34 days in India Itinerary

34 days in India Itinerary

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34 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
1
Mumbai
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Navsari
— 11 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Vadodara
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Ahmedabad
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
8
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
11
New Delhi
— 3 nights
End: New Delhi

1
day
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 18th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banganga Tank, then take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Ramakrishna Math, Khar.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mumbai online day trip planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Navsari.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

11
nights
Navsari

Navsari ©
Navsari is a city and municipality in the Surat Metropolitan Region and also the administrative headquarters Navsari District of Gujarat, India. Change things up with these side-trips from Navsari: Gira Waterfalls (in Saputara), Daman (Devka Amusement Park, Devka Beach, & more) and Silvassa (Silvassa Vasona Lion Safari, Swaminarayan Temple, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Swaminarayan Temple, kick back and relax at Dandi Beach, admire the striking features of Jamshed Baug, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tithal Beach.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Navsari itinerary website .

Drive from Mumbai to Navsari in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vadodara.

Things to do in Navsari

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Daman, Silvassa, Valsad, Iranshah Atash Behram, Gira Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Gira Waterfalls ©
Gira Waterfalls
Swaminarayan Temple ©
Swaminarayan Temple
Swaminarayan Temple ©
Swaminarayan Temple

1
night
Vadodara

Vadodara ©
Tourism in Vadodara, the cultural capital of Gujarat, thrives on four major palace complexes, great regional dance performances, gardens and galleries, and a number of museums offering a wide variety of events, activities, and things to see.
On the 30th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at EME Temple, then admire the striking features of Lukshmi Vilas Palace, then examine the collection at Maharaja Fatesingh Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Alkapuri Haveli.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vadodara trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Navsari to Vadodara takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Vadodara

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
EME Temple ©
EME Temple
Lukshmi Vilas Palace ©
Lukshmi Vilas Palace
Maharaja Fatesingh Museum ©
Maharaja Fatesingh Museum

2
nights
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Adalaj Stepwell, contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, then admire the striking features of Sidi Saeed Mosque, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Sabarmati Riverfront. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Kankaria Lake and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ahmedabad trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Vadodara to Ahmedabad takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ahmedabad can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sabarmati Riverfront ©
Sabarmati Riverfront
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

2
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On your second day here, browse the different shops at Elante mall, then don't miss a visit to Urban Theka, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, and finally walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chandigarh road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Ahmedabad to Chandigarh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Pinjore Gardens, Gurudwara Nada Sahib
Highlights from your plan
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Elante mall ©
Elante mall

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Shimla is known for historic sites, nature, museums, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Mall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Shimla trip itinerary maker .

You can take a bus from Chandigarh to Shimla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
When in Manali, make a side trip to see Naggar Castle in Naggar, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, head outdoors with Rohtang Pass, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Manali trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Rohtang Pass, Naggar Castle
Highlights from your plan
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Kushi Boutique, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, then admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dharamsala trip planner .

Drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

2
nights
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dalhousie trip planning app .

Drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Amritsar trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

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 India Gate, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the New Delhi holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in New Delhi are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Food Tours
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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