51 days in India Itinerary

51 days in India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India tour planner

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Manali
— 3 nights
Fly
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Darjeeling
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lachung
— 1 night
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Havelock Island
— 1 night
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Neil Island
— 2 nights
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Mahabalipuram
— 3 nights
Fly to Mangalore, Taxi to Chikmagalur
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Chikmagalur
— 4 nights
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Hampi
— 4 nights
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Goa
— 11 nights
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Jaisalmer
— 7 nights
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Ujjain
— 2 nights
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Shirdi
— 2 nights
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Leh
— 5 nights
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Manali

— 3 nights
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-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 catch the flight to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Darjeeling

— 3 nights

Queen of the Hills

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 Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Visit Mahakal Temple and Aloobari Gompa Monastery for their historical value. There's lots more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, admire the natural beauty at Barbotey Rock Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghoom Monastery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Darjeeling online road trip planner.

You can fly from Manali to Darjeeling in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In October, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Lachung

— 1 night
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, then appreciate 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

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Havelock Island

— 1 night
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 · Wildlife

Neil Island

— 2 nights
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, then kick 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.

Traveling by car from Havelock Island to Neil Island takes 2 hours. 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 · Wildlife

Mahabalipuram

— 3 nights
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. The structures showcase the decoration and form of early Dravidian architecture, and their distinctive designs, striking coloration, and scale still create an evocative atmosphere when studied closely and when seen as a whole.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like India Seashell Museum and Madurai Veeran Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Monuments at Mahabalipuram and Sadras Dutch Fort. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, delve into the distant past at Raya Gopura, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Neil Island to Mahabalipuram. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chikmagalur

— 4 nights

Coffee Land

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 Mullayanagiri. Step out of Chikmagalur with an excursion to Pathaleshwara Temple in Belur--about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sringeri Mutt, admire the sheer force of Shanti Falls, 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 combination of flight and taxi from Mahabalipuram to Chikmagalur takes 6 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hampi

— 4 nights
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 Hazara Rama Temple for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Monkey Temple and Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Shivlinga, appreciate the history behind Statue of Ugra Narsimha, delve into the distant past at Octagonal Bath, and steep yourself in history at Group of Monuments at Hampi.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hampi route tool.

Drive from Chikmagalur to Hampi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Hampi can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Goa.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Goa

— 11 nights
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 Shanta Durga Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Utorda Beach and Arambol Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Morjim Beach, steep yourself in history at Church and Monastery of St Augustine, don't miss a visit to Tomb of St. Francis Xavier, and stroll through Ashwem Beach.

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Traveling by car from Hampi to Goa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. 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 fly to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Jaisalmer

— 7 nights

Golden City of India

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 Jain Temples and Dussehra Chowk. Step out of the city life by going to Sam Sand Dunes and Amar Sagar Lake. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tanot Mata Temple, steep yourself in history at Maharaja's Palace, see Off-Road Tours, and delve into the distant past at Surya Gate.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Jaisalmer online trip planner.

Getting from Goa to Jaisalmer by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly to Ujjain.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ujjain

— 2 nights

City of Temples

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, then contemplate 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 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. 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

Shirdi

— 2 nights
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 do a combination of flight and train; 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

Leh

— 5 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib and Shanti Stupa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Khardung La. When in Leh, make a side trip to see Hemis Monastery in Hemis, approximately Hemis away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Nubra Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Dunes Leisure Park, and make a trip to Druk Padma Karpo School.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Leh trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Shirdi to Leh in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.