30 days in India Itinerary

30 days in India Itinerary

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30 days in India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Mumbai
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Pune
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Chandigarh
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
9
Kalka
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Kalka
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
12
Chandigarh
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 30​min
13
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
14
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
15
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
16
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: London

1
day
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 31st (Fri), snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and then take a memorable drive along Marine Drive.

For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mumbai journey builder website .

London, UK to Mumbai is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from London to Mumbai due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Mumbai reach 36°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pune.

Things to do in Mumbai

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

3
nights
Pune

Pune ©
Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Sinhagad Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasba Peth Ganpati Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Padma-Mani Jain Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kirkee War Cemetery, then step into the grandiose world of Aga Khan Palace, and finally examine the collection at Darshan Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pune travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Mumbai to Pune in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Sinhagad Fort ©
Sinhagad Fort

3
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kolkata (Calcutta) is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, make a trip to Dakshineswar Kali Temple, wander the streets of Park Street, and take an in-depth tour of Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar).

To find out how to plan a trip to Kolkata (Calcutta), use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Pune to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Kolkata (Calcutta), expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)
Walking tours
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall

2
nights
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 7th (Fri): explore the activities along Ganges River, then admire the landmark architecture of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: stop by The Bed Silk & Pashmina, make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarnath, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishalakshi Temple.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Varanasi route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Varanasi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in February, expect Varanasi to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath

2
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.
On the 9th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and then steep yourself in history at India Gate.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi travel route builder .

You can fly from Varanasi to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in New Delhi are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 11th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Mehtab Bagh, then admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then make a trip to Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, and finally don't miss a visit to Tomb Of John Russell Colvin.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra trip builder app .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Agra, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

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

2
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lotus Temple, then don't miss a visit to Red Fort, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read New Delhi travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Red Fort ©
Red Fort
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Lotus Temple ©
Lotus Temple

1
day
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 14th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, ponder the world of politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden.

To see traveler tips, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read Chandigarh trip builder.

You can fly from New Delhi to Chandigarh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kalka.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Capitol Complex Tourist Centre ©
Capitol Complex Tourist Centre
Chandigarh Rose Garden ©
Chandigarh Rose Garden

few
hours
Kalka

Kalka
Kalka is a town in the Panchkula district of Haryana, India. To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kalka route builder website .

Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Kalka takes an hour. You will leave for Shimla on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Kalka

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

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nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 15th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Ridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World.

To find reviews, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Shimla online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kalka to Shimla in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kalka.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

few
hours
Kalka

Kalka ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Mata Temple and then take in nature's colorful creations at Pinjore Gardens.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalka online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Kalka takes 3.5 hours. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Kalka

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pinjore Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Pinjore Gardens ©
Pinjore Gardens
Kali Mata Temple ©
Kali Mata Temple

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hours
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Urban Theka.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh road trip site .

You can drive from Kalka to Chandigarh in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Jaipur.
Highlights from your plan
Urban Theka ©
Urban Theka

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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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, don't miss a visit to Birla Mandir Temple, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Chandigarh to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In February in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

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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 22nd (Sat), explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then pause for some photo ops at Jaswant Thada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): look for gifts at Ganesh Handicrafts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Mandore Garden, and then kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jodhpur itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Jodhpur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Jodhpur can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

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

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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 24th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, then explore the activities along Lake Pichola, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Sahelion Ki Bari, and then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art.

Before you visit Udaipur, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Udaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Udaipur, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Udaipur

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

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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): make a trip to Dhobi Ghat and then appreciate the history behind Gateway of India. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Nariman Point, take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and then wander the streets of Colaba.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mumbai holiday maker site .

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Udaipur in February, with highs in Mumbai at 37°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Colaba ©
Colaba
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum

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