41 days in India Itinerary

41 days in India Itinerary

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Start: Memphis
Fly:  21 h 45 min
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Leh
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  5 h
3
Agra
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
8
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
10
Goa
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
11
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
12
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
13
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
+2
Subway + Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
14
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
15
Thekkady
— 2 nights
End: Thekkady

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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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, and make a trip to Qutub Minar.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi online travel planner.

Memphis, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 22- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 11.5 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Memphis in October, with highs in New Delhi at 93°F and lows at 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

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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.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Leh trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Leh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
River Rafting & Tubing
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal, take in nature's colorful creations at Anguri Bagh, admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and tour in style with a train tour.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Agra holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. October in Agra sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, then admire the landmark architecture of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Bala Ji Handicraft, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarnath.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Varanasi trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Agra to Varanasi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Varanasi sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Spas & Wellness

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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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Amber Palace, look for gifts at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jaipur attractions planner.

You can fly from Varanasi to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 17th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, and then explore the activities along Lake Pichola. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Sahelion Ki Bari, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Udaipur holiday planner.

Fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jaipur in October, plan for little chillier nights in Udaipur, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Udaipur

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

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Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stop by Desert Art Gallery and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jaisalmer travel route planner.

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaisalmer in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
On the 21st (Wed), don't miss a visit to Ghanta Ghar, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then appreciate the history behind Jaswant Thada. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, then explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, and then look for gifts at Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jodhpur online visit planner.

Drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. October in Jodhpur sees daily highs of 97°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time 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
Zipline

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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Gateway of India, hunt for treasures at Crawford Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banganga Tank, and take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.

Plan trip to Mumbai with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Jodhpur to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

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Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Palolem Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Tortoise Rock, identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Goa planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Goa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Mumbai in October, plan for slightly colder days in Goa, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus

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Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
On the 29th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then don't miss a visit to Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, then shop like a local with UB City, and finally walk around Cubbon Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Bangalore Palace, get curious at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, then look for gifts at Jamra Studio, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru tour website.

Getting from Goa to Bengaluru by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Goa in October, Bengaluru is a bit cooler at night with lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cubbon Park ©
Cubbon Park
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

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Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Mysuru (Mysore) is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, see the interesting displays at R K Narayan House, and ponder the design of Brindavan Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) route builder tool.

You can drive from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bengaluru in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Mysuru (Mysore), with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

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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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, visit Jew Town, stop by Leens Export, and make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and subway; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in November, with highs in Kochi (Cochin) at 89°F and lows at 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and Varkala Town (Asparagus, Varkala Beach, &more). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) journey planner.

Traveling by combination of subway, taxi, and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, and then get great views at Chellarcovil View Point.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip builder.

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

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