36 days in India Itinerary

36 days in India Itinerary

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36 days in India Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  11​h
1
Mumbai
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Port Blair
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Havelock Island
— 3 nights
Travel:  3​h 30​min
4
Neil Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h
5
New Delhi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  5​h 30​min
6
Pushkar
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Agra
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h
8
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Manali
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Kasol
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
11
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

4
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Step out of Mumbai with an excursion to Imagica Theme Park in Khopoli--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, wander the streets of Nariman Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Chowpatty Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mumbai trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Mumbai is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Blair.

Things to do in Mumbai

Theme Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Imagica Theme Park
Highlights from your plan
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

1
night
Port Blair

Port Blair ©
The capital and largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair acts as a gateway to the landmasses that lie in the Bay of Bengal.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Cellular Jail, step off the mainland to explore Ross Island, then steep yourself in history at Cellular Jail, and finally pause for some photo ops at Rajiv Gandhi's Statue.

For more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Port Blair online road trip planner .

You can fly from Mumbai to Port Blair in 5.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Port Blair when traveling from Mumbai in September, with lows around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Port Blair

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cellular Jail ©
Cellular Jail
Ross Island ©
Ross Island
Cellular Jail ©
Cellular Jail

3
nights
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.
Havelock Island is known for beaches, wildlife, adventure, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Radhanagar Beach, stroll through Elephant Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Havelock Island online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Port Blair to Havelock Island takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Neil Island.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Radhanagar Beach ©
Radhanagar Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Neil Island

Neil Island ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bharatpur Beach, then take in the views from Howrah Bridge, and then kick back and relax at Laxmanpur Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Neil Island trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Havelock Island to Neil Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Neil Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bharatpur Beach ©
Bharatpur Beach
Laxmanpur Beach ©
Laxmanpur Beach
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

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, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and stroll through Akshardham.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi day trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Neil Island to New Delhi. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Pushkar.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

3
nights
Pushkar

Pushkar ©
Immerse yourself in Hindu holy sites in one of the oldest cities in India, Pushkar--where even the camels wear jewels.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pushkar: Ajmer (Nareli Jain Temple & Dargah Shariff). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Xcapade Adventures, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pap Mochani Temple, explore the activities along Pushkar Lake, and look for gifts at Antique Boutique.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pushkar travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from New Delhi to Pushkar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Pushkar

Historic Sites Fun & Games Spas

Side Trip

Ajmer
Highlights from your plan
Dargah Shariff ©
Dargah Shariff
Pushkar Lake ©
Pushkar Lake
Brahma Temple ©
Brahma Temple

5
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Agra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pushkar to Agra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

3
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Explore Rishikesh's surroundings by going to Haridwar (Har ki Pauri & Ganga Aarti at Haridwar). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Jhula.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rishikesh holiday builder site .

Getting from Agra to Rishikesh by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Haridwar
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas

6
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass, take in the awesome beauty at Friendship Peak, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Manali tour planner .

You can fly from Rishikesh to Manali in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kasol.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

2
nights
Kasol

Kasol ©
Kasol is an emerging party destination for young backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers.
On the 26th (Sat), trek along Chandrakhani Pass and then appreciate the views at Parvati Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, don't miss a visit to Naina Bhagwati Mandir, and then trek along Sar Pass Trek.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kasol online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Manali to Kasol in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Kasol

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Manikaran, Parvati Valley, Chandrakhani Pass
Highlights from your plan
Parvati Valley ©
Parvati Valley
Chandrakhani Pass ©
Chandrakhani Pass
Naina Bhagwati Mandir ©
Naina Bhagwati Mandir

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dharamsala is known for nature, historic sites, spas, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, and don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dharamsala trip planner .

You can drive from Kasol to Dharamsala in 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Bundlamata Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill

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