20 days in India Itinerary

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Fly to Delhi, Train to Agra
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Agra
— 2 nights
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Jaipur
— 2 nights
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Leh
— 3 nights
Fly
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Jaisalmer
— 1 night
Fly
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Darjeeling
— 1 night
Fly to Kochi, Taxi to Thekkady
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Thekkady
— 3 nights
Taxi to Kochi, Fly to Goa
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Goa
— 3 nights
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Neil Island
— 1 day
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Havelock Island
— 1 night
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Agra — 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mina Masjid, then admire the striking features of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, then steep yourself in history at Saha Burj, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Anguri Bagh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): make a trip to Jodha Bai's Palace, don't miss a visit to Diwan-I-Khas, don't miss a visit to Lotus Throne, then look for gifts at The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Agra day trip app.

Washington DC, USA to Agra is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 10.5 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in March, with highs in Agra at 87°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to fly to Jaipur.
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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 20th (Fri): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, tour the pleasant surroundings at EleSafari, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elefriend, and finally contemplate the long history of Jal Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, make a short side trip with The Rustic Paths, and then get a dose of the wild on Elephant Joy.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Jaipur are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly to Leh.
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Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:

Leh — 3 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.
On the 22nd (Sun), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then explore the fascinating underground world of Saspol Caves. On the next day, appreciate the views at Zanskar the Virgin Valley, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Leh travel site.

You can fly from Jaipur to Leh in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can fly to Jaisalmer.
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Find places to stay Mar 21 — 24:

Jaisalmer — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): look for gifts at Ashok Shanti Jewellers, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then explore the activities along Amar Sagar Lake.

To see maps and other tourist information, go to the Jaisalmer planning site.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Jaisalmer takes 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly to Darjeeling.
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Find places to stay Mar 24 — 25:

Darjeeling — 1 night

Queen of the Hills

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling trip builder site.

Getting from Jaisalmer to Darjeeling by flight takes about 18 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Thekkady.
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Thekkady — 3 nights

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Green Park Spices Thekkady and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Escape the urban bustle at Periyar National Park and Elephant Junction. There's still lots to do: stroll through Periyar Tiger Reserve, experience rural life at Spice Walk, take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, and explore the activities along Periyar Lake.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Darjeeling to Thekkady takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Goa.
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Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29:

Goa — 3 nights

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Step out of the city life by going to Arossim Beach and Keri Beach (Querim Beach). Discover out-of-the-way places like Cansaulim Beach and Arambol Mountain. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Betalbatim Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Mahalasa Narayani Prasanna, stroll through Agonda Beach, and get your game on at Milsim Goa Paintball.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Goa online trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Goa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Neil Island.
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Neil Island — 1 day

Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Neil Island, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its green landscape and coral reefs.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Sitapur Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Neil Island Jetty, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bharatpur Beach, then kick back and relax at Laxmanpur Beach, and finally take in the views from Howrah Bridge.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Neil Island day trip website.

Explore your travel options from Goa to Neil Island with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Havelock Island.
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Havelock Island — 1 night

Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
On the 3rd (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Radhanagar Beach and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Havelock Island attractions planner.

Traveling by journey from Neil Island to Havelock Island takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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India travel guide

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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.
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