51 days in India Itinerary

51 days in India Itinerary

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51 days in India Itinerary

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

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): make a trip to Gateway of India. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then cruise along Marine Drive, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

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

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Mumbai. In October, daytime highs in Mumbai are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Scenic Drive Historic Sites Outdoors
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum and then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur trip maker website .

You can fly from Mumbai to Jodhpur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Mumbai in October since evenings lows in Jodhpur dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum

2
nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jaisalmer trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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, shopping, parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lotus Temple, and contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi sightseeing planning app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to New Delhi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

5
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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, explore the ancient world of Basgo gompa, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Leh vacation planner.

Fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

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

5
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Agra Fort, and tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Agra trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In October, daytime highs in Agra are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jaipur.

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

5
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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Amber Palace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elefun, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur vacation maker website .

Drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

2
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.
On the 4th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and finally view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, explore the activities along Lake Pichola, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Udaipur using our trip planner.

Fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Varkala Town (Asparagus, Varkala Beach, & more), Kovalam (Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, Kovalam Beach, & more) and Rock cut temple (in Vizhinjam). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Holy Land, examine the collection at Napier Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Udaipur in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

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 ©

5
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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In November in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Idamalayar Dam
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

5
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, and stroll around Thekkady Rose Park.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady online itinerary planner .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

5
nights
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kottayam: Pathanamthitta (St Thomas Ecumenical Church & Valiyakoikal Temple), St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala) and Thiruvalla (Sree Vallabha Temple & Parumala Church). Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Kumaranalloor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thazhathangady Juma Masjid, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Orthodox Church.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kottayam trip site .

Getting from Thekkady to Kottayam by car takes about 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kottayam are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta, Kerala Backwaters, St. George Orthodox Church, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
Highlights from your plan
Parumala Church ©
Parumala Church
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Kumaranalloor ©
Kumaranalloor

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Marari Beach (in Mararikulam), Adi Shancharachaya Temple (in Kalady) and Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India (in Kodungallur). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, have some family-friendly fun at Plug And Play Gaming Lounge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurumbakavu Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at Karingachira Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Kottayam to Kochi (Cochin) in 2 hours. November in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Thrissur, Marari Beach, Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India, Adi Shancharachaya Temple
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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