30 days in India Itinerary

30 days in India Itinerary

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30 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
5
Mumbai
— 3 nights
6
Udaipur
— 1 night
7
Jaipur
— 3 nights
8
Agra
— 3 nights
+3
train + subway + Fly + taxi:  6​h
9
Manali
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
New Delhi
— 2 nights
11
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Jeddah

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Varkala Beach (in Varkala) and Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and enjoy the sand and surf at Shanghumukham Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour itinerary planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Jeddah to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Jeddah, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Change things up with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, stroll through Cherai Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) route planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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 nature, wildlife, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Evergreen Spicegarden, admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and revel in the low prices at Tropical Chocolate Factory.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady online holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

2
nights
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the activities along Kundala Dam Lake, then take some stellar pictures from Top Station, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Tea Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Munnar itinerary planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

3
nights
Mumbai

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, stop by Sancha Tea Boutique, make a trip to Gateway of India, then stop by Bungalow Eight, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, and then cruise along Marine Drive.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mumbai online route planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Mumbai in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in Mumbai are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Tours Historic Sites Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

1
night
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 15th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Pichola, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Udaipur online trip builder .

Getting from Mumbai to Udaipur by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in May, you will find days in Udaipur are a bit warmer (47°C), and nights are about the same (31°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple

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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, childrens museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, and get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur.

To see maps and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur road trip site .

Fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 20th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then admire the striking features of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Diwan E Aam, and finally contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Shri Mankameshwar Mandir, then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, then make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and finally steep yourself in history at Shah Burj.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Agra travel route planner .

Drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 48°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Manali.

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

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nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 22nd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Manali tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Agra to Manali in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Manu Temple ©
Manu Temple

2
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 24th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, don't miss a visit to Iron Pillar of Delhi, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lodi Gardens. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and then steep yourself in history at India Gate.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi journey site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Manali to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In May in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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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.
Spend the 28th (Mon) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, and steep yourself in history at Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Leh route maker site .

You can fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa
Phyang Monastery ©
Phyang Monastery

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