29 days in India Itinerary

29 days in India Itinerary

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29 days in India Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Haridwar
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  8​h
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
New Delhi
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  18​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Leh: Alchi Monastary (in Alchi) and Hemis Monastery (in Hemis). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum, explore the ancient world of Basgo gompa, and appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Leh tour itinerary planning site .

New York City, USA to Leh is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, subway, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from New York City to Leh. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Daksheshwar Mahadev has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daksheshwar Mahadev, then take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamraj-ki-Kali Temple.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Haridwar tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Haridwar takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Daksheshwar Mahadev ©
Daksheshwar Mahadev
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Swami Vivekanand Park ©
Swami Vivekanand Park

3
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, have some family-friendly fun at Thekkady Rose Park, relax in the rural setting at Spice Cloud, and contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Haridwar to Thekkady in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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.
When in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), make a side trip to see Kovalam Beach in Kovalam, approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, make a trip to Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Gateway of India. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mumbai online vacation planner .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Mumbai by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli, admire the landmark architecture of City Palace of Udaipur, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and finally explore the activities along Lake Pichola. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, then step into the grandiose world of Monsoon Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Udaipur day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Udaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites 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: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, learn about all things military at Nahargarh Fort, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, and admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur day trip planning app .

Fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

3
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 landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, look for gifts at Rajrani Souvenirs, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife SoS Bear Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Agra travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Agra are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Rail Tours

5
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Masjid, stroll through Akshardham, and make a trip to Red Fort (Lal Quila).

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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