43 days in India Itinerary

43 days in India Itinerary

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43 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Leh
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h
3
Agra
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Jaipur
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Udaipur
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Kottayam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Kozhikode
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
11
Goa
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
12
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Humayun's Tomb and Red Fort (Lal Quila). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chandni Chowk and An Yahh!!. Change things up with a short trip to DLF Mall Of India in Noida (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: stop by People Tree, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham, get some fabulous bargains at Kamala The Craft Outlet, and take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi trip itinerary maker tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New Delhi. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

DLF Mall Of India
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 The Little Paradise. Head to Pashmina House and Library Road Vegetable Marketfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around 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 Shanti Stupa, and contemplate the long history of Basgo gompa.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Leh trip site .

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 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa

5
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Shop till you drop at Mughal Carpet and New Nice Marble Art & Handicrafts. Taj Mahal and Shahin Arts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, contemplate the long history of Shah Burj, view the masterpieces at U.P Handicrafts Development Center, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Agra journey 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. In August in Agra, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

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

6
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.
Shop till you drop at Gem Plaza and Gyan Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Amber Palace and ICA Gallery. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Jewels Lake Palace , Jaipur, explore the galleries of Jitesh Arts, admire the masterpieces at Gallery Artchill, and browse the different shops at GT Central.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur route builder site .

Getting from Agra to Jaipur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Gothwal Art and Art Haveli. Get a sense of the local culture at City Palace of Udaipur and Fine Art School (Painting House). Go for a jaunt from Udaipur to Rajsamand to see Kumbhalgarh Fort about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Udaipur Art Villa, browse the exhibits of B. G. Sharma Art Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, and browse for treasures at Art_en_Soul shoppe.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Udaipur trip planner .

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Jaipur in August, plan for little chillier days in Udaipur, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Udaipur

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Art Haveli, Fine Art School (Painting House), Kumbhalgarh Fort
Highlights from your plan
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Kumbhalgarh Fort ©
Kumbhalgarh Fort

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at LuLu Mall and Kashi Art Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Kerala Museum and Salem Marthoma Church. Change things up with a short trip to Grand Centre Mall in Muvattupuzha (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: browse for treasures at Indian Industries, browse the different shops at Goodwill Collection, view the masterpieces at Durbar Hall Art Gallery, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Broadway.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

You can fly from Udaipur to Kochi (Cochin) in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. August in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Centre Mall
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Salem Marthoma Church ©
Salem Marthoma Church

2
nights
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
On the 28th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Clay Art Cafe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Knanaya Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kottayam Cheriapally, then take in the exciting artwork at Mozart Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, and finally look for gifts at Pulimootttil Silks. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Kumarakom Craft Museum, then explore the galleries of Kerala Album Art Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Orthodox Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kottayam trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kumarakom, St. George Orthodox Church, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Mozart Art Gallery ©
Mozart Art Gallery
St. George Orthodox Church ©
St. George Orthodox Church
St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral ©

1
night
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 30th (Fri): look and learn at Green land spice garden, then see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, and finally stop by Kerala Crafts.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Thekkady day trip planning website .

Getting from Kottayam to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©
Kerala Crafts ©
Kerala Crafts
The Periyar Interpretation Centre ©
The Periyar Interpretation Centre

4
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Moon Stone Arts and Asparagus. Get a sense of the local culture at Mahatma Gandhi Road and Palkulangara Devi Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Kulathuppuzha Sastha Temple (in Kollam) and Kovalam (Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour & Kovalam Beach). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Mall of Travancore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeramankara Shiva Temple, examine the collection at Napier Museum, and admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online itinerary planner .

Getting from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town, Kulathuppuzha Sastha Temple
Highlights from your plan
Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour ©
Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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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.
On the 4th (Wed), wander the streets of S.M. Street, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valayanad Devi Temple, then get some fabulous bargains at HiLite Mall, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at RP Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Focus Mall, learn more about the world around you at Deepanjali lamp museum, and then look for gifts at Bolmay Cocoa.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kozhikode trip itinerary builder app .

Explore your travel options from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kozhikode with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Kozhikode can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
RP Mall ©
RP Mall
Deepanjali lamp museum ©
Deepanjali lamp museum
Valayanad Devi Temple ©
Valayanad Devi Temple

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Shop till you drop at Literati Bookshop & Cafe and Din Brothers Jewellers and Gold Smiths. Do some cultural sightseeing at Prehistoric Rock Art Gallery and Cheshire Cat Jewellery Gallery. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Mario Gallery, admire the striking features of Basilica of Bom Jesus, enjoy the sand and surf at Baga Beach, and view the masterpieces at Aziz and SON'S.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Goa travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kozhikode to Goa. September in Goa sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Goa

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ganesh Handicrafts and Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum. Shop till you drop at Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School and Pukhraj Durry Udhyog. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, revel in the low prices at Vastra Vinod, and view the masterpieces at Umaid Heritage Art School.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jodhpur day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Jodhpur in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Goa in September, expect nights in Jodhpur to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School ©
Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School

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