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
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Jaisalmer
— 1 night
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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
Unknown
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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.
On the 8th (Sun), make a trip to Agra Fort, then make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Jodha Bai's Palace, make a trip to Diwan-I-Khas, then don't miss a visit to Lotus Throne, then steep yourself in history at Saha Burj, and finally admire the striking features of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Agra visit planner.

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 difference when traveling from Washington DC to Agra is 10.5 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in March, expect Agra to be warmer, temps between 87°F and 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight 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 10th (Tue): take a memorable excursion with The Rustic Paths, steep yourself in history at Amber Palace, then stroll through Elefriend, and finally look for gifts at Channi Carpets & Textiles. On your second day here, see Off-Road Tours, browse the exhibits of City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and finally stroll through EleSafari.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur route builder website.

Fly from Agra to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Leh.
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Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): Head underground at Saspol Caves, appreciate the views at Zanskar the Virgin Valley, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chemre Gompa Monastery, and finally stop by De Pashmina Emporium. Here are some ideas for day two: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Circuit.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Leh trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Jaipur to Leh in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Jaisalmer.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the activities along Amar Sagar Lake, see Off-Road Tours, and then look for gifts at Ashok Shanti Jewellers.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Jaisalmer tour planning site.

You can fly from Leh to Jaisalmer in 20.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Darjeeling.
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Shopping · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 15:

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 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Darjeeling online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jaisalmer to Darjeeling takes 18 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. March in Darjeeling sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 61°F at night. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Thekkady.
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Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:

Thekkady — 3 nights

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Get outdoors at Green Park Spices Thekkady and Elephant Junction. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Chellarcovil View Point. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Periyar National Park, experience rural life at Spice Walk, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and stroll through Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady sightseeing planner.

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. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Goa.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:

Goa — 3 nights

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arossim Beach and Arambol Mountain. Step out of the city life by going to Cansaulim Beach and Agonda Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Keri Beach (Querim Beach), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Our Lady of Assumption Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mobor Beach, and explore the activities along Paliem Sweet Water Lake.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Goa trip site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Goa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March in Goa, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 81°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Neil Island.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:

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 23rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sitapur Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Neil Island Jetty, kick back and relax at Bharatpur Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laxmanpur Beach, and finally take in the views from Howrah Bridge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Neil Island trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Goa to Neil Island with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Havelock Island.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 24:

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 24th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Radhanagar Beach and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Plan trip to Havelock Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Travel from Neil Island to Havelock Island in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 24:

India travel guide

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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.
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