52 days in India Itinerary

52 days in India Itinerary

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52 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
1
Goa
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gokarna
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Chikmagalur
— 4 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + train:  6​h 45​min
4
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Neil Island
— 1 day
Travel:  3​h 30​min
6
Havelock Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
7
Leh
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Tabo
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
9
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
Dharamsala
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
12
Darjeeling
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
13
Udaipur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad

6
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Step out of the city life by going to Utorda Beach and Cola Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Morjim Beach and Arambol Beach. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Sheek Emporium, take in the exciting artwork at Cheshire Cat Jewellery Gallery, don't miss a visit to Chapora Fort, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanta Durga Temple.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Goa trip itinerary builder site .

Ahmedabad to Goa is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. While traveling from Ahmedabad, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Goa, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gokarna.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Utorda Beach ©
Utorda Beach
Sheek Emporium ©
Sheek Emporium
Shanta Durga Temple ©
Shanta Durga Temple

5
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Get some cultural insight at Murdeshwar Temple and Statue of Lord Shiva. Step off the beaten path and head to Paradise Beach and Kasarkod Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gokarna: Shri Aryadurga Temple (in Ankola), Karwar (Oyster Rock Lighthouse & Devbagh Beach) and Eco Beach (in Honnavar). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sodhe Vadiraja Mutt, and kick back and relax at Kudle Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gokarna route builder tool .

Getting from Goa to Gokarna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Karwar, Kethapayya Narayan Temple, Eco Beach, Murdeshwar Temple, Statue of Lord Shiva
Highlights from your plan
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Statue of Lord Shiva ©
Statue of Lord Shiva

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.
Get some cultural insight at Chennakesava Temple and Sringeri Mutt. Visit Hoysaleswara Temple and Shantaleswara Temple for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Br Hills Wildlife Sanctuary (in Kemmannagundi), Basadi Halli (in Halebid) and Hassan (Kedareswara Temple & Lakshmi Devi Temple). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Adi Shankara Temple, make a trip to kigga:: rishyasringa maharshi, and take in the awesome beauty at Mullayanagiri.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chikmagalur tour website .

Drive from Gokarna to Chikmagalur in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sringeri, Halebid, Hassan, Chennakesava Temple, Br Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Hoysaleswara Temple ©
Hoysaleswara Temple
Adi Shankara Temple ©
Adi Shankara Temple

2
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.
India Seashell Museum and Descent Of The Ganges are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Maritime Heritage Museum and Lighthouse Heritage Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, explore the ancient world of Mahishasura Rock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganesh Ratha Temple, and steep yourself in history at Krishna Mandapam.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mahabalipuram, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Chikmagalur to Mahabalipuram in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Neil Island.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vedagiriswarar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges
Ganesh Ratha Temple ©
Ganesh Ratha Temple

1
day
Neil Island

Neil Island ©
On the 19th (Sun), snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, then kick back and relax at Bharatpur Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laxmanpur Beach.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Neil Island attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mahabalipuram to Neil Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Neil Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bharatpur Beach ©
Bharatpur Beach
Laxmanpur Beach ©
Laxmanpur Beach
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

3
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Govind Nagar Beach and Kalapathar Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Vijaynagar Beach and Mangrove Forest. There's more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and head outdoors with Captain Hook’s.

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Explore your travel options from Neil Island to Havelock Island with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Havelock Island

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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alchi Choskor Monastery and Shanti Stupa. Escape the urban bustle at Khardung La and Markha Valley. Change things up with these side-trips from Leh: Monastero Tak Thok (in Sakti) and Hemis Monastery (in Hemis). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manjushri Lha-Khang, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Shri Datun Sahib Ji, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Leh day trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Havelock Island to Leh. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tabo.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Khardung La, Monastero Tak Thok, Hemis Monastery, Hazara Arts
Highlights from your plan
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Alchi Choskor Monastery ©
Alchi Choskor Monastery

1
night
Tabo

Tabo ©
Tabo is a small town in the Lahaul and Spiti district on the banks of the Spiti River in Himachal Pradesh, India. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tabo Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Golden Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chogskhor Monastery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Chamber of Picture Treasures (Z'al-ma).

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tabo trip app .

Drive from Leh to Tabo in 14.5 hours. You will leave for Manali on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Tabo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Tabo Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Tabo Monastery ©
Tabo Monastery
Chogskhor Monastery ©
Chogskhor Monastery
Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple ©
Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at International Roerich Memorial Trust and Gauri Shankar Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Krishna Temple and Gauri Shankar Temple. Step out of Manali with an excursion to Tripura Sundari Temple in Naggar--about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anjani Mahadev and cruise along Rohtang Pass.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Manali trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Tabo to Manali by car takes about 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Naggar, Rohtang Pass, Gauri Shankar Temple, Gauri Shankar Temple, Ram Temple
Highlights from your plan
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Krishna Temple ©
Krishna Temple

5
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kangra Fort and Jawalamukhi Devi Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tibetan Museum and Mata Brajeshwari Devi. Get out of town with these interesting Dharamsala side-trips: Kangra (Ambika Devi Temple & Baglamukhi Temple), Nagni Maata Temple (in Kohri) and Nurpur Fort, Himachal Pradesh (in Gurdaspur). There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by Kushi Boutique, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bundlamata Temple, and explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala road trip website .

Drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kangra, Jwalamukhi, Nurpur Fort, Himachal Pradesh, Nagni Maata Temple, Bundlamata Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum

3
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple and Chandi Devi Temple will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kunjapuri Devi Temple and Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Rishikesh: Kunjapuri Temple (in Narendranagar) and Har ki Pauri (in Haridwar). The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the views from Ram Jhula.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Dharamsala to Rishikesh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Haridwar, Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Shri Badrinath Ji Temple, Triveni Ghat, Kunjapuri Temple
Highlights from your plan
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Kunjapuri Devi Temple ©
Kunjapuri Devi Temple

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Everest Museum and Tibetan Buddhist Monastery. Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and St. Mary's Hill. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, get outside with Lake View Nest, and stop by Life and Leaf Fair Trade Shop.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Darjeeling day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Rishikesh to Darjeeling in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lake View Nest
Highlights from your plan
Kangchenjunga ©
Kangchenjunga
Parasailing & Paragliding
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple

4
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.
Visit Rakht-Talai (Haldighati) and Charbhuja Temple for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Art Haveli and Udaipur Art Villa. Change things up with these side-trips from Udaipur: Kumbhalgarh (Ganga Govrdhan Museum & Mammadev Temple). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at The Place of Art, browse the exhibits of Shree Nath Art Gallery, shop like a local with Gallery One, and take an in-depth tour of Maharana Pratap Museum.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Udaipur sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Darjeeling to Udaipur takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Darjeeling in June, expect nights in Udaipur to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kumbhalgarh, Nathdwara, Art Haveli, Fine Art School (Painting House)
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Govrdhan Museum ©
Ganga Govrdhan Museum
Rakht-Talai (Haldighati) ©
Rakht-Talai (Haldighati)
Maharana Pratap Museum ©
Maharana Pratap Museum

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