54 days in India Itinerary

54 days in India Itinerary

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54 days in India Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Agra
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
5
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
6
Aurangabad
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Madurai
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
11
Chennai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
12
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
13
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
14
Goa
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
15
Ahmedabad
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
16
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
17
Udaipur
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
18
Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
19
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
20
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
21
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
22
Amritsar
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Cluj-Napoca

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New Delhi

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lotus Temple, Gandhi Smriti, Lodhi Garden, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, admire the striking features of Jama Masjid, take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham, and contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our New Delhi trip planning tool .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to New Delhi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca in September, expect New Delhi to be much warmer, temps between 41°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tomb of Mariam Zamani, Jama Masjid (Agra) and Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, then contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, and then walk around Mehtab Bagh. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, admire the striking features of Jama Masjid (Agra), and then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Mariam Zamani.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Agra day trip planning tool .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Agra, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Parks
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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nights
Varanasi

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Assi Ghat, New Vishwanath Temple, Manikarnika Ghat, and other attractions. On the 8th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banaras Ghats, then make a trip to Assi Ghat, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of New Vishwanath Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, don't miss a visit to Sarnath, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), and finally don't miss a visit to Manikarnika Ghat.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Varanasi trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Agra to Varanasi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Varanasi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Varanasi

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

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
You've added St. John's Church, Marble Palace Kolkata, New Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dakshineswar Kali Temple, make a trip to College Street (Boi Para), and take a stroll through Park Street.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Kolkata (Calcutta) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

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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.
On the 13th (Fri), get great views at Tiger Hill, make a trip to Batasia Loop, then get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, then see the interesting displays at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then relax in the rural setting at Happy Valley Tea Estate.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Darjeeling trip maker tool .

Getting from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

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Aurangabad

Aurangabad ©
A place of history, culture, and spiritualism, Aurangabad appeals to a growing number of pilgrims and tourists looking to get more out of their vacation in India.
You've now added Ajanta Caves to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Ajanta Caves, Head underground at Ellora Caves, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Aurangabad Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Daulatabad Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Bibi Ka Maqbara, and finally explore the activities along Panchakki (Water Mill).

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Aurangabad trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Darjeeling to Aurangabad in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Darjeeling in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Aurangabad, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Daulatabad Fort, Ajanta Caves
Highlights from your plan
Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves
Daulatabad Fort ©
Daulatabad Fort

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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Elephanta Caves, Mahalakshmi Temple and Chowpatty Beach. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mumbai travel route planning app .

Fly from Aurangabad to Mumbai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Mumbai sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Mumbai

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

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vizhinjam Lighthouse as well as Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and finally make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, then contemplate the long history of Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds, and then enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Marine Drive, Kerala Folklore Museum, Church of Saint Francis, and other attractions you added. When in Kochi (Cochin), make a side trip to see Marari Beach in Mararikulam, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

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Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Mary's Cathedral Church, Samanar Hills, Kalamegaperumal Temple, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip planner.

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. September in Madurai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Palani Murugan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Kalamegaperumal Temple ©
Kalamegaperumal Temple

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Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Pancha Rathas, Sea Shore Temple, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple, don't miss a visit to Pancha Rathas, then explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, then don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, and finally make a trip to Krishna's Butter Ball.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chennai day trip tool .

You can fly from Madurai to Chennai in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September in Chennai, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
Highlights from your plan
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

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Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve as well as Somnathpura Temple. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, contemplate the long history of Somnathpura Temple, step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Nandi Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Philomena Church. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Chennai to Mysuru (Mysore) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chennai in September, expect Mysuru (Mysore) to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
You've added Bangalore Palace, St. Mary's Basilica, Shivoham Shiva Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Bangalore Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dodda Ganapathi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bull Temple, then steep yourself in history at Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then stroll around Cubbon Park, then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and finally admire the striking features of Shivoham Shiva Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bengaluru trip planner .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Bengaluru, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Cubbon Park ©
Cubbon Park

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Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Old Goa, Chapora Fort, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Palolem Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Se Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Bom Jesus.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Goa itinerary planner .

Getting from Bengaluru to Goa by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Goa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Goa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Old Goa ©
Old Goa

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Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Parimal Garden, Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kalupur, Hathee Singh Jain Temple, and other attractions. On the 7th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, admire the striking features of Sidi Saeed Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham, admire the striking features of Adalaj Stepwell, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kankaria Lake, and finally explore the ancient world of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kalupur. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Parimal Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple, see the interesting displays at Calico Museum of Textiles, then make a trip to Manek Chowk, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jami Masjid, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hathee Singh Jain Temple.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ahmedabad journey maker tool .

Getting from Goa to Ahmedabad by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Goa in October: highs in Ahmedabad hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Calico Museum of Textiles ©
Calico Museum of Textiles
Jami Masjid ©
Jami Masjid

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, appreciate the history behind Jaswant Thada, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and finally don't miss a visit to Ghanta Ghar. Here are some ideas for day two: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Ganesh Handicrafts, then admire the natural beauty at Mandore Garden, and then stroll around Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jodhpur trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Ahmedabad to Jodhpur by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Jodhpur are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

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

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Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ranakpur Jain Temple as well as Kumbhalgarh Fort. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, explore the historical opulence of Monsoon Palace, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Udaipur trip maker website .

You can drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kumbhalgarh Fort, Ranakpur Jain Temple
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ranakpur Jain Temple ©
Ranakpur Jain Temple

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Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Bada Bagh, Gadsisar Sagar Lake, Kuldhara Abandoned Village, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Kuldhara Abandoned Village, admire the landmark architecture of Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli, and then explore the activities along Gadsisar Sagar Lake. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Bada Bagh, contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temples.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jaisalmer travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Udaipur to Jaisalmer by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort
Gadsisar Sagar Lake ©
Gadsisar Sagar Lake

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nahargarh Fort as well as Jaigarh Fort. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, and then admire the landmark architecture of Amber Palace. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal, then contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Nahargarh Fort.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to Jaipur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in October, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Shimla.

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

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
You've now added Kalka - Shimla Railway to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): make a trip to The Mall, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, and finally get interesting insight from Kalka - Shimla Railway. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, gain insight at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, make a trip to The Ridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Jaipur to Shimla in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dal Lake. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the activities along Dal Lake and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and then deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dharamsala trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Shimla to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Amritsar.

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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
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Norbulingka Institute
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Bhagsu Waterfall

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Amritsar

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Khalsa College, Tarn Taran Sahib, The Partition Museum, and other attractions. On the 22nd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Gobindgarh Fort, admire the striking features of Akal Takht, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and finally gain interesting insight with Amritsar Heritage Walk. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tarn Taran Sahib, and finally make a trip to Khalsa College.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amritsar online road trip planner .

Drive from Dharamsala to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You will leave for home on the 24th (Thu).

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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
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Jallianwala Bagh
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Akal Takht

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