30 days in India Itinerary

30 days in India Itinerary

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30 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Varkala Town
— 1 night
Train + Taxi:  3 h
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Kottayam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
5
Goa
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
6
Jodhpur
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Agra
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Jaipur
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
10
Udaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Chennai

1
night
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janardhana Swami Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach, and then get some fabulous bargains at Asparagus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kappil Beach, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, and finally look for gifts at Moon Stone Arts.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Varkala trip maker site .

Chennai to Varkala is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chennai in April, expect nights in Varkala to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach ©
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady vacation builder site .

You can drive from Varkala to Thekkady in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

2
nights
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Kerala Album Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Kumarakom Craft Museum, then explore the galleries of Mozart Art Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Knanaya Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kottayam Cheriapally. On the next day, look for gifts at Pulimootttil Silks, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Orthodox Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, and finally view the masterpieces at Clay Art Cafe.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kottayam itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kottayam takes 3.5 hours. In April in Kottayam, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kottayam

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kumarakom, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, St. George Orthodox Church
Highlights from your plan
Mozart Art Gallery ©
Mozart Art Gallery
St. George Orthodox Church ©
St. George Orthodox Church
St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral ©

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Kashi Art Gallery and Draavidia Gallery. For shopping fun, head to David Hall Gallery & Cafe or Durbar Hall Art Gallery. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) to go to Mararikulam and see Marari Beach, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, stop by Idiom Book Sellers, hunt for treasures at Cochin Spice Market, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace.

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You can drive from Kottayam to Kochi (Cochin) in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Take a break from the city and head to Baga Beach and Palolem Beach. Relax by the water at Agonda Beach and Arambol Beach. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Literati Bookshop & Cafe, steep yourself in history at Palacio do Deao, and identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Goa sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kochi (Cochin) to Goa in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. April in Goa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 34°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Goa

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

1
day
Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
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.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then browse for treasures at Ganesh Handicrafts, and then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Jodhpur tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Jodhpur in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Goa in April, you will find days in Jodhpur are somewhat warmer (45°C), and nights are little chillier (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts

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.
Let the collections at New Kashmir Art Gallery and Gandhi Smriti capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Humayun's Tomb and India Gate. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Red Fort (Lal Quila), stroll through Akshardham, look for gifts at People Tree, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip planning website .

Getting from Jodhpur to New Delhi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in New Delhi are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort ©
Red Fort
India Gate ©
India Gate

4
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Appreciate the collections at New Nice Marble Art & Handicrafts and U.P Handicrafts Development Center. Agra Fort and Bageshwarnath Temple will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Agra with an excursion to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balkeshwar Mandir, take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Agra tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Agra, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Amber Palace and Gem Plaza. Visiting Amer Jeep Safari and EleSafari will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: make a trip to City Palace of Jaipur, explore the galleries of ICA Gallery, view the masterpieces at Samanvai Art Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at Gyan Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur online trip maker .

Drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in April, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

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.
You'll explore and learn at City Palace of Udaipur and The Place of Art. Head to Gothwal Art and Udaipur Art Villafor some retail therapy. When in Udaipur, make a side trip to see Art Haveli in Delwara, approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Pichola, view the masterpieces at Pacific Art, browse the exhibits of Fine Art School (Painting House), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Udaipur trip maker website .

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fine Art School (Painting House), Art Haveli
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple

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