50 days in India Itinerary

50 days in India Itinerary

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50 days in India Itinerary

Start: London
+2
train + foot + Fly:  11​h
1
Amritsar
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Thekkady
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Munnar
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Udaipur
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Jaipur
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Agra
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
12
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
13
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: London

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stroll through Jallianwala Bagh, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amritsar trip itinerary site .

London, UK to Amritsar is an approximately 11-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from London to Amritsar. Traveling from London in May, expect Amritsar to be warmer, temps between 46°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Amritsar

Tours Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jodhpur trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to Jodhpur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amritsar in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 32°C in Jodhpur. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Zipline

3
nights
Mumbai

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Gateway of India, take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mumbai trip itinerary site .

Fly from Jodhpur to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Jodhpur, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mumbai, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

5
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Adi Shancharachaya Temple (in Kalady). Pamper yourself for a day on the 10th (Fri) at some of the top local wellness centers. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, wander the streets of Jew Town, and get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) road trip site .

You can fly from Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Spas Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Shiva Temple Ernakulam , Adi Shancharachaya Temple
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

5
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Change things up with a short trip to Ramakkalmedu in Nedumkandam (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, and see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ramakkalmedu
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Munnar to Idukki to see Anayirankal Dam Reservoir about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, hike along Lakshimi Hills, and get great views at Lockheart gap.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar day trip website .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Climbing Tours

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach), Varkala (Spas & Wellness & Varkala Beach) and Rock cut temple (in Vizhinjam). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, find something for the whole family at Magic Planet Theme Park, and explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) driving holiday 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 May in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town, Holy Land, Rock cut temple
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

1
day
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the galleries of City Palace of Udaipur, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, and then explore the activities along Lake Pichola.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Udaipur travel route tool .

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Udaipur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Udaipur, with highs around 47°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple

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.
Spend the 29th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, and admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Jaipur are 48°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

5
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Spend the 3rd (Mon) on the rails with a train tour. Spend the 4th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, stop by Marble Handicrafts Agra, take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, and make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra trip maker site .

Drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 48°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

4
nights
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 fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Humayun's Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in New Delhi sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, fun & games, winter sports, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from New Delhi to Manali by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Leh.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hampta
Highlights from your plan
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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.
Spend the 16th (Sun) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and don't miss a visit to Temple at Sumda Chun.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Leh online visit planner .

You can drive from Manali to Leh in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa
Phyang Monastery ©
Phyang Monastery

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