29 days in India Itinerary

29 days in India Itinerary

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29 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Manali
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
10
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Agra
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bhrigu Lake.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Manali trip itinerary planning website .

New Delhi to Manali is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

3
nights
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read New Delhi trip maker app .

Fly from Manali to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

4
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Venture out of the city with trips to Alchi Monastary (in Alchi) and Hemis Monastery (in Hemis). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Leh holiday planner .

Fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Alchi Monastary
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and relax in the rural setting at Spice Walk.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Thekkady trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Thekkady in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

3
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Step out of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) with an excursion to Kovalam Beach in Kovalam--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple, and examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. September in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

3
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Gateway of India. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then cruise along Marine Drive, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mumbai journey planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Mumbai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September in Mumbai, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

1
night
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 17th (Tue), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jodhpur trip planner .

You can fly from Mumbai to Jodhpur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mumbai in September: highs in Jodhpur hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Zipline

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 18th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, then admire the landmark architecture of City Palace of Udaipur, and finally explore the activities along Lake Pichola.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Udaipur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Udaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Jodhpur in September: high temperatures in Udaipur hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, look for all kinds of wild species at Amer Jeep Safari, admire the landmark architecture of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), and look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

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Getting from Udaipur to Jaipur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

4
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Agra online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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