54 days in India Itinerary

54 days in India Itinerary

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54 days in India Itinerary

Start: Malaga
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
New Delhi
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Kovalam
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Kannur
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kasaragod
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Mumbai
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Bhuj
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Mandvi
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
10
Patan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Mount Abu
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Jodhpur
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Ranakpur
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
14
Udaipur
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
15
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Malaga

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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.
To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip itinerary planner .

Malaga, Spain to New Delhi is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to India Standard Time (IST) is 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 16th (Thu), you'll travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ponmudi Hill Station and Elephant Rehabilitation Centre. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Delhi in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 27°C. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ponmudi Hill Station
Highlights from your plan
Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary
Ponmudi Hill Station ©
Ponmudi Hill Station
Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary ©
Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Keralam - Museum of History and Heritage. Natural History Museum and Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds are good opportunities to explore the local culture. See some other sides of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): don't miss a visit to Parasurama Temple Thiruvallam.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip builder .

You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Kovalam is known for beaches, spas, nature, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Vellayani Lake.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam vacation planner .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kovalam in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off toKannur.

Things to do in Kovalam

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vellayani Lake ©
Vellayani Lake

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Kannur to Mahe to see Mahe River Side Walkway about 56 minutes away.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kannur trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Kovalam to Kannur by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. You will leave for Kasaragod on the 30th (Thu).
Highlights from your plan
Mahe River Side Walkway ©
Mahe River Side Walkway

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Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kumble Fort and Chandragiri Fort. Get some cultural insight at Trikkannad Tryambakeshwara Temple and Shri Gopalakrishna Temple. Take a break from Kasaragod with a short trip to Anandashram in Kanhangad, about 44 minutes away.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kasaragod travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kannur to Kasaragod takes 2.5 hours. In January in Kasaragod, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Chandragiri Fort, Shri Gopalakrishna Temple, Anandashram
Highlights from your plan
Swami Nithyanand Ashram ©
Swami Nithyanand Ashram
Trikkannad Tryambakeshwara Temple ©
Chandragiri Fort ©
Chandragiri Fort

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Mumbai

Mumbai
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mumbai road trip planner .

You can fly from Kannur to Mumbai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Mumbai are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 31st (Fri), you're off toBhuj.

Things to do in Mumbai

Parks Tours Shopping

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Bhuj

Bhuj ©
Established long ago as an important regional city, Bhuj has had to rebuild on several occasions due to devastating earthquakes destroying its temples, palaces, and residential areas.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Anchorwala Ahinsha Dham and Living and Learning Design Centre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gandhi Samadhi and LLDC. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bhuj: Dhinodhar Hill (in Nakhatrana) and Kutch (Ambe Dham Temple & Roha Fort). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Vande Mataram Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at Vande Matram Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Siddha Shree Dhoramnath Monastery, and steep yourself in history at Kakkadbhit Yaksha.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bhuj trip planning website .

You can fly from Mumbai to Bhuj in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Bhuj when traveling from Mumbai in February, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mandvi.

Things to do in Bhuj

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kutch, Gandhi Samadhi, Dhinodhar Hill
Highlights from your plan
Kakkadbhit Yaksha ©
Kakkadbhit Yaksha
Living and Learning Design Centre ©
Living and Learning Design Centre
Gandhi Samadhi ©
Gandhi Samadhi

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night
Mandvi

Mandvi ©
A former summer retreat for the Maharajas of the Kutch State, Mandvi remains a little town tucked in between the seashore and the Rukmavati River, still well known for its 400-year-old shipbuilding yards.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): kick back and relax at The Beach At Mandvi Palace, explore the historical opulence of Vijay Vilas Palace, snap pictures at Rukmavati Bridge, then pause for some photo ops at Mazar-e-Noorani, and finally step aboard Shipyards at Mandvi. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Jain Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mandvi Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Mandvi trip planner .

Getting from Bhuj to Mandvi by car takes about 1.5 hours. February in Mandvi sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Patan.

Things to do in Mandvi

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mandvi Beach ©
Mandvi Beach
Vijay Vilas Palace ©
Vijay Vilas Palace
Mazar-e-Noorani ©
Mazar-e-Noorani

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Patan

Patan ©
Patan, an ancient fortified town, was founded in 745 AD by Vanraj Chavda, the most prominent king of the Chavda Kingdom. Get some cultural insight at Sai Baba Temple and Varai Dham Golden Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nadeshwari Mata Temple and Pallaviya Parshwanath Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Patan side-trips: Palanpur (Kedarnath Mahadev Temple, Pataleshwar Mahadev Temple, & more), Shree Umiya Mata Temple (in Unjha) and Simandhar Swami Jain Temple (in Mehsana). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Shree Padmanath Bhagwan Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sindhvai Mata Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Shri Panchasara Parshwanath Jain Derasar.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Patan trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Mandvi to Patan takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mount Abu.

Things to do in Patan

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palanpur, Simandhar Swami Jain Temple, Sai Baba Temple, Shree Umiya Mata Temple
Highlights from your plan
Varai Dham Golden Temple ©
Varai Dham Golden Temple
Kedarnath Mahadev Temple ©
Kedarnath Mahadev Temple
Shree Padmanath Bhagwan Temple ©
Shree Padmanath Bhagwan Temple

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Mount Abu

Mount Abu ©
A favorite place among locals to cool off and see some greenery, Mount Abu represents Rajasthan's only hill station.
Let the collections at Lucky's Celebrity Wax Museum and Government Museum capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shree Pavapuri Tirtvh Jiv Metri Dham Temple and Pavapuri Jain Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Mount Abu: Ambaji (Kumbhariya Jain Temples, Shri Koteshwar Mahadev Temple, & more), Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary (in Bhildi) and Sirohi (Jirawal Temple & Bamanvad Ji Temple). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Sunset Point, pause for some serene contemplation at Hanuman Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vimal Vasahi, and contemplate the long history of Dilwara Jain Temples.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mount Abu trip app .

You can drive from Patan to Mount Abu in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Mount Abu

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sirohi, Ambaji, Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Kumbhariya Jain Temples ©
Kumbhariya Jain Temples
Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary ©
Jessore Sloth Bear Sanctuary
Lucky's Celebrity Wax Museum ©
Lucky's Celebrity Wax Museum

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Umaid Heritage Art School and Kotsa - Travellers Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Safaris and Shri Ganesh Temple. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well), steep yourself in history at Manak Chowk and Havelis, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Mahavira Temple, and view the masterpieces at Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jodhpur journey builder website .

Getting from Mount Abu to Jodhpur by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Ranakpur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Manak Chowk and Havelis
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Umaid Heritage Art School ©
Umaid Heritage Art School
Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School ©

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Ranakpur

Ranakpur ©
The village of Ranakpur sits in a densely forested nest of hills, its white marble architecture framed by lush greenery.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ganga Govrdhan Museum and Vedi Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Leopard Hills and Muchchal Mahavir Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Ranakpur: Kumbhalgarh (Parshuram Mahadev Temple & Mammadev Temple) and Shree Aaee Ji Mandir (in Narlai). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Falna Swarna Jain Tirth - Golden Jain Temple and make a trip to Ranakpur Dam.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ranakpur trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Ranakpur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Ranakpur sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Ranakpur

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Kumbhalgarh, Shree Aaee Ji Mandir, Ranakpur Jain Temple, Leopard Hills
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Govrdhan Museum ©
Ganga Govrdhan Museum
Parshuram Mahadev Temple ©
Parshuram Mahadev Temple

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Maharana Pratap Museum and Walking tours. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gothwal Art and Art Haveli. Change things up with a short trip to Rakht-Talai (Haldighati) in Nathdwara (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Crystal Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tripura Sundari Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Jaisamand Lake, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Udaipur tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Ranakpur to Udaipur takes 2 hours. February in Udaipur sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Udaipur

Tours Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Rakht-Talai (Haldighati), Jaisamand Lake, Art Haveli
Highlights from your plan
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
Maharana Pratap Museum ©
Maharana Pratap Museum
Rakht-Talai (Haldighati) ©
Rakht-Talai (Haldighati)

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New Delhi

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart Cathedral, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Talkatora Garden. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Vintage Camera Museum by APPOINTMENT ONLY, then explore the galleries of An Yahh!!, then steep yourself in history at Mehrauli Archaeological Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Delhi.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip planner.

You can fly from Udaipur to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Udaipur, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New Delhi, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Vintage Camera Museum by APPOINTMENT ONLY
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mehrauli Archaeological Park ©
Mehrauli Archaeological Park
Madame Tussauds Delhi ©
Madame Tussauds Delhi

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