45 days in India Itinerary

45 days in India Itinerary

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45 days in India Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
New Delhi
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Leh
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  5 h
4
Agra
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Munnar
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
10
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
11
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
12
Goa
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 30 min
13
Jaipur
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  22 h
End: Toronto

6
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chandni Chowk and Art Mall. Your inner history buff will appreciate Humayun's Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Step out of New Delhi with an excursion to Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary in Jhajjar--about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at India Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple, stop by People Tree, and get some fabulous bargains at Kamala The Craft Outlet.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi road trip app .

Toronto, Canada to New Delhi is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to New Delhi, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, New Delhi is much hotter than Toronto - with highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in New Delhi

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
India Gate ©
India Gate
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

1
night
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 12th (Wed), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at India House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Amritsar day trip planning tool .

Getting from New Delhi to Amritsar by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In February, Amritsar is slightly colder than New Delhi - with highs of 25°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Amritsar

Spas Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
Spas

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basgo gompa and Phyang Monastery. Head to Pashmina House and The Little Paradisefor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Serzang Temple, identify plant and animal life at Donkey Sanctuary, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Library Road Vegetable Market.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Leh day trip app .

You can fly from Amritsar to Leh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa

5
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Get some historical perspective at Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. For shopping fun, head to Unique Handicrafts or New Nice Marble Art & Handicrafts. Step out of Agra to go to Bharatpur and see Keoladeo National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, browse the different shops at Saket Mall, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Agra trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in February, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

2
nights
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 22nd (Sat): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Ashul Sharma, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then stop by The Bed Silk & Pashmina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banaras Ghats, then admire the landmark architecture of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarnath.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Varanasi itinerary builder .

Getting from Agra to Varanasi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Banaras Ghats ©
Banaras Ghats

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll through Marina Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple, and finally browse the different shops at Express Avenue Mall.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chennai online holiday builder .

Getting from Varanasi to Chennai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Varanasi in February, with highs in Chennai at 37°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Chennai

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Parthasarathy Temple ©
Parthasarathy Temple

1
night
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
On the 25th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip maker site .

Getting from Chennai to Madurai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

4
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Mangala Devi Temple and Vagamon Kurisumala will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thekkady: Ramakkal (in Idukki) and Vallyachan mala (in Kottayam). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, shop like a local with Abraham's Spice Garden, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady online holiday planner .

Getting from Madurai to Thekkady by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ramakkal, Vallyachan mala, Vagamon Kurisumala
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

3
nights
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
For shopping fun, head to Tata Tea Outlet or Kalari Kshethra. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like C.S.I Christ Church and Muniyara - Anakottapara park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

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Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Spas Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Moon Stone Arts and Asparagus. Get some historical perspective at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Beemapally Mosque. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour, Lighthouse Beach, & more) and Varkala (Varkala Beach & Janardhana Swami Temple). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Travancore, look for all kinds of wild species at Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple, and make a trip to Mahatma Gandhi Road.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at LuLu Mall and Waltons Boutique. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Thattekad Bird Sanctuary (in Thattekad) and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (in Kumarakom). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and don't miss a visit to Jew Town.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) day trip planner.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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.
Relax by the water at Agonda Beach and Benaulim Beach. Visit Basilica of Bom Jesus and Mahalaxmi Temple for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Sheek Emporium, identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda, explore the ancient world of Fort Aguada, and get your game on at Milsim Goa Paintball.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Kochi (Cochin) to Goa in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. While traveling from Kochi (Cochin), expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Goa, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Goa

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

2
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 Heritage Textiles and Gems Galaxy. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, identify plant and animal life at Make Bike Trip, pause for some photo ops at Swargasuli Tower, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Goa to Jaipur takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goa in March, Jaipur is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Amer jeep Safari ©
Amer jeep Safari

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