38 days in India Itinerary

38 days in India Itinerary

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38 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  1​h 45​min
1
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
5
Havelock Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
6
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Kovalam
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Kozhikode
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
10
Kasaragod
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Kannur
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 30​min
12
Goa
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Amber Palace and Jal Mahal are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur, take a stroll through Rusirani Village, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jaipur sightseeing planning website .

Ahmedabad to Jaipur is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, then admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then contemplate the long history of Shah Burj. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, then examine the collection at Spiritual Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Agra attractions app .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Spiritual Museum ©
Spiritual Museum

2
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.
On the 21st (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and then make a trip to India Gate. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and then admire the landmark architecture of Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New Delhi tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)
India Gate ©
India Gate

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Thiksey Monastery and Spituk Monastery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leh: Hemis Monastery (in Hemis) and Alchi Monastary (in Alchi). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Hall of Fame, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, and make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Leh trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Leh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Alchi Monastary
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Radhanagar Beach. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Govind Nagar Beach and then stroll through Kalapathar Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Havelock Island trip maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Leh to Havelock Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Radhanagar Beach ©
Radhanagar Beach
Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach
Govind Nagar Beach ©
Govind Nagar Beach

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Forane Church and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mararikulam trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Havelock Island to Mararikulam with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cherthala, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
St. Mary's Forane Church ©
St. Mary's Forane Church

4
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Kerala Folklore Museum and St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Njarackal Arattuvazhi Beach and Kaddipuram Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Azhikode Munakkal Beach (in Kodungallur), Andhakaranazhi Beach (in Alappuzha) and Andhakaranazhy Beach (in Andhakaranazhy). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Kuzhupilly Beach, and admire the striking features of Jeevamatha Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) sightseeing planner.

Drive from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kodungallur, Andhakaranazhy Beach, Andhakaranazhi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Azhikode Munakkal Beach ©
Azhikode Munakkal Beach
Andhakaranazhy Beach ©
Andhakaranazhy Beach

3
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kovalam Beach and Adimalathura Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kovalam: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Shanghumukham Beach & Thumba Beach). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Chowara Beach, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kovalam road trip planning app .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Chowara Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Adimalathura Beach ©
Adimalathura Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

3
nights
Kozhikode

Kozhikode ©
Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kappad Beach and S.M. Street. You'll get in some beach time at Payyoli Beach and Beypore Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Kozhikode Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valayanad Devi Temple, and learn more about the world around you at Deepanjali lamp museum.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Kozhikode holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kovalam to Kozhikode. August in Kozhikode sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Payyoli Beach ©
Payyoli Beach
Kozhikode Beach ©
Kozhikode Beach
Spas

3
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anandashram and Bekal Fort. Visit Bekal Beach and Hosdurg Beach for some beach relaxation.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kasaragod holiday maker website .

Getting from Kozhikode to Kasaragod by car takes about 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kasaragod are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bekal, Anandashram
Highlights from your plan
Anandashram ©
Anandashram
Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach

4
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Azhikkal Beach and KIzhunna Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Mridanga Saileswari Temple and Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Ettikulam Beach, and stroll around Chal Beach Park.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kannur online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kasaragod to Kannur takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Azhikode, Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Baga Beach and Agonda Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Goa and Sri Damodar Temple. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Palolem Beach, look for gifts at Elegant Gems, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arambol Beach, and get in on the excitement at Milsim Goa Paintball.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Goa day trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kannur to Goa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. In August, daily temperatures in Goa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

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

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