29 days in India Itinerary

29 days in India Itinerary

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29 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
1
Kasauli
— Few hours
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 4 nights
4
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
5
Pune
— 1 night
6
Goa
— 5 nights
7
Mumbai
— 3 nights
8
Jaipur
— 4 nights
9
Agra
— 2 nights
10
New Delhi
— 4 nights
End: New Delhi

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Kasauli

Kasauli ©
Developed during the British colonial era, the small hill station of Kasauli remains mostly known for its connection to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunset Point.

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New Delhi to Kasauli is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Kasauli

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): stroll through Annandale, don't miss a visit to The Ridge, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Himalayan Bird Park and then explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Shimla trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kasauli to Shimla takes 1.5 hours. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
The Ridge ©
The Ridge
Indian Institute of Advanced Study ©
Indian Institute of Advanced Study

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gulaba and Jogini waterfall. Take a break from Manali with a short trip to Gauri Shankar Temple in Kullu, about 1 hour away. Spend the 31st (Sat) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Solang-Nullah, identify plant and animal life at Rani Nala, explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Manali road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Gauri Shankar Temple, Van Vihar National Park, Naggar Castle
Highlights from your plan
Solang Nullah ©
Solang Nullah
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Gauri Shankar Temple ©
Gauri Shankar Temple

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, pause for some photo ops at Dharamsala War Memorial, then admire all the interesting features of HPCA Stadium, and finally admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, then get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John in the Wilderness Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalachakra Temple.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pune.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dalai Lama Temple Complex ©
Dalai Lama Temple Complex
Spas & Wellness
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati and then take in nature's colorful creations at Pune Okayama Friendship Garden.

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

You can fly from Dharamsala to Pune in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sinhagad Fort ©
Sinhagad Fort
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Pune Okayama Friendship Garden ©
Pune Okayama Friendship Garden

5
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Explore hidden gems such as Mandrem Beach and Chapora Fort. There's still lots to do: stroll through Morjim Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanta Durga Temple, admire the striking features of Se Cathedral, and stop by Altered Native.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Goa trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Pune to Goa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Goa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mandrem Beach ©
Mandrem Beach
Morjim Beach ©
Morjim Beach
Chapora Fort ©
Chapora Fort

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Explore hidden gems such as Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and Mount Mary Church. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Gateway of India, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahalakshmi Temple, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Rosary Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mumbai trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Goa to Mumbai in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Goa in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Mumbai, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Albert Hall Museum and Govind Dev Ji Temple. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Amber Fort, look for gifts at New Maharaja Gem Palace, don't miss a visit to Panna Meena ka Kund, and look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur road trip website .

You can fly from Mumbai to Jaipur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in April, you will find days in Jaipur are somewhat warmer (44°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Shri Mankameshwar Mandir and then make a trip to Taj Mahal. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Agra, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

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

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 Gandhi Smriti and Hauz Khas Village. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Red Fort (Lal Quila), and enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar.

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You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can 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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