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.
For shopping fun, head to The Great India Place or Select Citywalk. Step off the beaten path and head to Hauz Khas Village and DLF Mall Of India. Go for a jaunt from New Delhi to Gurugram (Gurgaon) to see Ambience Mall about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, hunt for treasures at Chandni Chowk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lodhi Garden, and enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi day trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New Delhi. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like International Roerich Memorial Trust and Hidimba Devi Temple. Explore hidden gems such as Rohtang Pass and Manu Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manali: Naggar Castle (in Naggar) and Kullu (Hot Water Spring & Gauri Shankar Temple). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Gulaba, fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali trip planning app .

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 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

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.
Shop till you drop at Life and Leaf Fair Trade Shop and Chandulal's. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Mahakal Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Sangacholing Monastery (in Pelling) and Tashiding Monastery (in Yuksom). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, experience rural life at Happy Valley Tea Estate, take in the awesome beauty at Kangchenjunga, and don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling trip builder tool .

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 January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can 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.
Explore hidden gems such as MG Marg and Hanuman Tok. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Golden Tips and Golden Tips Tea Shop. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, get to know the resident critters at Himalayan Zoological Park, get great views at Ganesh Tok View Point, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ranka Monastery.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gangtok trip planner .

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Park Street and Howrah Bridge. Head to Quest Mall and New Marketfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: see where the action happens at Eden Gardens, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), don't miss a visit to Mother House, and browse the different shops at South City Mall.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) day 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 January in Kolkata (Calcutta), expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) 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.
Old Goa and Fontainhas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Sheek Emporium and Margao Market. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mandrem Beach, practice your aim at Milsim Goa Paintball, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vagator Beach, and don't miss a visit to Tomb of St. Francis Xavier.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Goa tour itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Goa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Goa is a bit warmer than Kolkata (Calcutta) - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Indore.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at C21 Malls and then make a trip to Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Indore trip itinerary 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 a bit cooler weather when traveling from Goa in January: highs in Indore hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nariman Point and Phoenix Marketcity. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colaba and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Step out of Mumbai to go to Alibaug and see Nagaon Beach, which is approximately 9h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Charagh Din Shirts, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, browse the different shops at Oberoi Mall, and enjoy the sand and surf at Juhu Beach.

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Fly from Indore to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Indore in January; daily highs in Mumbai reach 36°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough 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.
City Palace of Udaipur and Ekling Ji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gothwal Art and Forum Celebration Mall. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Little Armani, admire the striking features of Jagmandir, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Srinathji Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Udaipur trip planner.

You can fly from Mumbai to Udaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in February, things will get a bit cooler in Udaipur: highs are around 32°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Shopping Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
S. Naaz Art Emporium ©
S. Naaz Art Emporium
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur

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.
Do your shopping at New Maharaja Gem Palace and The Gem Palace. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Heritage Textiles and Akee International. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, learn about all things military at Nahargarh Fort, contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, and stop by Akriti Jewellers.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jaipur online tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Jaipur sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Marble Handicrafts Agra and Mughal Carpet. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Gem Jewellery and Handicraft Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, and stop by Unique Handicrafts.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Agra trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Agra, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can 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.
Head to Karan Jewellers and Kuberfor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Khajuraho and Chitragupta Temple. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Kandariya Mahadev Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lakshmi Temple, get some fabulous bargains at Khajuraho's Textile & Looms, and admire the engineering at Gangau Dam.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Khajuraho trip planner .

You can fly from Agra to Khajuraho in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can 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 27th (Thu): stop by The Bed Silk & Pashmina, don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, then don't miss a visit to Banaras Ghats, then explore the activities along Ganges River, and finally make a trip to Sarnath. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): stop by Baba Black Sheep, then don't miss a visit to Assi Ghat, and then look for gifts at Gupta International.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Varanasi trip builder app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Khajuraho to Varanasi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow 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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