29 days in India Itinerary

29 days in India Itinerary

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Fly
1
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Haridwar
— 1 night
Fly to Kochi, Taxi to Thekkady
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly
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Agra
— 3 nights
Drive
9
New Delhi
— 5 nights
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Leh

— 4 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Change things up with these side-trips from Leh: Hemis Monastery (in Hemis), Alchi Monastery (in Alchi) and Likir Gompa (in Likir). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum, appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, and don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Leh attractions planner.

New York City, USA to Leh is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Leh is 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Haridwar.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:

Haridwar

— 1 night

Gateway to Gods

An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
You've now added Daksheshwar Mahadev to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daksheshwar Mahadev, then admire the natural beauty at Swami Vivekanand Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamraj-ki-Kali Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Haridwar online travel planner.

You can fly from Leh to Haridwar in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

Thekkady

— 3 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, experience rural life at Spice Cloud, stop by Green Land Spice Garden, and see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Haridwar to Thekkady takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 3 nights

Evergreen City of India

Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Change things up with a short trip to Kovalam Beach in Kovalam (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, find something for the whole family at Magic Planet Theme Park, take in the awesome beauty at Agastya Mala, and don't miss a visit to Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In August in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Mumbai.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:

Mumbai

— 2 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, head outdoors with Marine Drive, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai road trip planner.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Mumbai by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August in Mumbai, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

Udaipur

— 2 nights

Venice of the East

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 30th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, browse the exhibits of City Palace of Udaipur, then stop by Gothwal Art, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, then don't miss a visit to Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Udaipur driving holiday planner.

Getting from Mumbai to Udaipur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Udaipur, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Jaipur

— 3 nights

Pink City

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Amber Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, brush up on your military savvy at Nahargarh Fort, and look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Jaipur driving holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

Agra

— 3 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, contemplate the long history of Saha Burj, stop by Rajrani Souvenir Store, and stroll through Wildlife SoS Bear Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Agra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

New Delhi

— 5 nights
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, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, contemplate the long history of India Gate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and admire the natural beauty at Akshardham.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read New Delhi trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in New Delhi are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 11:

India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.