56 days in India Itinerary

56 days in India Itinerary

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Varanasi
— 3 nights
Fly to Indira Gandhi International Airport, Drive to Mathura
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Mathura
— 2 nights
Drive to Indira Gandhi International Airport, Fly to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport
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Amritsar
— 3 nights
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New Delhi
— 5 nights
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Agra
— 6 nights
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Fatehpur Sikri
— 3 nights
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Jaipur
— 6 nights
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Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
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Jodhpur
— 2 nights
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Udaipur
— 6 nights
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Hampi
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
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Madurai
— 3 nights
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Dharamsala
— 3 nights
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Mumbai
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Varanasi

— 3 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sailing Ganga Tour, ISKCON Varanasi, Jantar Mantar, and other attractions. Popular historic sites such as Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Vishalakshi Temple are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at New Vishwanath Temple and Banaras Ghats. It doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Varanasi online itinerary builder.

Atlanta, USA to Varanasi is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Varanasi, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in October; daily highs in Varanasi reach 90°F and lows reach 72°F. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel to Mathura.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Mathura

— 2 nights
Split by the sacred Yamuna River, Mathura's claim to fame is being the birthplace of Krishna, the widely revered Hindu god.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Radha Kund, Kans Qila and Seva Kunj. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Govardhan Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Radha Kund, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Banke Bihari Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Seva Kunj, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kans Qila.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Mathura tour itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Varanasi to Mathura. October in Mathura sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Mathura

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Amritsar

— 3 nights

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.
On the 18th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Gobindgarh Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, then stroll through Jallianwala Bagh, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Digamber Jain Temple. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then take an in-depth tour of The Partition Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mandir Mata Lal Devi.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Amritsar trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mathura to Amritsar. Traveling from Mathura in October, you will find days in Amritsar are little chillier (89°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

New Delhi

— 5 nights
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 Dilli Haat, Jantar Mantar, Chandni Chowk, and other attractions you added. Get a sense of the local culture at Humayun's Tomb and Red Fort. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like India Gate and Raj Ghat. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, take in nature's colorful creations at Lodhi Garden, and admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Amritsar to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Agra

— 6 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ram Bagh, Marble Handicrafts Agra and Taj Heritage Tours - Same Day Taj Mahal Tour. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Taj Mahal and Saha Burj. Get some historical perspective at Agra Fort and Tomb of Akbar the Great. Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Spiritual Museum, look for gifts at The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs, and make a trip to Shri Mankameshwar Mandir.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra trip planner.

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Agra are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Fatehpur Sikri.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Fatehpur Sikri

— 3 nights
Fatehpur Sikri is a town in the Agra District of Uttar Pradesh, India. Your day by day itinerary now includes Lower Haramsara as well as Khwabgah. On the 1st (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Buland Darwaza, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti, make a trip to Lotus Throne, then don't miss a visit to Diwan-I-Khas, and finally don't miss a visit to Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Jodha Bai's Palace, steep yourself in history at Lower Haramsara, then admire the striking features of Khwabgah, and finally make a trip to Birbal Bhavan.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fatehpur Sikri travel planning tool.

Drive from Agra to Fatehpur Sikri in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Fatehpur Sikri are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Jaipur.

Things to do in Fatehpur Sikri

Historic Sites

Jaipur

— 6 nights

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.
You've added Birla Mandir Temple, Walking tours, Bapu Bazar, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind. Jal Mahal and St Andrews Church will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: make a trip to City Palace of Jaipur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple, browse the different shops at Saraogi Mansion Mall, and look for gifts at New Maharaja Gem Palace.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Jaipur online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Fatehpur Sikri to Jaipur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Jaipur sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Tours

Jaisalmer

— 2 nights

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.
You've now added Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temples, then contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort, and finally make a trip to Bada Bagh. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli and then contemplate the long history of Kuldhara Abandoned Village.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jaisalmer trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Jaisalmer takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites

Jodhpur

— 2 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum. Popular historic sites such as Jaswant Thada and Phool Mahal are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: stop by Ganesh Handicrafts, take in nature's colorful creations at Mandore Garden, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and make a trip to Ghanta Ghar.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jodhpur travel route site.

Getting from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in November, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure · Tours

Udaipur

— 6 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gulab Bagh taxi as well as Walking tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ranakpur Jain Temple and Kumbhalgarh Fort. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at City Palace of Udaipur and Jagdish Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Udaipur: Kumbhalgarh (Mammadev Temple, Vedi Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Pichola, admire the landmark architecture of Fateh Prakash Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Srinathji Temple, and make a trip to Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Udaipur itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Hampi

— 2 nights
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Group of Monuments at Hampi has been added to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vitthala Temple and Hazara Rama Temple. Popular historic sites such as Royal Enclosure and Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple are in your itinerary. Step out of Hampi to go to Hospet and see Tungabhadra Dam, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Elephant Stables, contemplate the long history of Queen's Bath, explore the striking landscape at Matanga Hill, and don't miss a visit to Dasara Dibba.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hampi attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train from Udaipur to Hampi in 12.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hampi when traveling from Udaipur in November, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Namdroling Monastery, then explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Nandi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church, then get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Hampi to Mysuru (Mysore) in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Hampi in November, expect nights in Mysuru (Mysore) to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are little chillier, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Madurai

— 3 nights

Athens of the East

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.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, admire the striking features of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koodal Azhagar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Madurai road trip tool.

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Madurai by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in November, expect Madurai to be somewhat warmer, temps between 85°F and 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Dharamsala

— 3 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 30th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, then make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, then contemplate the long history of Kangra Fort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalachakra Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dharamsala online travel planner.

Fly from Madurai to Dharamsala in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mumbai

— 3 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, take in the spiritual surroundings of Babulnath Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally take a memorable drive along Marine Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Khotachiwadi, appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banganga Tank, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mumbai road trip planning app.

Fly from Dharamsala to Mumbai in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in December, and nighttime lows around 64°F. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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.