30 days in India Itinerary

30 days in India Itinerary

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30 days in India Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Mumbai
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
2
Devanhalli
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Chennai
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
4
Hyderabad
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Udaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Jaipur
— 1 night
train + taxi:  3​h
8
Ranthambore National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
10
Allahabad
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
11
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and cruise along Marine Drive.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mumbai online travel route planner .

Sydney, Australia to Mumbai is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Sydney to Mumbai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect nights in Mumbai to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Devanhalli.

Things to do in Mumbai

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

3
nights
Devanhalli

Devanhalli ©
Devanahalli, also called "Devandahalli", "Dyaavandalli", Devanadoddi and Devanapura, is a town and Town Municipal Council in Bangalore Rural district in the state of Karnataka in India. Go for a jaunt from Devanhalli to Dabguli to see Savandurga about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Nakoda Avati 108 Jain Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Kalavaarahalli Betta (Skanda Giri), make a trip to Sadahalli Quarry Temple, and stroll around Kaiwara National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Devanhalli day trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mumbai to Devanhalli. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: highs in Devanhalli hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 20°C. You'll set off for Chennai on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Devanhalli

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Karnataka, Sadahalli Quarry Temple, Savandurga
Highlights from your plan
Savandurga ©
Savandurga
Sadahalli Quarry Temple ©
Sadahalli Quarry Temple
Devanahalli Fort ©
Devanahalli Fort

1
night
Chennai

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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

You can drive from Devanhalli to Chennai in 7 hours. Traveling from Devanhalli in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chennai, with lows of 25°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Chennai

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours

2
nights
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Ramoji Film City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Salar Jung Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Golconda Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir, and finally pause for some photo ops at Buddha Statue.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hyderabad trip planner .

You can drive from Chennai to Hyderabad in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Chennai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hyderabad, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ramoji Film City ©
Ramoji Film City
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir

3
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.
Udaipur is known for museums, historic sites, nature, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, admire the landmark architecture of Jagmandir Isla, explore the activities along Lake Pichola, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Udaipur trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Hyderabad to Udaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Hyderabad in December, with highs in Udaipur at 29°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to New Delhi.

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
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.
On the 20th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate the long history of India Gate. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then contemplate the long history of Amber Palace, and finally look for gifts at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), then step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jaipur driving holiday tool .

You can fly from New Delhi to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Ranthambore National Park.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

3
nights
Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park ©
Named for the historic fortress it contains, Ranthambore National Park remains one of the best places to view tigers in their natural jungle habitat.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Ranthambore National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganesh Temple, steep yourself in history at Ranthambore Fort, then explore the activities along Padam Talab, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ranthambore National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Jaipur to Ranthambore National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Ranthambore National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore Fort
Highlights from your plan
Ranthambore National Park ©
Ranthambore National Park
Ganesh Temple ©
Ganesh Temple
Ranthambore Fort ©
Ranthambore Fort

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stroll around Mehtab Bagh and then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, then contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Agra sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Ranthambore National Park to Agra takes 6 hours. December in Agra sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Allahabad.

Things to do in Agra

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

1
night
Allahabad

Allahabad ©
Rising from the meeting point of three of India's holiest rivers, Allahabad has a long and colorful history.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Triveni Sangam Allahabad and then steep yourself in history at Anand Bhavan.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Allahabad trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Agra to Allahabad by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Allahabad

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Anand Bhavan ©
Anand Bhavan
Triveni Sangam Allahabad ©
Triveni Sangam Allahabad

4
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, shopping, parks, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, don't miss a visit to College Street (Boi Para), stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, and learn more about the world around you at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Allahabad to Kolkata (Calcutta). In December, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Walking tours
South Park Street Cemetery ©
South Park Street Cemetery

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