20 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

20 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

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Fly to Chennai International Airport, Drive to Mahabalipuram
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Mahabalipuram, India
— 3 nights
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Drive to Chennai International Airport, Fly to Paro Airport, Drive to Punakha
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Punakha, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Fly to Delhi, Train to Agra
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Agra, India
— 2 nights
Train to Gandhinagar Jpr, Fly to Udaipur
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Udaipur, India
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jodhpur, India
— 1 night
Drive
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Jaisalmer, India
— 3 nights
Fly
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Jaipur, India
— 5 nights
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Mahabalipuram, India

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monuments at Mahabalipuram and India Seashell Museum. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, and explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave.

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

Washington, USA to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington to Mahabalipuram due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in February, things will get much hotter in Mahabalipuram: highs are around 89°F and lows about 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Punakha.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 2:

Punakha, Bhutan

— 2 nights
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi Lhakhang Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Punakha planning app.

Explore your travel options from Mahabalipuram to Punakha with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Mahabalipuram to Punakha. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 4:

Agra, India

— 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then examine the collection at Imperial Wax Museum.

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Getting from Punakha to Agra by combination of flight and train takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Bhutan Time (BTT) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 0.5 hours. March in Agra sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 6:

Udaipur, India

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, admire the landmark architecture of City Palace of Udaipur, and then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then explore the activities along Lake Pichola.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Udaipur online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Udaipur in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums · Spas · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:

Jodhpur, India

— 1 night

Sun City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, then revel in the low prices at Ganesh Handicrafts, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well).

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur trip maker site.

You can drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Jodhpur can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 9:

Jaisalmer, India

— 3 nights

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Jain Temples and Sonee Art Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Jaisalmer War Museum and Off-Road Tours. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tanot Mata Temple, stop by Desert Art Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaisalmer trip planning website.

Getting from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:

Jaipur, India

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nahargarh Fort and Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre. Get a sense of the local culture at Amber Palace and Spas. There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Brihaspati Dham Mandir, step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, and admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Jaipur tour planner.

You can fly from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in March, and nighttime lows around 63°F. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 17:

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.

Bhutan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Sacred & Religious Sites
Last Shangrila
Thanks to its location in the Himalayas, tiny Bhutan's main tourist attraction is its stunning natural scenery. The last of the world's Buddhist kingdoms, this mountainous country boasts stretches of fertile land and a small population surviving on subsistence farming. Visitors seeking culturally enriching experiences take a trip to Bhutan to discover a mysterious and magic mountain kingdom where traditional Buddhism slowly and carefully accepts the developments of the modern world. Popular things to do in this "Last Shangrila" include bird-watching, hiking, and biking through some of the planet's least-spoiled wilderness areas, where commercial tourism still seems a concept from a distant future.