21 days in India Itinerary

21 days in India Itinerary

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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
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Digha
— 2 nights
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Drive to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Fly to Bagdogra Airport, Drive to Kalimpong
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Kalimpong
— 2 nights
Drive
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Darjeeling
— 3 nights
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Jaipur
— 2 nights
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Agra
— 2 nights
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New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly to Kochi, Taxi to Munnar
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Munnar
— 3 nights
Taxi to Kochi, Fly to Chennai

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

— 2 nights

City of Joy

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
On the 26th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dakshineswar Kali Temple, snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, then see where the action happens at Eden Gardens, and finally make a trip to College Street (Boi Para). On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), then see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, then take a stroll through Park Street, and finally make a trip to Mother House.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) online itinerary planner.

Chennai to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai in December, expect Kolkata (Calcutta) to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Digha.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Digha

— 2 nights
Digha is a seaside resort town in the state of West Bengal, India. Udaipur Beach has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): kick back and relax at Digha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Udaipur Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Talseri Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandaneswar Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Digha trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Digha in 29.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for Kalimpong on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Digha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

Kalimpong

— 2 nights
Set high upon a ridge above the Teesta River and deep within the Himalayas, the bustling bazaar town of Kalimpong draws a strong contingent of visitors with its nearby attractions, temperate climate, and mountain scenery.
On the 1st (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Pine View Nursery, then gain insight at Dr. Graham's Homes, and then don't miss a visit to Deolo Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangal Dham Pranami Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tendong Hill, then take in the awesome beauty at Samdruptse Hill, and finally get great views at 7th Mile View Point.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kalimpong trip itinerary builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Digha to Kalimpong. December in Kalimpong sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

Darjeeling

— 3 nights

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 3rd (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Tiger Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, then get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and finally deepen your understanding at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Batasia Loop, take in the awesome beauty at Kangchenjunga, then take in the exciting artwork at Ava Art Gallery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Darjeeling trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kalimpong to Darjeeling takes 2 hours. January in Darjeeling sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Jaipur.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:

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 5th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors) and then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, and finally look for gifts at Royal Spices And Tea.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jaipur tour planning site.

Traveling by flight from Darjeeling to Jaipur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

Agra

— 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cox & Queen Travel Private Day Tours. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): do sightseeing your way with Cox & Queen Travel Private Day Tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra online trip builder.

You can fly from Jaipur to Agra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Jaipur, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Agra, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Tours
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

New Delhi

— 3 nights
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, make a trip to India Gate, take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read New Delhi sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

Munnar

— 3 nights

Southern Spice

Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
On the 13th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar road trip planning app.

Getting from New Delhi to Munnar by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in January, expect Munnar to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

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.