44 days in India Itinerary

44 days in India Itinerary

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44 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Katra
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Leh
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
7
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
9
Yamunotri
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Kedarnath
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Gangotri
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h
12
Badrinath
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
13
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
14
Agra
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
15
Varanasi
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
16
Bodh Gaya
— 1 night
+3
train + taxi + Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
17
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
18
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Hyderabad


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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, make a trip to City Palace of Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally stop by Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Birla Mandir Temple.

Discover how to plan a Jaipur trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Hyderabad to Jaipur is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hyderabad in September, expect nights in Jaipur to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind ©
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind

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Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
On the 25th (Wed), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Akal Takht, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Serai Amanat Khan, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Amritsar travel planning app .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Amritsar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Amritsar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Spas Tours Historic Sites
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

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Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dharamsala is known for nature, historic sites, spas, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and appreciate the views at Kangra Valley.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dharamsala vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Dharamsala takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Katra.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bundlamata Temple
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

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Katra

Katra ©
Located at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra serves as a base for the great pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nau Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhairo Baba Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaishno Devi, and then steep yourself in history at Bhimgarh Fort.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Katra online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Katra takes 5.5 hours. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Bhimgarh Fort
Highlights from your plan
Vaishno Devi ©
Vaishno Devi
Bhairo Baba Temple ©
Bhairo Baba Temple
Helicopter Tours

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Srinagar

Srinagar ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal, don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill, and then explore the activities along Dal Lake. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Nigeen Lake and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sonamarg.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Srinagar online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Katra to Srinagar in 8 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Srinagar

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg

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.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, museums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Leh online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Srinagar to Leh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Change things up with a short trip to Naggar Castle in Naggar (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, explore the activities along Beas River, take in the awesome beauty at Keylong, and admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Leh to Manali takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Rohtang Pass, Naggar Castle
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dorje Drak Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, then make a trip to The Ridge, then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and finally make a trip to The Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Himalayan Bird Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla travel planner.

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yamunotri.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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Yamunotri

Yamunotri ©
On the 13th (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Janki Chatti, then trek along Hanuman Chatti, then make a trip to Divya Shila, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yamunotri Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yamunotri trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Shimla to Yamunotri in 9 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kedarnath.

Things to do in Yamunotri

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Janki Chatti ©
Janki Chatti
Yamunotri Temple ©
Yamunotri Temple

1
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Kedarnath

Kedarnath ©
Kedarnath is a town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and has gained importance because of Kedarnath Temple. On the 14th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madmaheshwar Temple, appreciate the history behind Shankaracharya Samadhi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kedarnath Mandir.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kedarnath trip maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yamunotri to Kedarnath. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gangotri.

Things to do in Kedarnath

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kedarnath Mandir ©
Kedarnath Mandir
Madmaheshwar Temple ©
Madmaheshwar Temple
Shankaracharya Samadhi ©
Shankaracharya Samadhi

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Gangotri

Gangotri ©
Gangotri is a town and a Nagar Panchayat in Uttarkashi district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. On the 15th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Kedar Taal, then admire the sheer force of Gauri Kund and Surya Kund, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangotri Temple.

For traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Gangotri day trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Kedarnath to Gangotri with the Route module. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to Badrinath.

Things to do in Gangotri

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kedar Taal ©
Kedar Taal
Gangotri Temple ©
Gangotri Temple

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Badrinath

Badrinath ©
Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valley of Flowers National Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tapt Kund. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Badrinath Ji Temple, then contemplate the long history of Bheem Pul, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Saraswati River.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Badrinath day trip planning website .

Drive from Gangotri to Badrinath in 13 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Badrinath

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valley of Flowers National Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Flowers National Park ©
Valley of Flowers National Park
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Bheem Pul ©
Bheem Pul

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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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lodhi Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham, and explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the New Delhi road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Badrinath to New Delhi. October in New Delhi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Go for a jaunt from Agra to Bharatpur to see Keoladeo National Park about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, walk around Mehtab Bagh, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Agra trip maker website .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Agra are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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.
On the 28th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the next day, make a trip to Kabir Chaura Math, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarnath, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Varanasi trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Agra to Varanasi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. October in Varanasi sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bodh Gaya.

Things to do in Varanasi

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

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Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya ©
One of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, Bodh Gaya has risen to international fame as the place where Prince Siddhartha sat under the Bodhi tree and gained enlightenment some 2,600 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Mahabodhi Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bodh Gaya trip website .

Take a train from Varanasi to Bodh Gaya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mahabodhi Temple ©
Mahabodhi Temple

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Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
On the 31st (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then gain insight at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Tiger Hill, then make a trip to Batasia Loop, then get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Darjeeling tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Bodh Gaya to Darjeeling takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kolkata (Calcutta) is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, parks, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalighat Kali Temple, make a trip to College Street (Boi Para), and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planner .

Getting from Darjeeling to Kolkata (Calcutta) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Darjeeling in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kolkata (Calcutta), with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

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