31 days in India Itinerary

31 days in India Itinerary

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31 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  13​h
2
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Amritsar
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h
5
Bathinda
— 1 night
train:  6​h 30​min
6
Bikaner
— 1 night
train:  5​h 30​min
7
Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Pushkar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Agra
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
13
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
14
New Delhi
— 1 night
End: New Delhi

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Qutub Minar as well as Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and then admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read New Delhi day trip app .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New Delhi. In November, daytime highs in New Delhi are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Shimla.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Museums
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Raj Ghat ©
Raj Ghat
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Jakhoo Hill, play a few rounds at Naldehra Golf Course, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Shimla sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Naldehra Golf Course, Tara Devi Temple, Hanuman Temple
Highlights from your plan
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Hanuman Temple ©
Hanuman Temple

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nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 8th (Fri), admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mata Brajeshwari Devi. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Kangra Art, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then cruise along Indrahar Pass.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dharamsala, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Shimla to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Kangra, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Spas

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Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and finally look for gifts at The Famous Amritsari Papar Warian. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goindwal Sahib, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Prachin Shiv Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Ramsar Sahib.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Amritsar trip maker app .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Bathinda.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Goindwal Sahib ©
Goindwal Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree

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Bathinda

Bathinda ©
Bathinda is a city and Municipal Corporation in Southern part of Punjab.The city, named after the Bhati kings, is one of the oldest cities in Punjab, India and the current administrative headquarters of Bathinda District. On the 12th (Tue), stop by Dhobi Bazaar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mazaar of Peer Haji Rattan, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Lakhi Jungle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bathinda trip planner .

Getting from Amritsar to Bathinda by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bikaner.

Things to do in Bathinda

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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Lakhi Jungle ©
Lakhi Jungle

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night
Bikaner

Bikaner ©
A desert outpost, a city of palaces, and a tourist town: Bikaner has been seen as many things by many people.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiv Bari Temple, then contemplate the long history of Rampuria Havelis, then view the masterpieces at Bikaner Miniature Arts, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Laxminath Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bikaner tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Bathinda to Bikaner takes 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Bikaner

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Shri Laxminath Temple ©
Shri Laxminath Temple
Rampuria Havelis ©
Rampuria Havelis
Shiv Bari Temple ©
Shiv Bari Temple

3
nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Desert Culture Centre & Museum and Sonee Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Jaisalmer Fort and Shree Baba Ramdev Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 17th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stop by Shree Laxmi Art Home, and make a trip to Tazia Tower.

To find out how to plan a trip to Jaisalmer, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bikaner to Jaisalmer takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

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

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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 (Tue): explore the galleries of Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School and then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

Plan trip to Jodhpur with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. November in Jodhpur sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Museums Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Safaris
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum

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Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 21st (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Maharana Pratap Museum, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Udaipur travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Jodhpur to Udaipur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. November in Udaipur sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Pushkar.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
Maharana Pratap Museum ©
Maharana Pratap Museum

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Pushkar

Pushkar ©
Immerse yourself in Hindu holy sites in one of the oldest cities in India, Pushkar--where even the camels wear jewels.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Akbari Masjid, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah Jahan's Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Rangji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rangji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Sahib, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pushkar trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Udaipur to Pushkar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Pushkar

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Ajmer
Highlights from your plan
Rangji Temple ©
Rangji Temple
Akbari Masjid ©
Akbari Masjid
Spas & Wellness

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): browse the exhibits of City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, examine the collection at Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, then examine the collection at Jaipur Wax Museum, and finally look for gifts at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moti Dungari Temple, then identify plant and animal life at EleSafari, and then step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip planner .

Getting from Pushkar to Jaipur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Jaipur sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Moti Dungari Temple ©
Moti Dungari Temple
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Explore hidden gems such as Tomb of Akbar the Great and Govinda Dev ji. Taj Mahal and Saha Burj will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Agra with a short trip to Madan Mohan Temple in Vrindavan, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Agra Fort, admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the striking features of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Agra route builder site .

Drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Agra sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Spas Shopping

Side Trips

Vrindavan, Tomb of Akbar the Great
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Akbar the Great ©
Tomb of Akbar the Great

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Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
You'll explore and learn at Archaeological Museum and Ruchika Art Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sankat Mochan Temple and Tibetan Temple. Take a break from Varanasi with a short trip to Vindhyavasini Devi Temple in Mirzapur, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, steep yourself in history at Batuk Bhairav Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishalakshi Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple).

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Varanasi trip planner .

Getting from Agra to Varanasi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Agra in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Varanasi, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Spas Museums

Side Trip

Vindhyavasini Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
Sankat Mochan Temple ©
Sankat Mochan Temple
Archaeological Museum ©
Archaeological Museum

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New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Akshardham has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Akshardham.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi travel planner.

You can fly from Varanasi to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan) ©

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