47 days in India Itinerary

47 days in India Itinerary

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47 days in India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  17​h
1
Havelock Island
— 1 day
Travel:  3​h 30​min
2
Neil Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Visakhapatnam
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Mahabalipuram
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Bengaluru
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Hampi
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Goa
— 6 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Bhuj
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
9
Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
10
Jodhpur
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
Udaipur
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
12
Darjeeling
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
13
Gangtok
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
14
Manali
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
15
Rishikesh
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
16
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: London

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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 29th (Sun): kick back and relax at Kalapathar Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Havelock Island trip planner .

London, UK to Havelock Island is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Havelock Island is 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Neil Island.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach

1
night
Neil Island

Neil Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Sitapur Beach, snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Laxmanpur Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bharatpur Beach, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Neil Island Jetty.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Neil Island planning site .

Explore your travel options from Havelock Island to Neil Island with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Visakhapatnam.

Things to do in Neil Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bharatpur Beach ©
Bharatpur Beach
Laxmanpur Beach ©
Laxmanpur Beach
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

1
night
Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam ©
The coastal port city of Visakhapatnam looks both outwards to the sea and inland to the mountains of the Eastern Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Borra Caves. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Rama Krishna Beach, then examine the collection at INS Kurusura Submarine Museum, then stroll around Kailasagiri, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Simhachalam Temple.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Visakhapatnam trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Neil Island to Visakhapatnam. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Visakhapatnam

Parks Museums Nature
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Borra Caves ©
Borra Caves
INS Kurusura Submarine Museum ©
INS Kurusura Submarine Museum
Kailasagiri ©
Kailasagiri

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monuments at Mahabalipuram and Krishna's Butter Ball. Change things up with these side-trips from Mahabalipuram: Alamparai Fort (in Kanchipuram) and DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple, view the masterpieces at Srinithi Art Gallery, make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, and appreciate the history behind Descent Of The Ganges.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram online trip maker .

Fly from Visakhapatnam to Mahabalipuram in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Alamparai Fort, DakshinaChitra Museum
Highlights from your plan
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges

4
nights
Bengaluru

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum and The Art of Living. There's much more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bengaluru day trip planning site .

You can fly from Mahabalipuram to Bengaluru in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mahabalipuram in January, things will get a bit cooler in Bengaluru: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hampi.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Tours Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
The Art of Living ©
The Art of Living

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Group of Monuments at Hampi and Hazara Rama Temple. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex, steep yourself in history at Elephant Stables, and make a trip to Shivlinga.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hampi online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Bengaluru to Hampi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or take a train. Traveling from Bengaluru in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Hampi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Goa.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Monkey Temple ©
Monkey Temple

6
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mandrem Beach and Morjim Beach. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Dudhsagar Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Ashwem Beach, stroll through Sinquerim Beach, and steep yourself in history at Reis Magos Fort.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Goa route builder website .

Traveling by car from Hampi to Goa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Goa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bhuj.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Arambol Beach ©
Arambol Beach
Mandrem Beach ©
Mandrem Beach
Dudhsagar Falls ©
Dudhsagar Falls

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj, admire nature's extreme beauty at White Desert Of Kutch, and then don't miss a visit to Dattatreya Temple at Kalo Dungar. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Aina Mahal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matanamadh, and then browse the exhibits of Sharad Baug Palace.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bhuj vacation maker website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Bhuj in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Goa in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Bhuj. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Bhuj

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
White Desert Of Kutch ©
White Desert Of Kutch
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj ©
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj
Dattatreya Temple at Kalo Dungar ©
Dattatreya Temple at Kalo Dungar

3
nights
Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Longewala War Memorial and Jaisalmer War Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temples, stop by Jai Shankar Handicrafts, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and steep yourself in history at Kuldhara Abandoned Village.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Jaisalmer trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Bhuj to Jaisalmer takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples
Longewala War Memorial ©
Longewala War Memorial
Jaisalmer War Museum ©
Jaisalmer War Museum

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zipline and Safaris. There's much more to do: stroll around Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, look for gifts at Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES), admire the natural beauty at Maharishi Dadhichi Garden, and steep yourself in history at Phalodi Fort.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jodhpur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January in Jodhpur, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Safaris
Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park ©
Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

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nights
Udaipur

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Maharana Pratap Museum. Step out of Udaipur with an excursion to Rakht-Talai (Haldighati) in Nathdwara--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple, browse the different shops at Forum Celebration Mall, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and hunt for treasures at Shilpgram.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Udaipur road trip site .

Getting from Jodhpur to Udaipur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Udaipur

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Rakht-Talai (Haldighati)
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple
Spas

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, then examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Barbotey Rock Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling online trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Udaipur to Darjeeling in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©

3
nights
Gangtok

Gangtok ©
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to MG Marg and Climbing Tours. The adventure continues: make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rumtek Monastery Sikkim, snap pictures at Deorali Butterfly Bridge, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Lal Bazar.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gangtok road trip planning site .

Drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
Highlights from your plan
Ranka Monastery ©
Ranka Monastery
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 3rd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, then fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah, and then take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Manali road trip site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gangtok to Manali in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm, Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

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Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Triveni Ghat and Har ki Pauri. Get out of town with these interesting Rishikesh side-trips: Chandi Devi Temple (in Haridwar) and Dehradun (Tibetan Buddhist Temple & Forest Research Institute). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, push the limits with an extreme tour, Head underground at Vashishta Gufa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kunjapuri Devi Temple.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Manali to Rishikesh by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Haridwar, Dehradun, Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
Highlights from your plan
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
Spas
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib and River Rafting & Tubing. Change things up with these side-trips from Leh: Alchi Monastary (in Alchi) and Hemis Monastery (in Hemis). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Khardung La, take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa, and contemplate the long history of Deskit Monastery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Leh online road trip planner .

Fly from Rishikesh to Leh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Konigspalast von Shey, Alchi Monastary, Khardung La
Highlights from your plan
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Khardung La ©
Khardung La
Deskit Monastery ©
Deskit Monastery

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