56 days in India Itinerary

56 days in India Itinerary

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Amritsar
— 1 night
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Dharamsala
— 4 nights
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Kullu
— 4 nights
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Manali
— 6 nights
Fly
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Gangtok
— 4 nights
Fly to Bengaluru, Train to Mysuru (Mysore)
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
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Munnar
— 2 nights
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Thekkady
— 4 nights
Taxi to Kochi, Fly to Mumbai
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Mumbai
— 5 nights
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Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
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Jodhpur
— 2 nights
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Udaipur
— 2 nights
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Jaipur
— 6 nights
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Agra
— 4 nights
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Varanasi
— 2 nights
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New Delhi
— 5 nights
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Amritsar

Golden City

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll through Jallianwala Bagh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Amritsar driving holiday planning website.

Madrid, Spain to Amritsar is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Madrid to Amritsar due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Amritsar, with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

4
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Dharamsala

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dharamsala is known for nature, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, admire the striking features of Nechung Monastery, relax and rejuvenate at Raj Yoga School, and make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dharamsala trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Dharamsala takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Kullu

Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sar Pass Trek (in Kasol) and Lord Ramchandra Temple (in Manikaran). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bijli Mahadev Temple, take a memorable drive along Hampta, and take in the natural beauty of Hot Water Spring.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kullu trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Dharamsala to Kullu in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, soothe aching muscles at Pure Ganga Yoga, and explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Manali online travel route planner.

Drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

4
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Gangtok

Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Gangtok is known for nature, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, admire the striking features of Tsuk La Khang Monastery, contemplate the long history of Nathula, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Phensong Monastery.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Gangtok trip simple and quick.

Getting from Manali to Gangtok by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Mysuru (Mysore)

Cultural Capital of Karnataka

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, and then stop by Adil & Azam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple and then admire the natural beauty at Brindavan Garden.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) route planning website.

Getting from Gangtok to Mysuru (Mysore) by combination of flight and train takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. July in Mysuru (Mysore) sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Munnar

Southern Spice

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and then admire the natural beauty at Green Field Spices and Herbal Garden. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Munnar road trip website.

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Munnar in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or take a bus. In July, Munnar is somewhat warmer than Mysuru (Mysore) - with highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

To find photos and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady day trip site.

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

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Mumbai

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Gateway of India, get outside with Marine Drive, get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Mumbai holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Mumbai in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Museums

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Jaisalmer

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Gadsisar Sagar Lake, then look for gifts at Shayama Cashmere Store, and then contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Jaisalmer road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Jaisalmer takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Jodhpur

Sun City

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 5th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then stop by Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES), then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and finally contemplate the long history of Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then don't miss a visit to Ghanta Ghar, and then contemplate the long history of Jaswant Thada.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur trip planning tool.

Drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

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Udaipur

Venice of the East

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 7th (Sat), browse the exhibits of City Palace of Udaipur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, and then explore the activities along Lake Pichola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Gangaur Ghat, then explore the galleries of Gothwal Art, then make a trip to Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Udaipur online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Udaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Jodhpur in August, plan for slightly colder days in Udaipur, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Parks

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Jaipur

Pink City

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.
Spend the 10th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, learn about all things military at Nahargarh Fort, don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and browse the exhibits of City Palace of Jaipur.

Make your Jaipur itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

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Agra

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Akbar the Great, and don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Agra trip planner.

You can fly from Jaipur to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Agra, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Varanasi

Spiritual Capital of India

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 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Ganga Aarti, contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, stop by Baba the School of Music, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarnath, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Ashul Sharma.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Varanasi journey maker.

Getting from Agra to Varanasi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Varanasi

Parks · Nature · Tours · Shopping

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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.
Spend the 24th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, take in nature's colorful creations at Lodhi Garden, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort, and admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi tour planning website.

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 31°C at night. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.