27 days in India Itinerary

27 days in India Itinerary

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Thrissur
— 3 nights
Bus
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Thekkady
— 4 nights
Taxi to Kochi, Fly to Jaisalmer
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Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly
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Agra
— 3 nights
Train to New Delhi, Fly to Leh
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Leh
— 4 nights
Drive
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Manali
— 5 nights
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Thrissur — 3 nights

One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Athirappilly Water Falls and Ilanjippara Waterfall. Get in touch with nature at Charpa Waterfall and Pattathipara Waterfall. Change things up with a short trip to Vazhachal Falls in Athirappilly (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple and admire the engineering at Chimmony Dam.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Thrissur trip planning tool.

Washington DC, USA to Thrissur is an approximately 168-hour travel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Thrissur. In July, daily temperatures in Thrissur can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Thekkady.
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Thekkady — 4 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 Elephant Junction and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Visiting Green Park Spices Thekkady and Periyar Tiger Reserve forest will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Periyar National Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Thekkady vacation maker.

You can take a bus from Thrissur to Thekkady in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jaisalmer.
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Jaisalmer — 2 nights

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 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temples, see Off-Road Tours, look for gifts at Jai Shankar Handicrafts, then take an in-depth tour of Jaisalmer War Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tazia Tower. On the next day, take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jaisalmer road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Jaisalmer in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Jaipur.
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Jaipur — 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ele Experience Farm and Safaris. Get outdoors at Elephant Joy and Off-Road Tours. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at EleJaipur, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and make a short side trip with The Rustic Paths.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Jaipur holiday site.

Fly from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Agra.
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Agra — 3 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Explore hidden gems such as Rail Tours and Anguri Bagh. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, stop by Nakkashi Gems And Handicrafts By Praval Jain, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Akbar the Great, and make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Jaipur to Agra in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Leh.
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Leh — 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nubra Valley and Zanskar the Virgin Valley. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Panamic Hot Sulphur Springs. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Circuit, admire the striking features of Matho Gompa, and stop by De Pashmina Emporium.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Leh trip maker site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.
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Manali — 5 nights

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beas Kund and International Roerich Memorial Trust. Get in touch with nature at Vashisht Baths and Bhrigu Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Manali: Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery (in Kullu) and The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm (in Haripur). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Rahala Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Keylong, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and Head underground at Arjun Gufa.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Leh to Manali takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow 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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