52 days in India Itinerary

52 days in India Itinerary

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52 days in India Itinerary

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

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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, and admire the engineering at Idamalayar Dam.

For maps and tourist information, use the Munnar online tour planner .

Lucknow to Munnar is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lucknow in October since evenings lows in Munnar dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Rock cut temple (in Vizhinjam), Kovalam (Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple & Kovalam Beach) and Varkala Town (Asparagus, Varkala Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palkulangara Devi Temple, and see the interesting displays at Napier Museum.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trips

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

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: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, enjoy some diversion at Thekkady Rose Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, and relax in the rural setting at Spice Cloud.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Thekkady trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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.
Explore Kottayam's surroundings by going to St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala), Thiruvalla (Sree Vallabha Temple & Parumala Church) and Pathanamthitta (St Thomas Ecumenical Church & Valiyakoikal Temple). Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Kumaranalloor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thazhathangady Juma Masjid, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kottayam Cheriapally, and contemplate the waterfront views at Vembanad Lake.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kottayam trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kottayam in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kottayam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Marari Beach (in Mararikulam), Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India (in Kodungallur) and Adi Shancharachaya Temple (in Kalady). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurumbakavu Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Karingachira Church, and have some family-friendly fun at Plug And Play Gaming Lounge.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 4th (Mon), make a trip to Gateway of India. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, cruise along Marine Drive, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, and finally take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mumbai trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Mumbai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mumbai, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, and then step into the grandiose world of Monsoon Palace.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Udaipur road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Udaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in November: high temperatures in Udaipur hover around 35°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji 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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Amber Palace, stroll through Elefun, admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Jaipur trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Jaipur are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

2
nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jaisalmer trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Jaipur to Jaisalmer takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife 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 16th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then steep yourself in history at Jaswant Thada.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jodhpur trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. November in Jodhpur sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Jaswant Thada ©
Jaswant Thada

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 striking features of Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at India Gate, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lotus Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read New Delhi day trip planning app .

You can fly from Jodhpur to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jodhpur in November: highs in New Delhi hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Leh day trip planning site .

You can fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Tours Adventure
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, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, make a short side trip with Day Trips, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Agra planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In November in Agra, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

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

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