31 days in India Itinerary

31 days in India Itinerary

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31 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Darjeeling
— 4 nights
Drive:  16​h
2
Tabo
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Leh
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
4
Havelock Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h 30​min
5
Neil Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
+3
train + foot + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
7
Chikmagalur
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Goa
— 5 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
9
Somnath
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad

4
nights
Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Let the collections at Everest Museum and Himalayan Mountaineering Institute capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mahakal Temple and Japanese Peace Pagoda. Venture out of the city with trips to Char Dham (in Namchi) and Kalimpong (Tharpa Choling Monastery & Kalimpong Arts & Craft Centre). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Guru Sakya Monastery, look for all kinds of wild species at Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Barbotey Rock Garden.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Darjeeling road trip planning app .

Ahmedabad to Darjeeling is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in May: high temperatures in Darjeeling hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tabo.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kalimpong, Char Dham
Highlights from your plan
Char Dham ©
Char Dham
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple
Himalayan Tibet Museum ©
Himalayan Tibet Museum

1
night
Tabo

Tabo ©
Tabo is a small town in the Lahaul and Spiti district on the banks of the Spiti River in Himachal Pradesh, India. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tabo Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Golden Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chogskhor Monastery, and finally view the masterpieces at The Chamber of Picture Treasures (Z'al-ma).

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tabo driving holiday planning app .

Drive from Darjeeling to Tabo in 43.5 hours. You will leave for Leh on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Tabo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Tabo Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Tabo Monastery ©
Tabo Monastery
Chogskhor Monastery ©
Chogskhor Monastery
Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple ©
Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple

5
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Photography Tours and Khardung La. Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Spituk Monastery. When in Leh, make a side trip to see Hemis Monastery in Hemis, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Shri Datun Sahib Ji, and appreciate the views at Markha Valley.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Leh online journey planner .

Getting from Tabo to Leh by car takes about 14.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Khardung La
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa

2
nights
Havelock Island

Havelock Island ©
Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Govind Nagar Beach and Vijaynagar Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kalapathar Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Havelock Island trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Leh to Havelock Island with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Neil Island.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach
Govind Nagar Beach ©
Govind Nagar Beach
Vijaynagar Beach ©
Vijaynagar Beach

2
nights
Neil Island

Neil Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): kick back and relax at Bharatpur Beach, then kick back and relax at Laxmanpur Beach, and then snap pictures at Howrah Bridge. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Sitapur Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Neil Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Havelock Island to Neil Island. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Neil Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Laxmanpur Beach ©
Laxmanpur Beach
Sitapur Beach ©
Sitapur Beach
Bharatpur Beach ©
Bharatpur Beach

2
nights
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Discover out-of-the-way places like India Seashell Museum and Descent Of The Ganges. Museum-lovers will get to explore Maritime Heritage Museum and Lighthouse Heritage Museum. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple, don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mahabalipuram road trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Neil Island to Mahabalipuram. In May, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges
India Seashell Museum ©
India Seashell Museum
Varaha Cave Temple ©
Varaha Cave Temple

2
nights
Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur ©
Located at the foot of the highest mountain range in the state, the city of Chikamagalur features a number of natural and man-made attractions of rich variety.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kedareswara Temple and Basadi Halli. Take a break from the city and head to Kadambi Falls and Mullayanagiri. Change things up with these side-trips from Chikmagalur: Chennakesava Temple (in Belur), Halebid (Shantaleswara Temple & Hoysaleswara Temple) and Hassan (Hasanamba Temple & Lakshmi Devi Temple). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Veeranarayana Temple, steep yourself in history at Jamalabad Fort, and delve into the distant past at Amrutesvara Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chikmagalur online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Mahabalipuram to Chikmagalur takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Goa.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Halebid, Hassan, Chennakesava Temple
Highlights from your plan
Hoysaleswara Temple ©
Hoysaleswara Temple
Sri Veeranarayana Temple ©
Sri Veeranarayana Temple
Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple

5
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Naval Aviation Museum and Mario Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Cola Beach and Utorda Beach. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Sheek Emporium, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Our Lady of Socorro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanta Durga Temple, and delve into the distant past at Chapora Fort.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Goa driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Chikmagalur to Goa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Goa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Somnath.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shanta Durga Temple ©
Shanta Durga Temple
Naval Aviation Museum ©
Naval Aviation Museum
Utorda Beach ©
Utorda Beach

1
day
Somnath

Somnath ©
Tourism in Somnath (officially known as Prabhas Patan) revolves around its famous Jyotirlinga of Shiva.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dehotsarg Teerth, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Ram Mandir - Somnath Trust, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Laxmi Narayan Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Somnath Mahadev Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamnath Mahadev Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Parshuram Temple.

To see photos and more tourist information, you can read our Somnath online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Goa to Somnath in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Somnath

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Somnath Mahadev Temple ©
Somnath Mahadev Temple
Laxmi Narayan Mandir ©
Laxmi Narayan Mandir
Shree Ram Mandir - Somnath Trust ©
Shree Ram Mandir - Somnath Trust

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