53 days in India Itinerary

53 days in India Itinerary

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53 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Agra
— 4 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
4
Leh
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Manali
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
10
Goa
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Kannur
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Palakkad
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
15
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
16
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Chennai

1
night
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, look for gifts at Gothwal Art, then explore the historical opulence of Monsoon Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Udaipur holiday maker app .

Chennai to Udaipur is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Udaipur are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) 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

4
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, shopping, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and identify plant and animal life at Elefriend.

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Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

4
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Spend the 16th (Sun) on the rails with a train tour. Spend the 18th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

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Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 46°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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.
Take a break from Leh with a short trip to Alchi Monastary in Alchi, about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, contemplate the long history of Deskit Monastery, and examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Leh road trip website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Alchi Monastary
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

1
night
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Amritsar online vacation planner .

Fly from Leh to Amritsar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Manikaran Gurudwara.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Manali road trip planning app .

Getting from Amritsar to Manali by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

3
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.
Step out of New Delhi with an excursion to Cyber Hub in Gurugram (Gurgaon)--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, contemplate the long history of India Gate, admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi holiday planner.

Getting from Manali to New Delhi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In June in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

DLF Cyber Hub
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Ganesh Handicrafts.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jodhpur trip maker website .

Fly from New Delhi to Jodhpur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Jodhpur, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Zipline

3
nights
Mumbai

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mumbai journey planner.

You can fly from Jodhpur to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Jodhpur in July, plan for slightly colder days in Mumbai, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

1
night
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): look for gifts at Literati Bookshop & Cafe, then stroll through Baga Beach, then admire the striking features of Basilica of Bom Jesus, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Se Cathedral. On the next day, kick back and relax at Agonda Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palolem Beach.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Goa trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mumbai to Goa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach

4
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Explore Kannur's surroundings by going to Thalassery (Sree Ramaswami Temple & Sri Jagannatha Temple) and Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple (in Parassinikadavu). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, head off the coast to Dharmadam Island, admire the verdant scenery at Palakkayam Thattu, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trichambaram Sree Krishna Temple.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kannur road trip planner .

Getting from Goa to Kannur by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thalassery, Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Dharmadam Island ©
Dharmadam Island
Spas
Mridanga Saileswari Temple ©
Mridanga Saileswari Temple

4
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) and St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (in Malayattoor). Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Wonderla Amusement Park. Spend the 15th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, hike along Illithodu, and explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Drive from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Palakkad.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Shiva Temple Ernakulam , St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Illithodu, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

4
nights
Palakkad

Palakkad ©
A trip to Palakkad takes you to an area known for being fertile, rich in animals and plant life, and surrounded by a superlative landscape.
Venture out of the city with trips to Varikkassery Mana (in Ottapalam), Mannarkkad (Meenvallam Water Falls & Attappadi Hills) and Meenampara View Point (in Nelliyampathy). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Guruvayurappan Temple, get outside with Meenvallam Waterfalls, and admire the landmark architecture of Varikkasseri Mana.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Palakkad road trip planning website .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Palakkad in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Palakkad

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mannarkkad, Meenampara View Point, Varikkassery Mana, Ilanjippara Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Nelliyampathy Hills ©
Nelliyampathy Hills
Seethargundu Viewpoint ©
Seethargundu Viewpoint
Varikkasseri Mana ©
Varikkasseri Mana

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Idukki (Anayirankal Dam Reservoir & Meesapulimala). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, examine the collection at Tea Museum, get great views at Top Station, and take in the awesome beauty at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Munnar sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by car from Palakkad to Munnar takes 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Munnar are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Idukki
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

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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, see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, and see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Thekkady travel planner.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©

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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: Kovalam Beach (in Kovalam) and Varkala (Varkala Light House & Varkala Beach). Pack the 28th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Magic Planet Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Palkulangara Devi Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. July in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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