54 days in India Itinerary

54 days in India Itinerary

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54 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 29 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
3
Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Jodhpur
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Udaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Bhopal
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Chhatarpur District
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Lucknow
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

29
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.
Get out of town with these interesting New Delhi side-trips: Gurugram (Gurgaon) (Viktorianz, Cyber Hub, & more), Faridabad (Spas, ISKCON Faridabad, Sri Sri Radha Govind Temple, & more) and Heritage Transport Museum (in Taoru). On the 7th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 8th (Sat) on the rails with a train tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Humayun's Tomb, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, and don't miss a visit to India Gate.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi day trip website .

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in June, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Gurugram (Gurgaon), Faridabad, Greater Noida, Noida, Viktorianz
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

3
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.
On the 1st (Mon), look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then make a trip to City Palace of Jaipur, then steep yourself in history at Amber Palace, and finally look for gifts at Gems Paradise. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, then admire the striking features of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip planning app .

Fly from New Delhi to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in June, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

3
nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our 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. You'll set off for Jodhpur on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
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 your second day here, contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, appreciate the history behind Jaswant Thada, then make a trip to Ghanta Ghar, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Ganesh Handicrafts.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jodhpur day trip app .

You can drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts

3
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 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Vintage Collection of Classic Cars Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Udaipur route planner .

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Udaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jodhpur in July, expect nights in Udaipur to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 37°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

3
nights
Bhopal

Bhopal ©
A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the striking features of Cable Stay Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, don't miss a visit to Western Gate, and then explore the ancient world of Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bhopal attractions planning website .

Getting from Udaipur to Bhopal by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bhopal

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Western Gate
Highlights from your plan
Van Vihar National Park ©
Van Vihar National Park
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi ©
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka ©
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka

3
nights
Chhatarpur District

Chhatarpur District ©
Chhatarpur District is a district of Madhya Pradesh state of central India. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chitragupta Temple, admire the striking features of Kandariya Mahadev Temple, then admire the striking features of Devi Jagdamba Temple, then admire the striking features of Lakshmana Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Parshwanath Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chhatarpur District trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bhopal to Chhatarpur District takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lucknow.

Things to do in Chhatarpur District

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Devi Jagdamba Temple ©
Devi Jagdamba Temple
Khajuraho ©
Khajuraho
Kandariya Mahadev Temple ©
Kandariya Mahadev Temple

3
nights
Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the striking features of Bara Imambara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Chowk, walk around Dr. Ambedkar Park, shop like a local with Hazratganj, then contemplate the long history of Rumi Darwaza, and finally see the interesting displays at The Residency.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucknow trip planner .

Getting from Chhatarpur District to Lucknow by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in Lucknow can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lucknow

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Dr. Ambedkar Park ©
Dr. Ambedkar Park
Bara Imambara ©
Bara Imambara
Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj

3
nights
Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stop by The Bed Silk & Pashmina and then make a trip to Assi Ghat. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Banaras Ghats, and then explore the activities along Ganges River.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Varanasi journey maker tool .

You can drive from Lucknow to Varanasi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Varanasi are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath

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