45 days in India Itinerary

45 days in India Itinerary

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45 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
bus + taxi:  1​h
1
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
2
Neil Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h 30​min
3
Havelock Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
4
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Rishikesh
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Jodhpur
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Udaipur
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
9
Jaisalmer
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
Bhuj
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 15​min
11
Goa
— 8 nights
Drive:  5​h
12
Hampi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Chennai

2
nights
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
You'll explore and learn at DakshinaChitra Museum and Srinithi Art Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Descent Of The Ganges and Raya Gopura. When in Mahabalipuram, make a side trip to see Vaikunta Perumal Temple in Kanchipuram, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at India Seashell Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganesh Ratha Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Covelong Beach, and delve into the distant past at Tiger Cave.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram attractions planner.

Chennai to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 1-hour combination of bus and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Neil Island.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Covelong Beach, DakshinaChitra Museum, Sri Vaikuntha Perumal Temple (Parameshwara Vinnagaram)
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Covelong Beach ©
Covelong Beach
Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges
DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum

1
night
Neil Island

Neil Island ©
On the 20th (Mon), kick back and relax at Ram Nagar Beach, take in the waterfront at Neil Island Jetty, and then kick back and relax at Bharatpur Beach. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Laxmanpur Beach, then take in the views from Howrah Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sitapur Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Neil Island trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mahabalipuram to Neil Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Neil Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Sitapur Beach ©
Sitapur Beach
Laxmanpur Beach ©
Laxmanpur Beach
Bharatpur Beach ©
Bharatpur Beach

1
night
Havelock Island

Havelock Island ©
Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Elephant Beach and then kick back and relax at Kalapathar Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Havelock Island online travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Neil Island to Havelock Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach
Elephant Beach ©
Elephant Beach

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to The Little Paradise or De Pashmina Emporium. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hemis Monastery and Konigspalast von Shey. Change things up with these side-trips from Leh: Alchi Monastary (in Alchi), Takthok Monastery (in Sakti) and Kloster Hemis (in Hemis). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa, admire the striking features of Stakna Monastery, examine the collection at Ladakh Rocks & Minerals Museum, and appreciate the views at Zanskar the Virgin Valley.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Leh trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Havelock Island to Leh. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hemis, Takthok Monastery, Alchi Monastary, Konigspalast von Shey
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Namgyal Tsemo Gompa ©
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

4
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kunjapuri Devi Temple and Bharat Mandir. Get some historical perspective at Tera Manzil Temple and Sivananda Ashram. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Vashishta Gufa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Swarg Ashram, contemplate the long history of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rishikesh trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Leh to Rishikesh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Kunjapuri Devi Temple ©
Kunjapuri Devi Temple
Sivananda Ashram ©
Sivananda Ashram
Gurdwara Sri Hemkund Sahib ©
Gurdwara Sri Hemkund Sahib

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Umaid Heritage Art School and Phool Mahal. Do your shopping at Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School and Pukhraj Durry Udhyog. Step out of Jodhpur to go to Osian and see Sachiya Mata Temple, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Ganesh Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and view the masterpieces at Kotsa - Travellers Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Jodhpur trip planning app .

You can fly from Rishikesh to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Jodhpur are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Sachiya Mata Temple
Highlights from your plan
Phool Mahal ©
Phool Mahal
Umaid Heritage Art School ©
Umaid Heritage Art School

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maharana Pratap Museum and Forum Celebration Mall. Get some cultural insight at Gothwal Art and Rakht-Talai (Haldighati). Get out of town with these interesting Udaipur side-trips: Surya Narayan Temple (in Ranakpur) and Parshuram Mahadev Temple (in Kumbhalgarh). Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, observe the fascinating underwater world at Under the Sun Aquarium, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take some stellar pictures from Ambrai Ghat.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Udaipur travel planning website .

Drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Rakht-Talai (Haldighati), Surya Narayan Temple, Parshuram Mahadev Temple
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Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
Rakht-Talai (Haldighati) ©
Rakht-Talai (Haldighati)
Maharana Pratap Museum ©
Maharana Pratap Museum

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing and General Amar Singh Kanota Museum & Library. Visit Moti Dungari Temple and Chandra Mahal for their historical value. Step out of Jaipur with an excursion to Khatu Shyam Ji Temple in Sikar--about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Royal Gaitor Tumbas, wander the streets of Rusirani Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Amer Jeep Safari, and appreciate the history behind Swargasuli Tower.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Udaipur to Jaipur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Khatu Shyam Ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Moti Dungari Temple ©
Moti Dungari Temple
Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing ©
Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing
Royal Gaitor Tumbas ©
Royal Gaitor Tumbas

5
nights
Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Get a sense of the local culture at Desert Culture Centre & Museum and Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jai Shankar Handicrafts and Sonee Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Mandir Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shantinath Temple, get great views at Vyas Chhatri, and don't miss a visit to Maharaja's Palace.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read Jaisalmer online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Jaipur to Jaisalmer takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Bhuj.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Thar Desert
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Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli ©
Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli
Jai Shankar Handicrafts ©
Jai Shankar Handicrafts
Maharaja's Palace ©
Maharaja's Palace

3
nights
Bhuj

Bhuj ©
Established long ago as an important regional city, Bhuj has had to rebuild on several occasions due to devastating earthquakes destroying its temples, palaces, and residential areas.
Appreciate the collections at Living and Learning Design Centre and Vande Mataram Memorial. Get some cultural insight at Dhinodhar Hill and Jesal Toral Samadhi. Step out of Bhuj to go to Mundra and see Vasai Jain Temple, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Vande Matram Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Siddha Shree Dhoramnath Monastery, look for gifts at Traditional Rogan Art, and take in the history at Bhujia Fort.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bhuj attractions planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to Bhuj in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Bhuj

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Dhinodhar Hill, Vasai Jain Temple, Jesal Toral Samadhi
Highlights from your plan
Kakkadbhit Yaksha ©
Kakkadbhit Yaksha
Dhinodhar Hill ©
Dhinodhar Hill
Living and Learning Design Centre ©
Living and Learning Design Centre

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nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Step off the beaten path and head to Church of St. Francis of Assissi and Shanta Durga Temple. Reis Magos Fort and Palacio do Deao will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Majorda Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangeshi Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Keri Beach (Querim Beach), and brush up on your military savvy at Naval Aviation Museum.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Goa road trip planner .

Getting from Bhuj to Goa by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Bhuj in February, plan for slightly colder days in Goa, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hampi.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Keri Beach (Querim Beach) ©
Keri Beach (Querim Beach)
Naval Aviation Museum ©
Naval Aviation Museum
Church of St. Francis of Assissi ©
Church of St. Francis of Assissi

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Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Get some historical perspective at Lakshmi Narasimha Temple and Purandaradasa Mantapa. Appreciate the collections at Archaeological Museum and Akash Art Gallery & Bookshop. Go for a jaunt from Hampi to Koppal to see Hanuman Temple about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of ಪಟ್ಟಾಭಿರಾಮ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ Pattabhirama Temple, admire the striking features of Mahanavmi Dibba, explore the activities along Sanapur Lake, and steep yourself in history at Monolithic Bull.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hampi online holiday planner .

Getting from Goa to Hampi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Goa in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Hampi, with highs around 35°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bellary, Hanuman Temple
Highlights from your plan

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