36 days in India & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

36 days in India & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

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36 days in India & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Bhubaneswar, India
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Puri, India
— 1 night
+2
Fly + subway + train:  6​h
3
Vrindavan, India
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Mathura, India
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h
5
Rishikesh, India
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Haridwar, India
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
7
Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Mumbai, India
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
9
Navi Mumbai, India
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Chennai, India
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
11
Tirupati, India
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
12
Mayapur, India
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
13
New Delhi, India
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
14
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 8 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Sydney, Australia

1
night
Bhubaneswar, India

Bhubaneswar
A major pilgrimage center for both Hindus and Buddhists, Bhubaneswar boasts a dazzling number of holy sites, temples, and shrines.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Bhubaneswar trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Bhubaneswar is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to India Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, Bhubaneswar is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. You'll set off for Puri on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Bhubaneswar

Historic Sites Parks Museums

1
night
Puri, India

Puri ©
An important place of Hindu pilgrimage, Puri features a wealth of holy and historic sites that draw in believers and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): make a trip to Jagannath Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Puri Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Puri tour itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Bhubaneswar to Puri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, daily temperatures in Puri can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vrindavan.

Things to do in Puri

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Puri Beach ©
Puri Beach
Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary
Jagannath Temple ©
Jagannath Temple

5
nights
Vrindavan, India

Vrindavan ©
The holy town of Vrindavan marks the place where the Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Keshi Ghat as well as vrindavan. You'll discover tucked-away gems like ISKCON Vrindavan and The Sacred Lake Kusum Sarovar. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vrindavan: Radha Kund Lake (in Govardhan), Aligarh Fort (in Aligarh) and Deeg Palace (in Deeg). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banke Bihari Temple and admire the natural beauty at Seva Kunj.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vrindavan holiday website .

Getting from Puri to Vrindavan by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Puri in December: high temperatures in Vrindavan hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. You will leave for Mathura on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Vrindavan

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Radha Kund Lake, Deeg Palace, Aligarh Fort
Highlights from your plan
Keshi Ghat ©
Keshi Ghat
ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan
Banke Bihari Temple ©
Banke Bihari Temple

few
hours
Mathura, India

Mathura
Split by the sacred Yamuna River, Mathura's claim to fame is being the birthplace of Krishna, the widely revered Hindu god.
To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mathura trip itinerary planner.

Mathura is just a stone's throw from Vrindavan. Traveling from Vrindavan in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mathura, with lows of 9°C. You will leave for Rishikesh on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites Parks Nature

1
night
Rishikesh, India

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then steep yourself in history at The Beatles Ashram.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rishikesh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mathura to Rishikesh takes 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
The Beatles Ashram ©
The Beatles Ashram

1
day
Haridwar, India

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Daksheshwar Mahadev and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Haridwar day trip planner .

You can drive from Rishikesh to Haridwar in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Vrindavan.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Daksheshwar Mahadev ©
Daksheshwar Mahadev
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

3
nights
Jaipur, India

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.
You've now added ISKCON Jaipur, Sri Sri Giridhari Dauji Temple to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Jaipur, Sri Sri Giridhari Dauji Temple, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then look for all kinds of wild species at Amer Jeep Safari, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Amber Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), and then identify plant and animal life at Make Bike Trip.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jaipur visit planner .

You can fly from Haridwar to Jaipur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

2
nights
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
You've now added Juhu Beach to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as KidZania Mumbai and Essel World.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Mumbai holiday planner .

You can fly from Tirupati to Mumbai in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will leave for Jaipur on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Mumbai

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Essel World ©
Essel World

1
night
Navi Mumbai, India

Navi Mumbai ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes ISKCON. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Parsik Hill, then ponder the world of politics at Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Navi Mumbai road trip site .

You can take a bus from Mumbai to Navi Mumbai in an hour. Another option is to drive. In December, daily temperatures in Navi Mumbai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Navi Mumbai

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parsik Hill ©
Parsik Hill
ISKCON ©
ISKCON
Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation ©
Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation

4
nights
Chennai, India

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
ISKCON Chennai, Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Arulmigu Aadhi Vyadhi Hara Bhaktha Anjaneyar Temple and Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams. Change things up with these side-trips from Chennai: Covelong Beach (in Covelong) and Kanchipuram (Sri Vaikuntha Perumal Temple (Parameshwara Vinnagaram) & Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple and walk around Chetpet EcoPark.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chennai attractions planning app .

You can fly from Mumbai to Chennai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect nights in Chennai to be a bit warmer, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tirupati.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kanchipuram, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, Covelong Beach
Highlights from your plan
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams ©
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple ©
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple

2
nights
Tirupati, India

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Tumbhuru Teertham, then explore the activities along Vaikuntha Teertham, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sitamma Theertham, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varahaswami Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tirupati route planner.

You can take a train from Chennai to Tirupati in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mayapur.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple
Tumbhuru Teertham ©
Tumbhuru Teertham

5
nights
Mayapur, India

Mayapur
A holy aura surrounds the riverside town of Mayapur, famed as the headquarters of the Hare Krishna religion.
Discover out-of-the-way places like ISKCON Chandrodaya Temple and Sri Mayapur Chandrodaya. Venture out of the city with trips to Rajbari Krishnanagar (in Krishnanagar) and 108 Shiv Mandir (in Kalna). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Mayapur Chandrodaya Mandir, ISKCON.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mayapur trip maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puri to Mayapur. On the 11th (Wed), you're off toMumbai.

Things to do in Mayapur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mayapur, Rajbari Krishnanagar, 108 Shiv Mandir, ISKCON Mayapur
Highlights from your plan
ISKCON Mayapur
ISKCON Mayapur
108 Shiv Mandir ©
108 Shiv Mandir
Sri Mayapur Chandrodaya ©
Sri Mayapur Chandrodaya

1
night
New Delhi, India

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.
ISKCON Temple Delhi has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of ISKCON Temple Delhi, admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mayapur to New Delhi. In December in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Room Escape Games
ISKCON Temple Delhi ©
ISKCON Temple Delhi

8
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kuala Lumpur Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dark Cave Malaysia and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Kuala Lumpur side-trips: Chin Swee Cave Temple (in Genting Highlands), Port Dickson (Muzium Tentera Darat & Bagan Pinang Beach) and Bukit Broga Hill (in Semenyih). There's much more to do: Head underground at Batu Caves, buy something for everyone on your list at Suria KLCC Mall, admire the masterpieces at Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur trip maker app .

Fly from New Delhi to Kuala Lumpur in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from New Delhi to Kuala Lumpur. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Kuala Lumpur: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Dickson, Batu Caves, Chin Swee Cave Temple
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Dark Cave Malaysia ©
Dark Cave Malaysia

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