34 days in India Itinerary

34 days in India Itinerary

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34 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  5​h
1
New Delhi
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Varanasi
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Bengaluru
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Pondicherry
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Kodanad
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru


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6
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.
Kids will enjoy Heritage Transport Museum and Jantar Mantar. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Delhi: Noida (ISKCON Noida, KidZania Delhi NCR, & more) and Sai Ka Angan Temple (in Gurugram (Gurgaon)). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and contemplate the long history of India Gate.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New Delhi trip planner .

Bengaluru to New Delhi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in September; daily highs in New Delhi reach 41°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Noida, Sai Ka Angan Temple, Heritage Transport Museum
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Heritage Transport Museum ©
Heritage Transport Museum
KidZania Delhi NCR ©
KidZania Delhi NCR

6
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.
Attractions like Vindhyavasini Devi Temple and Man Singh Observatory make great kid-friendly stops. When in Varanasi, make a side trip to see Sita Kund in Mirzapur, approximately 1h 35 min away. Pamper yourself for a day on the 15th (Sun) at some of the top local wellness centers. There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), explore the activities along Ganges River, and don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Varanasi trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from New Delhi to Varanasi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Varanasi can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Spas Tours

Side Trip

Mirzapur
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Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Man Singh Observatory ©
Man Singh Observatory
Walking tours

6
nights
Bengaluru

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Bring the kids along to Wonderla Amusement Park and Bannerghatta National Park. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Surayanarayana Temple, get curious at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, and gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bengaluru trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Varanasi to Bengaluru in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Varanasi in September, expect Bengaluru to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Tours Museums Childrens Museums
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Food Tours
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

5
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Kids will enjoy Paradise Beach and Rock Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pondicherry: Matrimandir (in Auroville), Villupuram (Sri Thiruvikrama Swamy Temple, Irumbai Maakaaleswarar Temple, & more) and Cuddalore (Padaleeshwar Temple, Bhuvaraha Swami Temple, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, explore the world behind art at Svaram, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pondicherry online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bengaluru to Pondicherry takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Kodanad.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Villupuram, Auroville, Cuddalore
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Rock Beach ©
Rock Beach
Serenity Beach ©
Serenity Beach

1
day
Kodanad

Kodanad
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Thomas International Shrine, then trek along Illithodu, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Abhayaranyam Zoo.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kodanad day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pondicherry to Kodanad. In September, daily temperatures in Kodanad can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kodanad

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Illithodu, St. Thomas International Shrine

8
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.
Bring the kids along to Marari Beach and Wonderla Amusement Park. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Puthuvype Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) holiday builder app .

Drive from Kodanad to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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