31 days in India Itinerary

31 days in India Itinerary

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31 days in India Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly:  4​h
1
Leh
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
3
Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Jodhpur
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
5
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Mararikulam
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Kannur
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 30​min
9
Goa
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
10
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
11
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Lucknow

2
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Thiksey Monastery and Basgo gompa. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Likir Gompa and Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib. Change things up with a short trip to Hemis Monastery in Hemis (about 1h 05 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phyang Monastery, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, stop by De Pashmina Emporium, and admire the landmark architecture of Stakna Monastery.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Leh trip app .

Lucknow to Leh is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hemis Monastery
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa

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.
Visit Humayun's Tomb and Akshardham for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Red Fort (Lal Quila) and Lodhi Garden. The adventure continues: make a trip to India Gate, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and delve into the lush surroundings at Jahanpanah City Forest.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi attractions planner.

Fly from Leh to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)
India Gate ©
India Gate

3
nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jaisalmer Fort and Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temples.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jaisalmer trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Jaisalmer in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Jaswant Thada, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

Discover how to plan a Jodhpur trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Adventure Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Zipline

2
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 20th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and finally relax in the rural setting at Sea Side Orchid Farm. On your second day here, stroll through Chowara Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam trip planner .

You can fly from Jodhpur to Kovalam in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Jodhpur in September, plan for little chillier days in Kovalam, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Chowara Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

1
day
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, then kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mararikulam visit website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kovalam to Mararikulam. In September in Mararikulam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple

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 23rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pattumala Matha Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Thekkady trip site .

You can drive from Mararikulam to Thekkady in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pattumala Matha Church
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Get in touch with nature at Thottada Beach and Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Azhikkal Beach and KIzhunna Beach. Step out of Kannur to go to Paithalmala and see Paithalmala Hill Station, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Ezhara Beach, stroll through Meenkunnu Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Madayipara, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kannur road trip planning tool .

Getting from Thekkady to Kannur by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Azhikode, Paithalmala Hill Station
Highlights from your plan
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Baga Beach and Agonda Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palolem Beach and Cavelossim Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Arambol Beach, admire the striking features of Basilica of Bom Jesus, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vagator Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Goa trip planner .

Getting from Kannur to Goa by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. In September, daytime highs in Goa are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Goa

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

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 3rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, then get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Udaipur road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Udaipur in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Goa, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Udaipur, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

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

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Amber Palace and Jaigarh Fort are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at EleSafari and Elefriend. Spend the 6th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, identify plant and animal life at Grass Farm Nursery, step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, and admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Jaipur trip builder tool .

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Jaipur are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

3
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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balkeshwar Mandir, then don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, and finally take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Keoladeo National Park, step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, and finally steep yourself in history at Shah Burj.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Agra online travel planner .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

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