51 days in India Itinerary

51 days in India Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Manali
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
2
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Lachung
— 1 night
Travel:  24 h
4
Havelock Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3 h 30 min
5
Neil Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
6
Mahabalipuram
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
7
Chikmagalur
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Hampi
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
9
Goa
— 11 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
10
Jaisalmer
— 7 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
11
Ujjain
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
12
Shirdi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
13
Leh
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: London

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Visit Naggar Castle and Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spiti Valley and International Roerich Memorial Trust. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manali: The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm (in Haripur) and The Urusvati Himalayan Research Institute (in Naggar). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall and explore the activities along Beas Kund.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali trip itinerary builder site.

London, UK to Manali is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 5.5 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naggar, Spiti Valley, The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm
Highlights from your plan
Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Japanese Peace Pagoda and Mahakal Temple. Visit Ghoom Monastery and Chowrasta for their historical value. There's much more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, admire the natural beauty at Barbotey Rock Garden, see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aloobari Gompa Monastery.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Darjeeling trip planner.

You can fly from Manali to Darjeeling in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lachung.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Chowrasta ©
Chowrasta
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple

1
night
Lachung

Lachung ©
Perched high in the Himalayas, Lachung offers quintessential mountain scenery and small-village hospitality, making it one of India's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, thenappreciate the views at Yume Samdong (Zero Point), and then appreciate the views at Yumthang Valley.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lachung holiday planner.

You can drive from Darjeeling to Lachung in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Lachung

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Yume Samdong (Zero Point) ©
Yume Samdong (Zero Point)
Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalapathar Beach.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Havelock Island trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lachung to Havelock Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Neil Island.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach

2
nights
Neil Island

Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Neil Island, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its green landscape and coral reefs.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenkick back and relax at Laxmanpur Beach, and then take in the views from Howrah Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Neil Island Jetty and then kick back and relax at Bharatpur Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Neil Island day trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Havelock Island to Neil Island. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Neil Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Laxmanpur Beach ©
Laxmanpur Beach
Bharatpur Beach ©
Bharatpur Beach

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like India Seashell Museum and Pancha Rathas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Monuments at Mahabalipuram and Madurai Veeran Temple. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Sadras Dutch Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Raya Gopura, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Mahabalipuram online travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Neil Island to Mahabalipuram. In October, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Madurai Veeran Temple, Sadras Dutch Fort
Highlights from your plan
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
India Seashell Museum ©
India Seashell Museum
Sadras Dutch Fort ©
Sadras Dutch Fort

4
nights
Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur ©
Located at the foot of the highest mountain range in the state, the city of Chikamagalur features a number of natural and man-made attractions of rich variety.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chennakesava Temple and Hoysaleswara Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Hebbe Falls and Honnammana Halla Waterfalls. Step out of Chikmagalur with an excursion to Pathaleshwara Temple in Belur--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sringeri Mutt, take in the awesome beauty at Mullayanagiri, explore the activities along Madagadakere Lake, and admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chikmagalur tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mahabalipuram to Chikmagalur takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hampi.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Belur, Hoysaleswara Temple
Highlights from your plan
Hoysaleswara Temple ©
Hoysaleswara Temple
Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Sringeri Mutt ©
Sringeri Mutt

4
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.
Visit Vitthala Temple and Shivlinga for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Monkey Temple and Group of Monuments at Hampi. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazara Rama Temple, contemplate the long history of Octagonal Bath, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tungabhadra River.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hampi trip maker app.

Getting from Chikmagalur to Hampi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Hampi are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Goa.

Things to do in Hampi

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

11
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mangeshi Temple and Reis Magos Fort. Take a break from the city and head to Utorda Beach and Morjim Beach. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Church and Monastery of St Augustine, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ashwem Beach, kick back and relax at Cola Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanta Durga Temple.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Goa fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Hampi to Goa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hampi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Goa, with lows of 29°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Utorda Beach ©
Utorda Beach
Chapora Fort ©
Chapora Fort
Mandrem Beach ©
Mandrem Beach

7
nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tanot Mata Temple and Kuldhara Abandoned Village. Step out of the city life by going to Off-Road Tours and Amar Sagar Lake. When in Jaisalmer, make a side trip to see Sam Sand Dunes in Kanoi, approximately Kanoi away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Longewala War Memorial, steep yourself in history at Tilon Ki Pol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temples, and explore the ancient world of Surya Gate.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Jaisalmer trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Goa to Jaisalmer takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Ujjain.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sam Sand Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Jaisalmer War Museum ©
Jaisalmer War Museum
Sam Sand Dunes ©
Sam Sand Dunes

2
nights
Ujjain

Ujjain ©
The capital of one of the region's ancient kingdoms, Ujjain lost some of its political and cultural importance during the years of the Raj.
On the 22nd (Sun), gain insight at Sandipani Ashram, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kal Bhairav Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangalnath Temple. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harsiddhi Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ujjain day trip app.

Fly from Jaisalmer to Ujjain in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Ujjain are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Shirdi.

Things to do in Ujjain

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mangalnath Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kal Bhairav Temple ©
Kal Bhairav Temple
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga ©
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga
Harsiddhi Temple ©
Harsiddhi Temple

2
nights
Shirdi

Shirdi ©
The small town of Shirdi remains a popular pilgrimage destination, best known as the place where Sai Baba, a 19th-century spiritual guru, lived his later years.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at V.P Iyer's Samadhi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Baba's Chavadi. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dwarkamai Masjid and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Shirdi trip planner.

Drive from Ujjain to Shirdi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir ©
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir

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.
Hemis Monastery and Kloster Hemis are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Nubra Valley. When in Leh, make a side trip to see Druk Padma Karpo School in Shey, approximately Shey away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Khardung La, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shey Gompa, and identify plant and animal life at Sand Dunes Leisure Park.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Leh trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Shirdi to Leh in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Hemis, Ladakh, Nubra Valley, Druk Padma Karpo School
Highlights from your plan
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery

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