38 days in India Itinerary

38 days in India Itinerary

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38 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kozhikode
Fly:  9​h
1
Jodhpur
— 7 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Agra
— 7 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
3
Manali
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  9​h 15​min
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Kodaikanal
— 7 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: Kozhikode

7
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.
Let the collections at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum and Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mehrangarh Fort and Sachiya Mata Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Parsvanath Temple in Pali (about 1h 45 min away). The adventure continues: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Ganesh Handicrafts, get engrossed in the history at The Singaria Coin Museum, browse the exhibits of Pukhraj Durry Udhyog, and examine the collection at Rajput Palace.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur planning site .

Kozhikode to Jodhpur is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kozhikode in October, expect nights in Jodhpur to be little chillier, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 42°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Parsvanath Temple, Sachiya Mata Temple, Rajput Palace
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Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum

7
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Visit Agra Fort and Bageshwarnath Temple for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore New Nice Marble Art & Handicrafts and Agra Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Agra side-trips: Vrindavan (ISKCON Vrindavan, Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, & more) and Keoladeo National Park (in Bharatpur). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, buy something for everyone on your list at Tdi Mall, examine the collection at Spiritual Museum, and tour in style with a train tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Agra travel route tool .

Getting from Jodhpur to Agra by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Vrindavan, Tomb of Akbar the Great, Keoladeo National Park
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

7
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Popular historic sites such as Hidimba Devi Temple and Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Solang Valley and Jogini Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery (in Kullu), Naggar Castle (in Naggar) and Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara (in Manikaran). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Beas River, take in the dramatic scenery at Jana Waterfall, hit the slopes at Solang Nullah, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Manu Market.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Manali day trip site .

Traveling by car from Agra to Manali takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery, Rohtang Pass
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib

6
nights
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Bannari Amman Temple and Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Doddabetta Peak and Pykara Lake will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Coimbatore (Karaimadai Ranganathar Temple, Perumal Temple, & more), Central Forest Nursery (in Nilambur) and Attappadi Hills (in Mannarkkad). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Higginbotham's Bookstore, pause for some serene contemplation at Kandal Cross Roman Catholic Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Murugan Temple, and appreciate the views at Mukurthi Dam.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) route site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Manali to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coimbatore, Attappadi Hills, Bannari Amman Temple, Central Forest Nursery
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Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Attappadi Hills ©
Attappadi Hills
Mukurthi Dam ©
Mukurthi Dam

7
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Shembaganur Museum of Natural History and Kodaikanal Solar Observatory will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Kodaikanal Lake and Pine Forest will get you outdoors. Take a break from Kodaikanal with a short trip to Sathuragiri Shiva Temple in Srivilliputhur, about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: stop by The Cocoa Bean, take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, explore the fascinating underground world of Guna Cave, and delve into the distant past at Dolmen Circle.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kodaikanal trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in October, with highs in Kodaikanal at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sathuragiri Shiva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Perumal Peak ©
Perumal Peak

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