrinathji Temple

2
nights
Jaisalmer

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 5th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temples. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jaisalmer trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Udaipur to Jaisalmer in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples
Safaris
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, explore the ancient world of Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well), and then explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Jodhpur trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February in Jodhpur, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pushkar.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Safaris
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum

1
night
Pushkar

Immerse yourself in Hindu holy sites in one of the oldest cities in India, Pushkar--where even the camels wear jewels.
On the 9th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pushkar trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Pushkar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bundi.

Things to do in Pushkar

Spas
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Bundi

Bundi ©
Travelers in Rajasthan often make a trip to Bundi to view its picturesque narrow streets lined with blue houses, historic buildings, and temples.
On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Paintings and then contemplate the long history of Garh Palace.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bundi sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Pushkar to Bundi in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in February, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Bundi

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Garh Palace ©
Garh Palace

2
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at New Vishwanath Temple and Vishalakshi Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Archaeological Museum and Spas. Take a break from Varanasi with a short trip to Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary in Chandauli, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Ganges River.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Varanasi attractions planner .

Explore your travel options from Bundi to Varanasi with the Route module. In February, daily temperatures in Varanasi can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lucknow.

Things to do in Varanasi

Parks Spas Nature

Side Trip

Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Ganges River
Ganges River
New Vishwanath Temple ©
New Vishwanath Temple
Archaeological Museum ©
Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
On the 15th (Sat), take a stroll through Hazratganj, then see the interesting displays at The Residency, and then get engrossed in the history at 1857 Memorial Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lucknow tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Varanasi to Lucknow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Varanasi in February, plan for little chillier nights in Lucknow, with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Lucknow

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Residency ©
The Residency
Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj
1857 Memorial Museum ©
1857 Memorial Museum

2
nights
Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Visit Mahakal Temple and Tinchuley Village for their historical value. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Ghoom Museum and Himalayan Tibet Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, examine the collection at Everest Museum, view the masterpieces at Ava Art Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Darjeeling itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Lucknow to Darjeeling takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. February in Darjeeling sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Sohra.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Museums Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Himalayan Tibet Museum ©
Himalayan Tibet Museum
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
nights
Sohra

Sohra ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Daiñthlen Falls and then take a stroll through Smit Village. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Thangkharang Park, then admire the sheer force of Wah Kaba Falls, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Arwah Cave.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sohra online visit planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Darjeeling to Sohra in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Pelling.

Things to do in Sohra

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Smit Village
Highlights from your plan
Arwah Cave ©
Arwah Cave
Thangkharang Park ©
Thangkharang Park
Smit Village ©
Smit Village

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tashiding Monastery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Pelling using our trip planner.

Getting from Sohra to Pelling by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 53°F. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tashiding Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Khecheopalri Lake ©
Khecheopalri Lake
Tashiding Monastery ©
Tashiding Monastery

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