21 days in India Itinerary

21 days in India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India travel route planner

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Mumbai
— 2 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
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Chennai
— 2 nights
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New Delhi
— 14 nights

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Mumbai

— 2 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banganga Tank, get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, and finally pause for some photo ops at Naval Uprising Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): cruise along Marine Drive, then admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mumbai trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. October in Mumbai sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can fly to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

Kochi (Cochin)

— 2 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, then deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then wander the streets of Jew Town, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mumbai in October: highs in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly to Chennai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:

Chennai

— 2 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, then get in on the family fun at VGP Snow Kingdom, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirdi Sai Baba Temple.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chennai trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Chennai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in October, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly to New Delhi.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Tours · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:

New Delhi

— 14 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.
Kids will enjoy Humayun's Tomb and Akshardham. Get a sense of the local culture at India Gate and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Change things up with these side-trips from New Delhi: Noida (Jain Temple & TerraQuest Expeditions). Spend the 23rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), and admire the natural beauty at Lodhi Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi travel route planning website.

Fly from Chennai to New Delhi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 69°F in New Delhi.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 21 — Nov 4:

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.