58 days in India Itinerary

58 days in India Itinerary

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58 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Puri
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Shillong
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Guwahati
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
5
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
New Delhi
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Jim Corbett National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
11
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Amritsar
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
13
Jaipur
— 4 nights
train + taxi:  3​h
14
Ranthambore National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
15
Udaipur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
16
Ahmedabad
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
17
Indore
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
18
Mumbai
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Kochi (Cochin)

3
nights
Puri

Puri ©
An important place of Hindu pilgrimage, Puri features a wealth of holy and historic sites that draw in believers and tourists alike.
Step out of the city life by going to Puri Beach and Mangalajodi. Raghurajpur Artist Village and Konark Sun Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Puri: Bhubaneswar (Ishtadevata Temple Service-Lingaraja Temple & Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts) and Ramachandi Temple (in Konark). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagannath Temple.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Puri trip planner .

Kochi (Cochin) to Puri is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Kochi (Cochin), expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Puri, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Puri

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bhubaneswar, Konark, Mangalajodi
Highlights from your plan
Puri Beach ©
Puri Beach
Konark Sun Temple ©
Konark Sun Temple
Jagannath Temple ©
Jagannath Temple

4
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Trip to Sundarbans has been added to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Park Street and Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar). Do your shopping at Kumortuli and Gallery Kolkata. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, don't miss a visit to Lake Town Clock Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dakshineswar Kali Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) holiday maker site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Puri to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Puri in April, expect nights in Kolkata (Calcutta) to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 42°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shillong.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple

2
nights
Shillong

Shillong ©
Established as the capital of Assam by the British, the hill station of Shillong today serves as the capital of Meghalaya, created in 1972.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, then take an in-depth tour of Ever Living Museum, and then take a stroll through Police Bazar. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Elephant Falls and then see the interesting displays at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Shillong trip site .

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Shillong in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in April, things will get slightly colder in Shillong: highs are around 37°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Guwahati.

Things to do in Shillong

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls
Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians ©

2
nights
Guwahati

Guwahati ©
A place to engage with the culture of the northeast, Guwahati represents the largest city in the region, and acts as a stepping stone for wider explorations.
Appreciate the collections at The Maati Centre and Assam Rajyik State Museum. Visit Kamakhya Temple and ISKCON Guwahati for their historical value. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple, make a trip to Fancy Bazar, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Guwahati War Cemetery.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Guwahati trip maker .

Getting from Shillong to Guwahati by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Guwahati can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple ©
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple

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.
Visit Sarnath and Banaras Ghats for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ruchika Art Gallery and Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by The Bed Silk & Pashmina, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Varanasi travel website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Guwahati to Varanasi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, Varanasi is somewhat warmer than Guwahati - with highs of 45°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours Spas Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ruchika Art Gallery ©
Ruchika Art Gallery
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Ganges River
Ganges River

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
You'll explore and learn at Taj Gallery and U.P Handicrafts Development Center. Get some historical perspective at Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Take a break from Agra with a short trip to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Agra Art Gallery, and examine the collection at Taj Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Agra trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Varanasi to Agra in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April in Agra, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Humayun's Tomb and Akshardham. You'll explore and learn at Gandhi Smriti and Crafts Museum. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to India Gate, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Chandni Chowk.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi road trip planner.

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Jim Corbett National Park.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

2
nights
Jim Corbett National Park

The oldest national park in the country, Jim Corbett National Park brings in thousands of wildlife enthusiasts each year.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Mandir Temple and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Jim Corbett National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jim Corbett National Park trip planner.

Drive from New Delhi to Jim Corbett National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Jim Corbett National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Jim Corbett National Park
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Jim Corbett National Park ©
Jim Corbett National Park
Durga Mandir Temple ©
Durga Mandir Temple

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Swami Vivekanand Park. Har ki Pauri and Sri Chandramouleswara Swamy Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, and take in the pleasant sights at Birla Ghat.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rishikesh day trip tool .

Drive from Jim Corbett National Park to Rishikesh in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Haridwar
Highlights from your plan
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
River Rafting & Tubing
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get outdoors at Solang Valley and Vashisht Baths. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hidimba Devi Temple and Gayatri Temple. When in Manali, make a side trip to see Naggar Castle in Naggar, approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, and get engrossed in the history at International Roerich Memorial Trust.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Rishikesh to Manali in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Leh.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
Highlights from your plan
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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.
Head to Pashmina House and Tibetan Marketfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Little Paradise and Thiksey Monastery. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Prayer Wheel, and steep yourself in history at Basgo gompa.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Leh route builder .

You can drive from Manali to Leh in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Partition Museum and Pushpa Gujral Science City. Get some historical perspective at Harmandir Sahib and Gobindgarh Fort. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Amritsar online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Leh to Amritsar by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trip

Pushpa Gujral Science City
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
Spas

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Amber Palace and Brihaspati Dham Mandir are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at City Palace of Jaipur and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Jaipur Rugs Company Pvt. Ltd., surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the masterpieces at Gallery Artchill, and explore the galleries of Jitesh Arts.

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

You can fly from Amritsar to Jaipur in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amritsar in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 32°C in Jaipur. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ranthambore National Park.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

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Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park ©
Named for the historic fortress it contains, Ranthambore National Park remains one of the best places to view tigers in their natural jungle habitat.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then look for gifts at Village Women Craft.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ranthambore National Park day trip website .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Jaipur to Ranthambore National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Ranthambore National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Ranthambore Fort
Highlights from your plan
Ranthambore Fort ©
Ranthambore Fort
Village Women Craft ©
Village Women Craft

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore City Palace of Udaipur and Gothwal Art. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Pichola and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Udaipur Art Villa, take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Udaipur online visit planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ranthambore National Park to Udaipur. May in Udaipur sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Bagore Ki Haveli Museum ©
Bagore Ki Haveli Museum
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art

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nights
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Get some cultural insight at Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home and Calico Museum of Textiles. Shop till you drop at Ahmedabad One Mall and Ratios. When in Ahmedabad, make a side trip to see Lukshmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Kankaria Lake, contemplate the long history of Sidi Saeed Mosque, examine the collection at Auto World Vintage Car Museum, and delve into the distant past at Ambapur Stepwell.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ahmedabad online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Udaipur to Ahmedabad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Ahmedabad sees daily highs of 50°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Indore.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Lukshmi Vilas Palace
Highlights from your plan
Calico Museum of Textiles ©
Calico Museum of Textiles
Lukshmi Vilas Palace ©
Lukshmi Vilas Palace

3
nights
Indore

Indore ©
The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore blends its historic past with future-oriented modernization.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Khajrana Ganesh Mandir and Kanch Mandir. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shri Siddh Vijay Ganesh Mandir and Kaila Devi Temple. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sarafa Bazaar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Tirupati Balaji Mandir, don't miss a visit to Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga, and pause for some photo ops at Rajneet Hanuman Mandir.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Indore trip planner .

You can fly from Ahmedabad to Indore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ahmedabad in May, things will get slightly colder in Indore: highs are around 47°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Indore

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kaila Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir ©
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir
Shri Siddh Vijay Ganesh Mandir ©
Shri Siddh Vijay Ganesh Mandir
Sarafa Bazaar ©
Sarafa Bazaar

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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Get some historical perspective at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Shree Ayyappa Temple. Escape the urban bustle at Chowpatty Beach and Marine Drive. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Dharavi, hunt for treasures at Crawford Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banganga Tank, and get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Mumbai travel route builder tool .

Getting from Indore to Mumbai by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Indore in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mumbai: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

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