21 days in India Itinerary

21 days in India Itinerary

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21 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Leh
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and contemplate the long history of India Gate.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New Delhi. In November, daytime highs in New Delhi are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Basgo gompa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Phyang Monastery, and then examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

Before you visit Leh, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, walk around Thekkady Rose Park, get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, and take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady visit planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Thekkady in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam to see Marari Beach about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Kerala Folklore Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Raj Bhavan and then appreciate the history behind Gateway of India. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Mumbai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in November since evenings lows in Mumbai dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then appreciate the history behind Jaswant Thada.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Jodhpur trip planning website .

Getting from Mumbai to Jodhpur by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: high temperatures in Jodhpur hover around 32°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Jaswant Thada ©
Jaswant Thada

1
night
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Pichola, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Udaipur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Udaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Parks Nature
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

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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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Amber Palace, explore the world behind art at Jitesh Arts, identify plant and animal life at EleSafari, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

Planning Jaipur trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, and look for gifts at Rajrani Souvenirs.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Agra tour builder website .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Agra are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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