36 days in Western India Itinerary

36 days in Western India Itinerary

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36 days in Western India Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
1
Jaisalmer
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Jodhpur
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Aurangabad
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Ajanta
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
5
Goa
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
6
Pune
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Mumbai
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Udaipur
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  5​h 30​min
9
Sawai Madhopur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Bharatpur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Jaipur
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Chandigarh

4
nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Sam Sand Dunes. Spend the 12th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rishabhadeva Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Gadsisar Sagar Lake, and stop by Desert Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jaisalmer trip maker website .

Chandigarh to Jaisalmer is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Sam Sand Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sam Sand Dunes ©
Sam Sand Dunes

4
nights
Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and Safaris. When in Jodhpur, make a side trip to see Parsvanath Temple in Pali, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, pause for some photo ops at Jaswant Thada, explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jambaji Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Parsvanath Temple
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Zipline
Safaris

1
night
Aurangabad

Aurangabad ©
A place of history, culture, and spiritualism, Aurangabad appeals to a growing number of pilgrims and tourists looking to get more out of their vacation in India.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Daulatabad Fort, Head underground at Ellora Caves, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Aurangabad trip planner .

You can fly from Jodhpur to Aurangabad in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Jodhpur in September; daily highs in Aurangabad reach 35°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ajanta.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trip

Daulatabad Fort
Highlights from your plan
Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Daulatabad Fort ©
Daulatabad Fort
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple ©
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

1
night
Ajanta

Ajanta ©
World-famous for its spellbinding prayer halls and cave temples carved into a horseshoe-shaped rock face, Ajanta lies in a mountainous region of a remote river valley.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): Head underground at Ajanta Caves.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ajanta trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Aurangabad to Ajanta by car takes about 3 hours. In September in Ajanta, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Goa.

Things to do in Ajanta

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

5
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 Baga Beach and Palolem Beach. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Agonda Beach, kick back and relax at Arambol Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda, and look for gifts at Literati Bookshop & Cafe.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Goa trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Ajanta to Goa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Ajanta in September, Goa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pune.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

4
nights
Pune

Pune ©
Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
Escape the urban bustle at Uksan lake, kamshet and Shivthar Ghal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pune: Independence Point (in Mulshi) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Kamshet). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, make a trip to Nagraj Mandir, browse the eclectic array of goods at Phule Market, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vetal Hill.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pune online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Goa to Pune takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mumbai.

Things to do in Pune

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamshet, Shivthar Ghal, Independence Point
Highlights from your plan
Independence Point ©
Independence Point
Parasailing & Paragliding
Shivthar Ghal ©
Shivthar Ghal

4
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Get in touch with nature at Marine Drive and Elephanta Caves. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, trek along Shilonda Trail, admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mumbai driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Pune to Mumbai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chowpatty Beach ©
Chowpatty Beach

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Pichola and Safaris. Explore Udaipur's surroundings by going to Ranakpur Jain Temple (in Sadri) and Kumbhalgarh Fort (in Rajsamand). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, admire the striking features of Jagmandir Isla, explore the historical opulence of Monsoon Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Udaipur trip simple and quick.

Getting from Mumbai to Udaipur by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Udaipur when traveling from Mumbai in October, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Sawai Madhopur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Ranakpur Jain Temple, Kumbhalgarh Fort
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Safaris

2
nights
Sawai Madhopur

Sawai Madhopur ©
A trip to Sawai Madhopur offers a range of exciting options, including a safari ride through a vast national park--home to the world's largest tigers--and access to a World Heritage-listed hill fort.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ranthambore National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Malik Talao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganesh Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Amareshwar Mahadeo Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Mahaveer Ji Temple, and finally identify plant and animal life at Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sawai Madhopur trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Udaipur to Sawai Madhopur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bharatpur.

Things to do in Sawai Madhopur

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ranthambore National Park ©
Ranthambore National Park
Ganesh Temple ©
Ganesh Temple
Amareshwar Mahadeo Temple ©
Amareshwar Mahadeo Temple

1
night
Bharatpur

Bharatpur ©
Once a fortified city thought impregnable, Bharatpur today welcomes guests with open arms, as one of the main stop-offs on the Delhi-Jaipur-Agra Golden Tourism Triangle.
On the 10th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Laxman Temple, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Keoladeo National Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bankebihari Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bharatpur day trip app .

Drive from Sawai Madhopur to Bharatpur in 4.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Bharatpur are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Bharatpur

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at EleSafari and Elefriend. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Amber Palace, don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, browse the exhibits of City Palace of Jaipur, and look for all kinds of wild species at Elefunenjoy.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bharatpur to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Amer jeep Safari ©
Amer jeep Safari
EleSafari ©
EleSafari

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