41 days in India Itinerary

41 days in India Itinerary

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Srinagar
— 3 nights
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Leh
— 6 nights
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Dharamsala
— 2 nights
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Manali
— 4 nights
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New Delhi
— 4 nights
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Nainital
— 5 nights
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Agra
— 2 nights
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Jaipur
— 4 nights
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Darjeeling
— 2 nights
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Gangtok
— 2 nights
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Mumbai
— 2 nights
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— 4 nights
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Srinagar

— 3 nights

Kashmiri Venice

The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Family-friendly places like Dal Lake and Apharwat Peak will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Srinagar side-trips: Gulmarg (Ningle Nallah & Off-Road Tours). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill, take in the awesome beauty at Thang, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the verdant scenery at Doodhpathri.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Srinagar trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Srinagar is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Doha to Srinagar. When traveling from Doha in July, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Srinagar: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Leh.

Things to do in Srinagar

Nature · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Leh

— 6 nights
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 nature, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Leh planner.

Traveling by flight from Srinagar to Leh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Dharamsala

— 2 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and then appreciate the views at Kangra Valley. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyuto Monastery, then gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, and then make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dharamsala trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Leh to Dharamsala in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Manali

— 4 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Family-friendly places like Rohtang Pass and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and appreciate the views at Solang Valley.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Manali day trip website.

Drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

New Delhi

— 4 nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Qutub Minar and Humayun's Tomb will thrill your kids. Spend the 19th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the long history of India Gate.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read New Delhi trip itinerary app.

Getting from Manali to New Delhi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can fly to Nainital.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Nainital

— 5 nights
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Family-friendly places like Nainital Lake and Neeb Karori Kainchi Dham will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nainital: Ramnagar (Durga Mandir Temple & Tigers in Corbett), Naukuchiatal Lake (in Naukuchiatal) and Bhimtal (Bhimtal Lake & Karkotaka Temple). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Naina Peak, get to know the resident critters at Nainital Zoo, contemplate the long history of Jama Masjid Mosque, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nainital trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Nainital takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Agra

— 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then admire the striking features of Jama Masjid, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Agra travel planner.

Traveling by car from Nainital to Agra takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daytime highs in Agra are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Jaipur

— 4 nights

Pink City

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.
Family-friendly places like Amber Palace and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at The Rustic Paths, stroll through Elefantastic, step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, and don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur online vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Darjeeling

— 2 nights

Queen of the Hills

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, then take an in-depth tour of Himalayan Tibet Museum, and finally stop by Chandulal's.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Darjeeling trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Darjeeling takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Gangtok

— 2 nights
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Tsongmo Lake, and then make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple. Keep things going the next day: gain insight at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rumtek Monastery Sikkim.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Gangtok trip app.

You can drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can fly to Mumbai.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mumbai

— 2 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 5th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, and finally take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Chowpatty Beach, cruise along Marine Drive, and then take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mumbai journey planning website.

Getting from Gangtok to Mumbai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive · Beaches

Thekkady

— 4 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Family-friendly places like Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar Lake will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: stroll through Elephant Junction, stop by Green Land Spice Garden, see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mumbai to Thekkady in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.

Kerala travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.