55 days in India Itinerary

55 days in India Itinerary

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55 days in India Itinerary

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

4
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.
Spend the 19th (Mon) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Pangong Tso, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery, contemplate the long history of Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort, and stop by Himalayan Pashmina Shawls.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Leh trip maker site .

Chennai (Madras) to Leh is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pangong Tso ©
Pangong Tso
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery

4
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swaminarayan Akshardham, and admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Leh to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in New Delhi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

5
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, fun & games, winter sports, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, take some stellar pictures from Gulaba, take in the awesome beauty at Friendship Peak, and explore the activities along Beas Kund.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Manali journey tool .

Getting from New Delhi to Manali by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hampta, Naggar Castle
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

5
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Change things up with a short trip to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur (about 1h 20 min away). Spend the 1st (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal, look for gifts at Subhash Emporium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife SOS, and don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Agra visit planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Manali to Agra takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Agra are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Keoladeo National Park, Tomb of Akbar the Great
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

6
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, childrens museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Amber Fort, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, identify plant and animal life at Elefriend, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple.

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

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

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 (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Pichola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, and then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Udaipur online itinerary planner .

Fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jodhpur.

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
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): examine the collection at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, look for gifts at Via Jodhpur, and then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jodhpur trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Udaipur to Jodhpur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Via Jodhpur ©
Via Jodhpur

4
nights
Mumbai

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Gateway of India, kick back and relax at Chowpatty Beach, snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps and more tourist information, you can read our Mumbai online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Jodhpur to Mumbai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Mumbai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Mumbai

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

4
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach, admire the striking features of Se Cathedral, stroll through Baga Beach, and steep yourself in history at Palacio do Deao.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Goa driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mumbai to Goa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mumbai in April since evenings lows in Goa dip to 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Goa

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

1
night
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.
To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Goa to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal (in Alappuzha). Pack the 23rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Wonderla Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take a stroll through Mattancherry, buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

4
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
When in Thekkady, make a side trip to see Pattumala Matha Church in Vagamon, approximately 44 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Periyar National Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, look for gifts at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, and head outdoors with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Pattumala Matha Church
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

3
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.
Take a break from Munnar with a short trip to Lakkam Waterfalls in Marayur, about 56 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, get great views at Top Station, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Anamudi Peak.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Munnar route planner .

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 2 hours. April in Munnar sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

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

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Kovalam Beach, Lighthouse Beach, & more) and Varkala (Sivagiri & Varkala Beach). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, meet the residents at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To see reviews and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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