36 days in India Itinerary

36 days in India Itinerary

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36 days in India Itinerary

Start: Durban
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  23​h 30​min
1
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h 45​min
2
Port Blair
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Havelock Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
4
Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + subway + train:  7​h
5
Agra
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
6
Leh
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Goa
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  9​h
10
Manali
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Durban

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Get in touch with nature at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram and Water Bird Sanctuary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Agnitheertham and Hanuman Temple. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramanathaswamy Temple, and stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rameswaram trip planning site .

Durban, South Africa to Rameswaram is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Blair.

Things to do in Rameswaram

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Agnitheertham ©
Agnitheertham
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi ©

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Chatham Saw Mill and Cellular Jail. Take a break from the city and head to Wandoor Beach and Chidiya Tapu. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Jolly Buoy Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Corbyn's Cove, see the interesting displays at Samudrika Marine Museum, and don't miss a visit to Murugan Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Port Blair road trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Rameswaram to Port Blair takes 10 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Port Blair

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Little Andaman Island
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Chidiya Tapu ©
Chidiya Tapu
Jolly Buoy Island ©
Jolly Buoy Island
Corbyn's Cove ©
Corbyn's Cove

2
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Radhanagar Beach and Captain Hook’s. Visiting Kalapathar Beach and Elephant Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Havelock Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Blair to Havelock Island takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Port Blair in September, expect little chillier with lows of 28°C in Havelock Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Havelock Island

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Radhanagar Beach ©
Radhanagar Beach
Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach

3
nights
Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jain Temples and Shantinath Temple. Jaisalmer War Museum and Sonee Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Jaisalmer to go to Kanoi and see Sam Sand Dunes, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rishabhadeva Temple, stop by Desert Art Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Bada Bagh.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jaisalmer sightseeing planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Havelock Island to Jaisalmer. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Sam Sand Dunes
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Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort
Tanot Mata Temple ©
Tanot Mata Temple

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, then contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, and then admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then contemplate the long history of Shah Burj, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, and finally steep yourself in history at Tomb of Mariam Zamani.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Jaisalmer to Agra in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

#Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Shah Burj ©
Shah Burj

5
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Hemis Monastery and Shanti Stupa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Khardung La and Likir Gompa. When in Leh, make a side trip to see Alchi Monastary in Alchi, approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Choskor Monastery, examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and steep yourself in history at Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort.

Plan my Leh trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Leh

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Shopping

Side Trips

Ladakh, Hazara Arts, Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery
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Khardung La ©
Khardung La
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery

3
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.
Visiting EleSafari and Elefriend will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Amber Palace and City Palace of Jaipur. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, brush up on your military savvy at Nahargarh Fort, make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and see the interesting displays at Albert Hall Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Jaipur online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Leh to Jaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, then admire the landmark architecture of Jagmandir Isla, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sas-Bahu Temple Tour, stop by Little Armani, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of ShreenathJi Temple.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Udaipur itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jaipur in October, Udaipur is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Udaipur

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
ShreenathJi Temple ©
ShreenathJi Temple
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola

4
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Escape the urban bustle at Arambol Beach and Anjuna Beach. Chapora Fort and Palacio do Deao will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Vagator Beach, delve into the distant past at Fort Aguada, and admire the sheer force of Dudhsagar Falls.

Plan my Goa trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can fly from Udaipur to Goa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Udaipur in October, expect nights in Goa to be somewhat warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Goa

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Arambol Beach ©
Arambol Beach
Chapora Fort ©
Chapora Fort
Vagator Beach
Vagator Beach

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get some cultural insight at Hidimba Devi Temple and Naggar Castle. Visit Manu Temple and Manikaran Gurudwara for their historical value. Step out of Manali to go to Kullu and see Hot Water Spring, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Solang-Nullah, admire the sheer force of Jogini waterfall, and take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass.

Start your trip to Manali by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Goa to Manali by combination of flight and taxi takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Rohtang Pass, Hot Water Spring
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Van Vihar National Park ©
Van Vihar National Park
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle

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