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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hauz Khas Village and India Gate. Step off the beaten path and head to The Great India Place and Gandhi Smriti. Get out of town with these interesting New Delhi side-trips: DLF Mall Of India (in Noida) and Ambience Mall (in Gurugram (Gurgaon)). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, steep yourself in history at Red Fort (Lal Quila), and browse the different shops at Select Citywalk.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read New Delhi driving holiday planning site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to New Delhi. In November, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at International Roerich Memorial Trust and Manu Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Naggar Castle and Hidimba Devi Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Manali side-trips: Kullu (Hot Water Spring & Gauri Shankar Temple). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib, stroll through Solang Nullah, and get great views at Gulaba.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Manali road trip app .

You can fly from New Delhi to Manali in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kullu, Rohtang Pass, Naggar Castle
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Mahakal Temple. Get some cultural insight at Japanese Peace Pagoda and Pemayangtse Monastery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darjeeling: Sangacholing Monastery (in Pelling) and Tashiding Monastery (in Yuksom). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kangchenjunga, stop by Life and Leaf Fair Trade Shop, experience rural life at Happy Valley Tea Estate, and make a trip to Batasia Loop.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Darjeeling sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Manali to Darjeeling in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. November in Darjeeling sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at MG Marg and Hanuman Tok. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ranka Monastery and Nathula. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, take some stellar pictures from Ganesh Tok View Point, and gain insight at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gangtok trip planner .

You can drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Himalayan Zoological Park
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Ranka Monastery ©
Ranka 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Park Street and South City Mall. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Howrah Bridge and South Park Street Cemetery. There's still lots to do: catch a live event at Eden Gardens, see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, shop like a local with New Market, and buy something for everyone on your list at Quest Mall.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) vacation planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gangtok to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Goa and Tomb of St. Francis Xavier. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sheek Emporium and Morjim Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Mandrem Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Sinquerim Beach, stop by Shamrock Jewellers, and wander the streets of Fontainhas.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Goa journey maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Goa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December since evenings lows in Goa dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Indore.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Utorda Beach ©
Utorda Beach
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.
On the 18th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khajrana Ganesh Mandir, browse the different shops at Treasure Island Mall, then browse the different shops at Next Treasure Island, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Sarafa Bazaar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at C21 Malls and then make a trip to Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Indore trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Goa to Indore takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Goa in December since evenings lows in Indore dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nariman Point and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Colaba and Charagh Din Shirts. Change things up with a short trip to Nagaon Beach in Alibaug (about 8h 15 min away). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Phoenix Marketcity, make a trip to Marine Drive, wander the streets of Dharavi, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mumbai, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Indore to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Indore in December, with highs in Mumbai at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (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.
Explore hidden gems such as Gothwal Art and S. Naaz Art Emporium. For shopping fun, head to Little Armani or KK Art School. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, and appreciate the history behind Chetak Smarak.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Udaipur itinerary planner .

Fly from Mumbai to Udaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: high temperatures in Udaipur hover around 29°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can 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.
Head to New Maharaja Gem Palace and Heritage Textilesfor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Akee International and Royal Spices And Tea. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, and stop by Concept French Jewellery Boutique.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jaipur journey builder site .

Fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Jaipur are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Gem Jewellery and Handicraft Gallery. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, contemplate the long history of Saha Burj, look for gifts at Unique Handicrafts, and explore the galleries of Taj Gallery.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Agra trip planner .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Jaipur in January, expect nights in Agra to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough 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
Marble Handicrafts Agra ©
Marble Handicrafts Agra

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Khajuraho and Matangeshwara Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Kandariya Mahadev Temple and Lakshmana Temple. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaman Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Devi Jagdamba Temple, get some fabulous bargains at Khajuraho's Textile & Looms, and admire the engineering at Gangau Dam.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Khajuraho sightseeing tool .

You can fly from Agra to Khajuraho in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at The Bed Silk & Pashmina, don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banaras Ghats, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarnath. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Baba Black Sheep, then don't miss a visit to Assi Ghat, and then stop by Gupta International.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Varanasi trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Khajuraho to Varanasi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Varanasi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time 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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