56 days in India Itinerary

56 days in India Itinerary

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56 days in India Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  29​h
1
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
2
Mathura
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Amritsar
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
New Delhi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Agra
— 6 nights
train:  1​h
6
Fatehpur Sikri
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Jaipur
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
8
Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Udaipur
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  10​h 45​min
11
Hampi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
12
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
13
Madurai
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
14
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
15
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Atlanta

3
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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.
You've added Varanasi Silk Handicraft, Sailing Ganga Tour, ISKCON Varanasi, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sarnath and Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath). There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Vishwanath Temple, and don't miss a visit to Banaras Ghats.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Varanasi trip builder.

Getting from Agra to Varanasi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Banaras Ghats ©
Banaras Ghats
Vishalakshi Temple ©
Vishalakshi Temple

2
nights
Mathura

Mathura ©
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 13th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Govardhan Hill, then explore the activities along Radha Kund, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Banke Bihari Temple, admire the natural beauty at Seva Kunj, and then admire the striking features of Kans Qila.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mathura travel itinerary creator.

Atlanta, USA to Mathura is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Mathura, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Fatehpur Sikri.

Things to do in Mathura

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Vrindavan
Highlights from your plan
Seva Kunj ©
Seva Kunj
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
Banke Bihari Temple ©
Banke Bihari Temple

3
nights
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
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 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Gobindgarh Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Digamber Jain Temple. On your second day here, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Prachin Shiv Mandir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mandir Mata Lal Devi.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Amritsar sightseeing planner .

Explore your travel options from Mathura to Amritsar with the Route module. 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 enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Gobindgarh Fort ©
Gobindgarh Fort

5
nights
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.
You've added Dilli Haat, Jantar Mantar, Chandni Chowk, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visit Humayun's Tomb and Gandhi Smriti for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Red Fort (Lal Quila) and Hauz Khas Village. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at India Gate, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, stop by Craft House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lodi Gardens.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in New Delhi are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)
India Gate ©
India Gate

6
nights
Agra

Agra
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. Popular historic sites such as Agra Fort and Tomb of Akbar the Great are in your itinerary. Taj Mahal and Guru ka Tal are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Shah Burj, admire the natural beauty at Anguri Bagh, look for gifts at Mughal Carpet, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dayal Bagh.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra trip generator.

Traveling by car from Fatehpur Sikri to Agra takes an hour. In October, daytime highs in Agra are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Tomb of Akbar the Great
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal ©
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal

3
nights
Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri ©
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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Buland Darwaza, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti, then 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.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fatehpur Sikri trip builder.

Drive from Mathura to Fatehpur Sikri in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Fatehpur Sikri

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Buland Darwaza ©
Buland Darwaza
Lotus Throne ©
Lotus Throne
Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri ©
Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri

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.
You've added Jannat, Birla Mandir Temple, Walking tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. Jaigarh Fort and Khole Ke Hanuman JI Temple, Jaipur will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like City Palace of Jaipur and Monkey Temple (Galta Ji). There's still lots to do: look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, admire the landmark architecture of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), see the interesting displays at Albert Hall Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Saraogi Mansion Mall.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Jaipur travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Jaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

2
nights
Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer ©
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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temples, then steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort, and finally make a trip to Bada Bagh. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli and then contemplate the long history of Kuldhara Abandoned Village.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jaisalmer trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Jaisalmer in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort
Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples
Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli ©
Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli

2
nights
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 inner history buff will appreciate Mehrangarh Fort and Kunj Bihari Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum and Ganesh Handicrafts. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Jaswant Thada, admire the natural beauty at Mandore Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jambaji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Ghanta Ghar.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November in Jodhpur, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

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

6
nights
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 Gulab Bagh (Sajjan Niwas Garden) as well as Walking tours. Visit Ranakpur Jain Temple and Kumbhalgarh Fort for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at City Palace of Udaipur and Monsoon Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Udaipur: Kumbhalgarh (Mammadev Temple, Vedi Temple, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, stop by Little Armani, admire the landmark architecture of Fateh Prakash Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple.

Discover how to plan a Udaipur trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

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

2
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Hampi

Hampi ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Group of Monuments at Hampi. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vitthala Temple and Royal Enclosure. Elephant Stables and Hazara Rama Temple will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Hampi to go to Hospet and see Tungabhadra Dam, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple, don't miss a visit to Dasara Dibba, contemplate the long history of Queen's Bath, and take in the awesome beauty at Matanga Hill.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hampi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Jaisalmer to Hampi takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Hampi can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Royal Enclosure, Tungabhadra Dam
Highlights from your plan
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Namdroling Monastery, explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), and then pause for some photo ops at Sri Nandi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Philomena Church, get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) day trip app .

Drive from Hampi to Mysuru (Mysore) in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a train. While traveling from Hampi, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mysuru (Mysore), ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 65°F. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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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.
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 take in the spiritual surroundings of 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, explore the historical opulence of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Madurai tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Madurai in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in November; daily highs in Madurai reach 85°F and lows reach 74°F. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple ©
Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, then make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, then contemplate the long history of Kangra Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalachakra Temple. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dharamsala road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Madurai to Dharamsala takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, Kangra Fort
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort

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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Babulnath Temple, then steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally cruise along Marine Drive. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Khotachiwadi, then pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banganga Tank, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mumbai trip itinerary planner.

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

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Gandhar Pale Buddhist Caves
Highlights from your plan
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Shree Siddhivinayak ©
Shree Siddhivinayak
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum

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