30 days in India Itinerary

30 days in India Itinerary

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30 days in India Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
4
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Mussoorie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Jim Corbett National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Nainital
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Agra
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
10
Sadahalli
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Kodagu (Coorg)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
13
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
14
Goa
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Riyadh

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan). Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of India Gate, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi route maker site .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to New Delhi is an approximately 5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in New Delhi, with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hidimba Devi Temple and Manu Temple. Escape the urban bustle at Solang Valley and Keylong. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, and take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Manali journey planner.

You can fly from New Delhi to Manali in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Anjani Mahadev ©
Anjani Mahadev

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 11th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, identify plant and animal life at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to The Mall.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Shimla day trip website .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall

2
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 12th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kansa Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, then wander the streets of Christ The King Cathedral, then trek along Chandigarh Fitness Trail & Flower Garden, and finally see the interesting displays at Government Museum and Art Gallery.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh road trip planning app .

Take a bus from Shimla to Chandigarh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Kansa Devi Temple, Harmandir Sahib
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple
Government Museum and Art Gallery ©
Government Museum and Art Gallery

2
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): hike along Camel's Back Road, get outside with The Real Adventure Sports - Sky Walk, then take a peaceful walk through Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at A Prakash and Co. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santura Devi Temple, and finally identify plant and animal life at Benog Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mussoorie route builder .

You can drive from Chandigarh to Mussoorie in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Highlights from your plan
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve ©
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Jhula, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Omkarananda Ashram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Badrinath Ji Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh trip maker .

Traveling by car from Mussoorie to Rishikesh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jim Corbett National Park.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Triveni Ghat, Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
River Rafting & Tubing
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat

2
nights
Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park ©
The oldest national park in the country, Jim Corbett National Park brings in thousands of wildlife enthusiasts each year.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Jim Corbett National Park. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Garjiya Devi Temple and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Jim Corbett National Park trip app .

Explore your travel options from Rishikesh to Jim Corbett National Park with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Jim Corbett National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jim Corbett National Park
Highlights from your plan
Jim Corbett National Park ©
Jim Corbett National Park
Safaris
Garjiya Devi Temple ©
Garjiya Devi Temple

1
night
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nainital travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jim Corbett National Park to Nainital. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary ©
Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bageshwarnath Temple and Gurudwara Guru ka Tal. Step out of Agra with an excursion to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Shah Burj, look for gifts at Life Handicrafts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Soami Bagh, and admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

For ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Agra attractions planner.

You can drive from Nainital to Agra in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daytime highs in Agra are 46°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sadahalli.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

1
day
Sadahalli

Sadahalli ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): make a trip to Sadahalli Quarry Temple.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sadahalli trip builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Agra to Sadahalli. Traveling from Agra in June, expect Sadahalli to be a bit cooler, temps between 36°C and 26°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mysuru (Mysore).
Highlights from your plan
Sadahalli Quarry Temple ©
Sadahalli Quarry Temple

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nights
Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gunja Narasimha Swamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, then see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Museum, then appreciate the history behind Sri Nandi Temple, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) online trip planner .

Drive from Sadahalli to Mysuru (Mysore) in 4 hours. When traveling from Sadahalli in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mysuru (Mysore): temperatures range from 31°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kodagu (Coorg).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary ©
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

2
nights
Kodagu (Coorg)

Kodagu (Coorg) ©
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Namdroling Monastery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dubare Elephant Camp. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Igguthappa Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nagarhole National Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kodagu (Coorg) driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kodagu (Coorg) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodagu (Coorg)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Nagarhole National Park
Highlights from your plan
Dubare Elephant Camp ©
Dubare Elephant Camp
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Igguthappa Temple ©
Igguthappa Temple

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nights
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at CSI St Thomas Church, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkateshwara Perumal Temple, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at MacIvor's Bund. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, then admire the sheer force of Mukurthi Dam, and then head outdoors with Hanuman caves.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) road trip website .

Getting from Kodagu (Coorg) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
MacIvor's Bund
MacIvor's Bund
Mukurthi Dam ©
Mukurthi Dam
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak

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nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Basilica of Bom Jesus and Fernandes House will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Baga Beach and Agonda Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Varca Beach, look for gifts at Paper Boat Collective, and look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Goa tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Goa by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in July, with highs in Goa at 35°C and lows at 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Varca Beach ©
Varca Beach

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