36 days in India Itinerary

36 days in India Itinerary

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36 days in India Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
2
Jaipur
— 5 nights
train:  10​h
3
Udaipur
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Chennai
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
train:  8​h 30​min
9
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Brussels

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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, make a trip to Red Fort (Lal Quila), admire the landmark architecture of Jama Masjid, and get to know the fascinating history of Lodhi Garden.

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Amsterdam, Holland to New Delhi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Amsterdam to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in New Delhi, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Food Tours

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monkey Temple (Galta Ji) as well as Ranthambore National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Amber Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Jaipur are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Ranthambore National Park
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ranakpur Jain Temple. On the 18th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ranakpur Jain Temple, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jagmandir Isla. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, explore the activities along Lake Pichola, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Udaipur online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Udaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, Ranakpur Jain Temple
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ranakpur Jain Temple ©
Ranakpur Jain Temple

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dharavi as well as Elephanta Caves. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Gateway of India, admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, ponder the world of politics at Raj Bhavan, and hunt for treasures at Crawford Market.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mumbai trip planning website .

Getting from Udaipur to Mumbai by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Udaipur in November: high temperatures in Mumbai hover around 40°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum

2
nights
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bannerghatta National Park as well as Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple. On the 24th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bull Temple. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Bangalore Palace and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Bengaluru takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Mumbai in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bengaluru: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park

3
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.
Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Alappuzha (Kayaking & Canoeing, Alappuzha Beach, & more) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and take a stroll through Jew Town.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) road trip site .

Getting from Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Kochi (Cochin): highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. On the 30th (Sat), you're off toChennai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Alappuzha, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sea Shore Temple as well as Kalikambal Temple. On the 30th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Fort St. George, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalikambal Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple.

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

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Chennai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Sea Shore Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Kalikambal Temple ©
Kalikambal Temple

3
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Birla Temple as well as Science City. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): engage your brain at Science City, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Kolkata Tram Museum Smaranika, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Belur Math. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, then make a trip to College Street (Boi Para), then look for gifts at Kumortuli, and finally make a trip to Dakshineswar Kali Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planner .

You can fly from Chennai to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai in December, things will get little chillier in Kolkata (Calcutta): highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Belur Math
Highlights from your plan
Belur Math ©
Belur Math
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple

2
nights
Varanasi

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dasaswamedh Ghat as well as Monkey Temple (Durga Temple). Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Banaras Ghats, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, and then admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Rajendraprasad Ghat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarnath, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple (Durga Temple), and finally don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Varanasi trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Varanasi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, things will get slightly colder in Varanasi: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Ganges River
Ganges River
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple ©
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Soami Bagh. Change things up with a short trip to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal, explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, and steep yourself in history at Tomb of Akbar the Great.

To find maps and tourist information, read our Agra travel planner .

Getting from Varanasi to Agra by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Varanasi in December since evenings lows in Agra dip to 9°C. You will leave for New Delhi on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Keoladeo National Park, Tomb of Akbar the Great
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

4
nights
New Delhi

Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zipline as well as Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex. On the 10th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Mangal Mahadev Birla Kanan and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chandni Chowk and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip planner .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chandni Chowk ©
Chandni Chowk
Zipline

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