18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India travel planner

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Aurangabad
— 2 nights
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Shirdi
— 2 nights
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Mumbai
— 2 nights
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Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
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Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
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Chennai
— 2 nights
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Jaipur
— 2 nights
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Jaipur
— 3 nights
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Aurangabad

— 2 nights

City of Gates

A place of history, culture, and spiritualism, Aurangabad appeals to a growing number of pilgrims and tourists looking to get more out of their vacation in India.
On the 11th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Daulatabad Fort, Head underground at Ellora Caves, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Supari Hanuman Temple, explore the fascinating underground world of Aurangabad Caves, then admire the landmark architecture of Bibi Ka Maqbara, and finally explore the activities along Panchakki (Water Mill).

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Aurangabad online journey maker.

New Delhi to Aurangabad is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in February, things will get a bit warmer in Aurangabad: highs are around 38°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Shirdi.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:

Shirdi

— 2 nights
The small town of Shirdi remains a popular pilgrimage destination, best known as the place where Sai Baba, a 19th-century spiritual guru, lived his later years.
On the 13th (Sat), examine the collection at Dixit Wada Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dwarkamai Masjid, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Upasani Kanyakumari Sthan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khandoba Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maruti Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Baba's Chavadi.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Shirdi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Aurangabad to Shirdi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mumbai.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:

Mumbai

— 2 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, then take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and finally steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then get outside with Marine Drive, and then take in the architecture and design of St. Xavier's College.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mumbai trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Shirdi to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In February in Mumbai, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Mumbai

Tours · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:

Mahabalipuram

— 2 nights
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE. The structures showcase the decoration and form of early Dravidian architecture, and their distinctive designs, striking coloration, and scale still create an evocative atmosphere when studied closely and when seen as a whole.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology as well as Mumu Surf School. On the 17th (Wed), see Mumu Surf School. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram trip planner.

Fly from Mumbai to Mahabalipuram in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 19th (Fri), you're off to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Adventure · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:

Mahabalipuram

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pancha Rathas, Monuments at Mahabalipuram and Shore Temple. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Bhima Ratha, admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Tiger Cave, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Mahabalipuram online travel planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 20:

Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

— 1 night

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mahabalipuram to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In February in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chennai.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 21:

Chennai

— 2 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Theosophical Society, VGP Snow Kingdom, San Thome Church, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annai Vailankanni Church, and see the interesting displays at Live Art Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chennai journey site.

Traveling by flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Chennai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly to Jaipur.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 23:

Jaipur

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the striking features of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), then look for all kinds of wild species at Elefantastic, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Satyam Silver, brush up on your military savvy at Nahargarh Fort, then steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Jaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chennai in February, with highs in Jaipur at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:

Jaipur

— 3 nights

Pink City

Spend the 28th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Explore Jaipur further: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, look for gifts at Royal Spices And Tea, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jaipur sightseeing tool.

Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:

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.

Tamil Nadu travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Land of Tamils
Home to a Tamil population that speaks one of the world's oldest languages, the state of Tamil Nadu appeals to tourists with its many Hindu temples, beach resorts, charming hill stations, and World Heritage Sites. Several major civilizations have thrived in this area over the last 2,000 years, including the famous Chola, Chera, Pallava, and Pandya. Today, a trip to Tamil Nadu reveals its unique heritage blending elements of all the cultures that lived and died here, leaving their mark on the area's cuisine, music, religious traditions, and literature. In an ancient land steeped in history, state capital Chennai serves as a modern and convenient tourist base, providing great shopping, dining, and entertainment options.