45 days in India Itinerary

45 days in India Itinerary

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45 days in India Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Amritsar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
New Delhi
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Jodhpur
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Mathura
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Agra
— 5 nights
train:  1​h
7
Fatehpur Sikri
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Udaipur
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
9
Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
10
Jaipur
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Atlanta

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mandir Mata Lal Devi, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Central Sikh Museum, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at Central Sikh Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mandir Mata Lal Devi, and then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Wagah. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tarn Taran Sahib, then get engrossed in the history at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santokhsar Sahib, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amritsar trip planner .

Atlanta, USA to Amritsar is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Atlanta to Amritsar due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Amritsar: highs are around 89°F and lows about 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Nightlife Historic Sites Museums
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Wagah ©
Wagah
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal ©
Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kalachakra Temple, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives and Namgyal Monastery. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalachakra Temple and then take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Namgyal Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsuglag Khang, browse the collection at Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tushita Meditation Centre, and finally explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dharamsala tour website .

You can drive from Amritsar to Dharamsala in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New Delhi.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum
Tushita Meditation Centre ©
Tushita Meditation Centre

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shri Subha Siddhi Vinayaka Mandir, Sher Mandal, Purana Qila, and other attractions. Visit Humayun's Tomb and Akshardham for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at India Gate and Red Fort (Lal Quila). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar, examine the collection at National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), and get to know the fascinating history of Lodhi Garden.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read New Delhi day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dharamsala to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in New Delhi sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 69°F at night. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

3
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 list of things to see and do now includes Ranisar Padamsar Lakes, Balsamand Lake and Garden, Maharani Spices, and other attractions. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mehrangarh Fort and Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum and Kunj Bihari Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jodhpur online day trip planner .

You can fly from New Delhi to Jodhpur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Jodhpur can reach 97°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel to Mathura.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Kunj Bihari Temple ©
Kunj Bihari Temple

3
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 list of things to see and do now includes Kans Qila, Seva Kunj, Banke Bihari Temple, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham and Kusum Sarovar. Popular historic sites such as ISKCON Vrindavan and Radharaman Mandir are in your itinerary. Take a break from Mathura with a short trip to Shree Radha Ras Bihari Ashta Sakhi Temple in Vrindavan, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Janmasthan.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mathura tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jodhpur to Mathura. In October in Mathura, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Vrindavan
Highlights from your plan
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan
Radharaman Mandir ©
Radharaman Mandir

5
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Taj Gallery, Ram Bagh, Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, and other attractions. Your inner history buff will appreciate Agra Fort and Shah Burj. Do some cultural sightseeing at Taj Mahal and Soami Bagh. Spend the 30th (Wed) on the rails with a train tour. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dayal Bagh, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Mariam Zamani, and look for gifts at Rajrani Souvenirs.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Agra travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mathura to Agra takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Fatehpur Sikri.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Akbar's Tomb
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Soami Bagh ©
Soami Bagh

4
nights
Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri ©
Fatehpur Sikri is a town in the Agra District of Uttar Pradesh, India. You've added Jama Masjid, Diwan-I-Aam, Diwan-I-Khas, and other attractions to your itinerary. Hathi Pol and Dwarkadheesh Temple will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fatehpur Sikri.

Start your trip to Fatehpur Sikri by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Agra to Fatehpur Sikri takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Fatehpur Sikri

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dwarkadheesh Temple
Highlights from your plan
Buland Darwaza ©
Buland Darwaza
Jama Masjid ©
Jama Masjid
Samosa Mahal ©
Samosa Mahal

5
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 list of things to see and do now includes Sahelion Ki Bari, Jagmandir Isla, Fateh Prakash Palace, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at City Palace of Udaipur and Gothwal Art. Ranakpur Jain Temple and Monsoon Palace will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Udaipur with a short trip to Kumbhalgarh Fort in Rajsamand, about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Pichola, make a trip to Gangaur Ghat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple, and get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Udaipur trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Fatehpur Sikri to Udaipur takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli, Maharaja's Palace, Shayama Cashmere Store, and other attractions you added. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Jaisalmer Folklore Museum, look for gifts at Shayama Cashmere Store, then make a trip to Maharaja's Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jaisalmer online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Udaipur to Jaisalmer takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 12th (Tue), you're off toJaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort
Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli ©
Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli
Maharaja's Palace ©
Maharaja's Palace

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ajabgarh Fort, Albert Hall Museum, Diwan-e-Aam Hall of Public Audience, and other attractions. City Palace of Jaipur and Jitesh Arts will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Amber Palace and Shila Devi Temple. There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, see the interesting displays at Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, admire the landmark architecture of Birla Mandir Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moti Dungari Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jaipur road trip tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ajabgarh Fort
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ganga Aarti, The Bed Silk & Pashmina, Harmony Book Shop, and other attractions you added. Sarnath and Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple) will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Banaras Ghats, and explore the activities along Ganges River.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Varanasi sightseeing app .

You can fly from Jaipur to Varanasi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in November, and nighttime lows around 60°F. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Banaras Ghats ©
Banaras Ghats

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