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
Fly
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, then admire the striking features of Agra Fort, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Jodha Bai's Palace, make a trip to Lotus Throne, don't miss a visit to Diwan-I-Khas, then contemplate the long history of Saha Burj, and finally make a trip to Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Agra tour itinerary 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Agra. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in March; daily highs in Agra reach 87°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elefriend, stroll through EleSafari, then contemplate the long history of Amber Palace, and finally see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable excursion with The Rustic Paths, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Govind Dev Ji Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip builder site.

Getting from Agra to Jaipur by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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 15th (Sun) so you can fly to Leh.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wildlife
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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 16th (Mon), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Circuit. On the next day, stop by De Pashmina Emporium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chemre Gompa Monastery, then appreciate the views at Zanskar the Virgin Valley, and finally Head underground at Saspol Caves.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Leh itinerary planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Leh by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough 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.
On the 19th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Amar Sagar Lake, then see Off-Road Tours, and then look for gifts at Ashok Shanti Jewellers.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jaisalmer driving holiday planner.

Fly from Leh to Jaisalmer in 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Darjeeling.
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Find places to stay Mar 18 — 19:

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.
On the 20th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Darjeeling trip planner.

Fly from Jaisalmer to Darjeeling in 18 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 20th (Fri) 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.
Get in touch with nature at Green Park Spices Thekkady and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Explore hidden gems such as Elephant Junction and Spice Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thekkady: Pattumala Matha Church (in Vagamon) and Parunthumpara (in Peermade). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Periyar Tiger Reserve, look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady trip builder app.

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 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.
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Goa — 3 nights

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Visiting Arossim Beach and Cansaulim Beach will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Keri Beach (Querim Beach) and Betalbatim Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach, trek along Arambol Mountain, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mobor Beach, and get in on the excitement at Milsim Goa Paintball.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Goa online holiday maker.

Getting from Thekkady to Goa by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, daytime highs in Goa are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Neil Island.
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Find places to stay Mar 23 — 26:

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 27th (Fri): kick back and relax at Sitapur Beach, take in the waterfront at Neil Island Jetty, then kick back and relax at Bharatpur Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Laxmanpur Beach, and finally take in the views from Howrah Bridge.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Neil Island trip itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Goa to Neil Island with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Havelock Island.
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Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): kick back and relax at Radhanagar Beach and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Havelock Island journey planner.

Getting from Neil Island to Havelock Island by journey takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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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