32 days in India Itinerary

32 days in India Itinerary

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32 days in India Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Havelock Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h 30​min
2
Neil Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
+3
train + foot + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
4
Chikmagalur
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Goa
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Udaipur
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  7​h
7
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
9
Darjeeling
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h
10
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
11
Tabo
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 30​min
12
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Istanbul

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): kick back and relax at Radhanagar Beach, then kick back and relax at Vijaynagar Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kalapathar Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Govind Nagar Beach, and then head outdoors with Captain Hook’s.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Havelock Island online visit planner .

Istanbul, Turkey to Havelock Island is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to India Standard Time (IST) is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Neil Island.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach
Radhanagar Beach ©
Radhanagar Beach
Govind Nagar Beach ©
Govind Nagar Beach

1
night
Neil Island

Neil Island ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): kick back and relax at Sitapur Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bharatpur Beach, then take in the views from Howrah Bridge, and finally kick back and relax at Laxmanpur Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Neil Island travel planner .

Explore your travel options from Havelock Island to Neil Island with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Neil Island

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, stop by Apollo Books, then explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Varaha Cave Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, get engrossed in the history at Maritime Heritage Museum, make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, then appreciate the history behind Descent Of The Ganges, then make a trip to Krishna's Butter Ball, and finally see the interesting displays at DakshinaChitra Museum.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Neil Island to Mahabalipuram. In May in Mahabalipuram, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
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Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges
DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Deviramma Temple, explore the ancient world of Amrutesvara Temple, don't miss a visit to Chennakesava Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shantaleswara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basadi Halli, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hoysaleswara Temple. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mullayanagiri, contemplate the long history of Jamalabad Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sharada Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kedareswara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lakshmi Devi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodandaramaswami Temple.

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You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Mahabalipuram to Chikmagalur in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Goa.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Halebid, Hassan, Chennakesava Temple
Highlights from your plan
Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Hoysaleswara Temple ©
Hoysaleswara Temple
Basadi Halli ©
Basadi Halli

2
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Do your shopping at Sheek Emporium and Cheshire Cat Jewellery Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as Utorda Beach and Morjim Beach. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mandrem Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Baga Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Goa trip planner .

Drive from Chikmagalur to Goa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sheek Emporium ©
Sheek Emporium
Utorda Beach ©
Utorda Beach
Mandrem Beach ©
Mandrem Beach

2
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.
Shop till you drop at Gothwal Art and Art Haveli. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas and Udaipur Art Villa. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of City Palace of Udaipur, explore the activities along Lake Pichola, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery One, and browse the exhibits of Shree Nath Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Udaipur day trip site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Udaipur in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goa in May, expect nights in Udaipur to be about the same, around 31°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 47°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Shopping Spas

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Popular historic sites such as Agra Fort and Taj Mahal are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Marble Handicrafts Agra and New Nice Marble Art & Handicrafts. Step out of Agra with an excursion to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Soami Bagh, and see the interesting displays at Spiritual Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Agra trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Udaipur to Agra in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 48°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time 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

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Amer Jeep Safari and Elefriend. Museum-lovers will appreciate City Palace of Jaipur and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gem Plaza, explore the world behind art at Gyan Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Nahargarh Fort.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Agra to Jaipur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Jaipur sees daily highs of 48°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Amer jeep Safari ©
Amer jeep Safari
EleSafari ©
EleSafari

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night
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.
On the 4th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, stop by Life and Leaf Fair Trade Shop, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, browse the exhibits of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain, and finally see the interesting displays at Everest Museum. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Tinchuley Village, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Char Dham, then appreciate the history behind Siddheswar Dham, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at St. Mary's Hill.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Darjeeling trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Jaipur to Darjeeling in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Jaipur in June; daily highs in Darjeeling reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Namchi
Highlights from your plan
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jogini Waterfall and Anjani Mahadev. Get outdoors at Hampta and Beas River. Explore Manali's surroundings by going to Naggar (Tripura Sundari Temple & Krishna Temple). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Manali trip builder app .

Getting from Darjeeling to Manali by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tabo.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Naggar, Rohtang Pass, Hampta
Highlights from your plan
Hampta ©
Hampta
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass

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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 9th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tabo Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of 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, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tabo trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Manali to Tabo in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Tabo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

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

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alchi Choskor Monastery and Shanti Stupa. Step out of the city life by going to Khardung La and Donkey Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leh: Hemis Monastery (in Hemis) and Alchi Monastary (in Alchi). And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa, hike along Markha Valley, and stop by De Pashmina Emporium.

Before you visit Leh, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Tabo to Leh takes 14.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery, Khardung La
Highlights from your plan
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery

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