38 days in India Itinerary

38 days in India Itinerary

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38 days in India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
5
Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Jodhpur
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Mumbai
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
10
Guruvayur
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
11
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Chennai
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: London

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Thiksey Monastery and Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib. Likir Gompa and Gomang Stupa will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Leh with an excursion to Hemis Monastery in Hemis--about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery and examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Leh trip itinerary builder app .

London, UK to Leh is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Leh, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Hemis Monastery
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Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, tee off at Naldehra Golf Course, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Shimla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Museums Golf

Side Trip

Naldehra Golf Course
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Sankat Mochan Temple ©
Sankat Mochan Temple

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hidimba Devi Temple and Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the engineering at Pandoh Dam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib, and take in the awesome beauty at Keylong.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali planning tool .

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), and then look and learn at Jantar Mantar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, and then steep yourself in history at India Gate.

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Getting from Manali to New Delhi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

3
nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for gifts at Kuku Pashmina Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temples, and then contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort. On your second day here, make a trip to Tilon Ki Pol and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

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

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Jaisalmer in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort
Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Amber Palace and City Palace of Jaipur. Your inner history buff will appreciate Jal Mahal and Akbari Masjid. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and don't miss a visit to Monkey Temple (Galta Ji).

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jaipur online journey planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then step into the grandiose world of Monsoon Palace, and finally view the masterpieces at B. G. Sharma Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Udaipur itinerary maker website .

Getting from Jaipur to Udaipur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Jaipur in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Udaipur: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then stop by Mk Indus Tree. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well), then pause for some photo ops at Jaswant Thada, then admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Jodhpur online trip planner .

Drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Udaipur in August, expect nights in Jodhpur to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Jaswant Thada ©
Jaswant Thada

8
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Bring the kids along to Chowpatty Beach and Imagica Theme Park. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Banganga Tank will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mumbai: Khopoli (Imagica Snow Park & Imagica Water Park), Shirgaon Beach (in Shirgaon) and Lonavala (Sunil's Celebrity Wax Museum & Della Adventure Park). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Nariman Point, find something for the whole family at Red Carpet Wax Museum, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mumbai trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Jodhpur to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jodhpur in August: highs in Mumbai hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Theme Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Khopoli, Lonavala, Shirgaon Beach, Nerul Balaji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Imagica Theme Park ©
Imagica Theme Park
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Shree Siddhivinayak ©
Shree Siddhivinayak

2
nights
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
On the 23rd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), then admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shatrughna Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple, and then kick back and relax at Snehatheeram Beach.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Guruvayur trip builder .

Explore your travel options from Mumbai to Guruvayur with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Guruvayur can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thrissur
Highlights from your plan
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple

2
nights
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the galleries of Mistletoe art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then admire the engineering at Anayirankal Dam Reservoir.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip maker app .

You can drive from Guruvayur to Munnar in 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

4
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Shore Temple and Arulmigu Aadhi Vyadhi Hara Bhaktha Anjaneyar Temple. Kids will appreciate attractions like Marina Beach and Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chennai: Mahabalipuram (Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Tiger Cave, & more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Chennai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Munnar in August: highs in Chennai hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams ©
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams

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