30 days in India Itinerary

30 days in India Itinerary

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New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Manali
— 3 nights
Drive
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Leh
— 5 nights
Fly
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Jaipur
— 5 nights
Fly
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Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive
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Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hyderabad
— 2 nights
Fly
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Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly
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Agra
— 3 nights
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New Delhi

— 2 nights
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, take in nature's colorful creations at Lodhi Garden, don't miss a visit to Qutub Minar, and stroll through Akshardham.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New Delhi trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New Delhi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Manali

— 3 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple, see some colorful creatures with Riding Solo, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali journey planner.

You can fly from New Delhi to Manali in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Leh.

Things to do in Manali

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Leh

— 5 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Take a break from Leh with a short trip to Hemis Monastery in Hemis, about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and get in touch with nature with Hiking & Camping Tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Leh sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Manali to Leh takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Jaipur.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Jaipur

— 5 nights

Pink City

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.
Spend the 2nd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Amber Palace, look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, explore the ancient world of The Rustic Paths, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur trip planner.

Fly from Leh to Jaipur in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Jaisalmer

— 3 nights

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Spend the 3rd (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 4th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jaisalmer road trip planning app.

You can fly from Jaipur to Jaisalmer in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Jodhpur

— 1 night

Sun City

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then explore the world behind art at Ganesh Handicrafts.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jodhpur online route builder.

Traveling by car from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Udaipur

— 2 nights

Venice of the East

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 7th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of City Palace of Udaipur, and then browse the exhibits of Art World.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Udaipur trip planner.

You can drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jodhpur in September, expect Udaipur to be slightly colder, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Mumbai.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Mumbai

— 2 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, and finally stop by Bungalow Eight. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, then don't miss a visit to Marine Drive, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mumbai trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Udaipur to Mumbai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites · Shopping · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Hyderabad

— 2 nights

City of Pearls

Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
On the 11th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharmapuri Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Calvary Temple, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Marthoma Church. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at keesaragutta Temple, admire the masterpieces at Salar Jung Museum, then admire the striking features of Chowmahalla Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Toli Masjid.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hyderabad route planning site.

Fly from Mumbai to Hyderabad in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Hyderabad are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Varanasi.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites · Museums

Varanasi

— 1 night

Spiritual Capital of India

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the activities along Ganges River, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then admire the landmark architecture of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Varanasi online day trip planner.

Getting from Hyderabad to Varanasi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Hyderabad in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Varanasi, with lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Parks · Tours · Nature · Historic Sites

Agra

— 3 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, examine the collection at Taj Museum, admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, and step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Agra takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Agra

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.