35 days in India Itinerary

35 days in India Itinerary

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Leh
— 3 nights
Fly to Nasik, Bus to Shirdi
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Shirdi
— 1 day
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Ujjain
— 2 nights
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Udaipur
— 3 nights
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Jaipur
— 2 nights
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Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
Fly
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Darjeeling
— 1 night
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Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
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Tirupati
— 2 nights
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Hampi
— 3 nights
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Mangalore
— 3 nights
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Goa
— 7 nights
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Leh

— 3 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Likir Gompa and Khardung La. Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib and Hemis Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Leh, make a side trip to see Alchi Monastery in Alchi, approximately Alchi away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chokhang Vihara Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Leh trip itinerary maker tool.

Adelaide, Australia to Leh is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Adelaide to Leh due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shirdi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Shirdi

— 1 day
The small town of Shirdi remains a popular pilgrimage destination, best known as the place where Sai Baba, a 19th-century spiritual guru, lived his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of V.P Iyer's Samadhi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Baba's Chavadi.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Shirdi trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Leh to Shirdi in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ujjain.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Ujjain

— 2 nights

City of Temples

The capital of one of the region's ancient kingdoms, Ujjain lost some of its political and cultural importance during the years of the Raj.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): gain insight at Sandipani Ashram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kal Bhairav Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangalnath Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Harsiddhi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Bhartrihari Caves.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ujjain trip planning app.

You can drive from Shirdi to Ujjain in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Ujjain, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Ujjain

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Udaipur

— 3 nights

Venice of the East

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Let the collections at Gothwal Art and Bougain Villea capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Shahastrabahu Temple and Srinathji Temple are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Udaipur: Nathdwara (Shree Kharch Bhandar & Rakht-Talai (Haldighati)). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Maharana Pratap Museum, get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Vintage Collection of Classic Cars Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Udaipur trip planner.

You can drive from Ujjain to Udaipur in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. October in Udaipur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Jaipur

— 2 nights

Pink City

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the striking features of Khole Ke Hanuman JI Temple, Jaipur, stroll through Elefriend, then steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, then brush up on your military savvy at Nahargarh Fort, and finally examine the collection at Jaipur Wax Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, look for gifts at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moti Dungari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Govind Dev Ji Temple, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Jaipur travel planner.

Fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Spas

Jaisalmer

— 3 nights

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Explore hidden gems such as Jain Temples and Tanot Mata Temple. Get some historical perspective at Kuldhara Abandoned Village and Maharaja's Palace. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Jaisalmer War Museum, see Off-Road Tours, make a trip to Jaisalmer Sunset Point, and take in the exciting artwork at Sonee Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jaisalmer trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Jaipur to Jaisalmer in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Darjeeling

— 1 night

Queen of the Hills

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta, examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Ava Art Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Barbotey Rock Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghoom Monastery.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Darjeeling trip builder.

You can fly from Jaisalmer to Darjeeling in 18 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Mahabalipuram

— 1 night
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. The structures showcase the decoration and form of early Dravidian architecture, and their distinctive designs, striking coloration, and scale still create an evocative atmosphere when studied closely and when seen as a whole.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and then admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Veeran Temple, admire the striking features of Raya Gopura, then examine the collection at DakshinaChitra Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and finally see the interesting displays at India Seashell Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mahabalipuram planner.

Traveling by flight from Darjeeling to Mahabalipuram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Darjeeling in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Mahabalipuram. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Tirupati.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tirupati

— 2 nights
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Govindarajaswami Temple. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Shilparamam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akasaganga Teertham, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapila Theertham, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varahaswami Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tirupati online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Mahabalipuram to Tirupati takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Hampi.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites · Museums

Hampi

— 3 nights
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vitthala Temple and Group of Monuments at Hampi. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Monkey Temple and Elephant Stables. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazara Rama Temple, take in the dramatic natural features at Matanga Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex, and don't miss a visit to Shivlinga.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hampi trip planner.

You can fly from Tirupati to Hampi in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. October in Hampi sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mangalore.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Mangalore

— 3 nights
A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
Get some cultural insight at Kudroli Gokarnath Temple and Anegudde Ganapathi Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple and St. Aloysius Chapel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mangalore: Udupi (Kapu Beach & Sri Krishna Temple). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangaladevi Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tannirbhavi Beach, see the interesting displays at Mahatma Gandhi Museum, and get curious at Pilikula Nisargadhama.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mangalore trip website.

Drive from Hampi to Mangalore in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. In October in Mangalore, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Goa.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Goa

— 7 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Naval Aviation Museum and Ashvek Vintage World. Popular historic sites such as Mangeshi Temple and Shanta Durga Temple are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Reis Magos Fort, delve into the distant past at Chapora Fort, make a trip to Tomb of St. Francis Xavier, and enjoy the sand and surf at Arambol Beach.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Goa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mangalore to Goa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.