60 days in India Itinerary

60 days in India Itinerary

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60 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h
3
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Gangtok
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
6
Goa
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
7
Indore
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
8
Mumbai
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h
9
Udaipur
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
10
Jaipur
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Agra
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h
12
Khajuraho
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
13
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hauz Khas Village and DLF Mall Of India. Head to The Great India Place and Craft Housefor some retail therapy. When in New Delhi, make a side trip to see Ambience Mall in Gurugram (Gurgaon), approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, make a trip to Red Fort (Lal Quila), and admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our New Delhi online journey planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New Delhi. In May, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Noida, Ambience Mall
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
The Great India Place ©
The Great India Place
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Do some cultural sightseeing at International Roerich Memorial Trust and Naggar Castle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rohtang Pass and Hot Water Spring. When in Manali, make a side trip to see Gauri Shankar Temple in Kullu, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, hit the slopes at Solang Nullah, take some stellar pictures from Gulaba, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Manali trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Manali takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kullu, Naggar Castle, Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle

2
nights
Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Life and Leaf Fair Trade Shop and Chandulal's. Step off the beaten path and head to Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Japanese Peace Pagoda. Venture out of the city with trips to Tashiding Monastery (in Yuksom) and Sangacholing Monastery (in Pelling). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain, make a trip to Batasia Loop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, and admire the natural beauty at Tea Garden.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Darjeeling online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Manali to Darjeeling takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Sangacholing Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery, Tashiding Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple

4
nights
Gangtok

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.
Get some cultural insight at MG Marg and Enchey Monastery. Step off the beaten path and head to Ranka Monastery and Flower Exhibition Centre. There's much more to do: make a trip to Hanuman Tok, steep yourself in history at Nathula Pass, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, and look for gifts at Golden Tips.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok online trip builder .

You can drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Ranka Monastery ©
Ranka Monastery
Enchey Monastery ©
Enchey Monastery

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Park Street and South Park Street Cemetery. For shopping fun, head to Quest Mall or South City Mall. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Eden Gardens, look for gifts at Sunshine, get engrossed in the history at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and shop like a local with New Market.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Gangtok to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Park Street ©
Park Street
Quest Mall ©
Quest Mall
South Park Street Cemetery ©
South Park Street Cemetery

8
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mandrem Beach and Arambol Beach. Old Goa and Tomb of St. Francis Xavier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Sheek Emporium, get your game on at Milsim Goa Paintball, stroll through Morjim Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cola Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Goa trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Goa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta), expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Goa, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Indore.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sheek Emporium ©
Sheek Emporium
Old Goa ©
Old Goa
Mandrem Beach ©
Mandrem Beach

2
nights
Indore

Indore ©
The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore blends its historic past with future-oriented modernization.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khajrana Ganesh Mandir, buy something for everyone on your list at Treasure Island Mall, then buy something for everyone on your list at Next Treasure Island, and finally hunt for treasures at Sarafa Bazaar. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at C21 Malls and then make a trip to Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Indore day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Goa to Indore takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Goa in June: highs in Indore hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Indore

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sarafa Bazaar ©
Sarafa Bazaar
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir ©
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir
Treasure Island Mall ©
Treasure Island Mall

6
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
For shopping fun, head to Charagh Din Shirts or Satguru's Arts. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nariman Point and Colaba Causeway. Go for a jaunt from Mumbai to Alibaug to see Nagaon Beach about 9h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Colaba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, and steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mumbai online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Indore to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Mumbai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Shopping Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nagaon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nariman Point
Nariman Point
Colaba ©
Colaba
Charagh Din Shirts ©
Charagh Din Shirts

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ekling Ji Temple and Little Armani. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gothwal Art and Forum Celebration Mall. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of City Palace of Udaipur, look for gifts at Henna by Madan, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and shop like a local with Shilpgram.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Udaipur trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Mumbai to Udaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in June, expect nights in Udaipur to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Shopping Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like New Maharaja Gem Palace and Akee International. Head to Heritage Textiles and Akriti Jewellersfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, stop by Royal Spices And Tea, don't miss a visit to City Palace of Jaipur, and steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Jaipur visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Jaipur sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

6
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Saket Mall. Head to Marble Handicrafts Agra and Sanskriti's Imperial Gemsfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, see the interesting displays at Spiritual Museum, contemplate the long history of Shah Burj, and take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Agra sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Spiritual Museum ©
Spiritual Museum

3
nights
Khajuraho

Khajuraho ©
Most visitors come to Khajuraho to see the 1,000-year-old erotic rock carvings at a cluster of World Heritage-listed Hindu and Jain temples.
Shop till you drop at Karan Jewellers and Kuber. Get a sense of the local culture at Khajuraho and Matangeshwara Temple. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Kandariya Mahadev Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chitragupta Temple, admire the engineering at Gangau Dam, and revel in the low prices at Khajuraho's Textile & Looms.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Khajuraho travel site .

Traveling by flight from Agra to Khajuraho takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Devi Jagdamba Temple ©
Devi Jagdamba Temple
Khajuraho ©
Khajuraho
Vaman Temple ©
Vaman Temple

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stop by The Bed Silk & Pashmina, don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, make a trip to Banaras Ghats, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, and finally make a trip to Sarnath. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Baba Black Sheep, then make a trip to Assi Ghat, and then stop by Gupta International.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Varanasi trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Khajuraho to Varanasi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July in Varanasi, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Shopping Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Bed Silk & Pashmina ©
The Bed Silk & Pashmina
Banaras Ghats ©
Banaras Ghats
Sarnath ©
Sarnath

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