29 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

29 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia vacation builder
Make it your trip
Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Bhuj
1
Bhuj, India
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Diu, India
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Udaipur, India
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Jodhpur, India
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Jaisalmer, India
— 4 nights
Fly
6
Jaipur, India
— 5 nights
Fly
7
Agra, India
— 3 nights
Train to New Delhi Station, Fly to Punakha
8
Punakha, Bhutan
— 3 nights
+2
Drive to Paro Airport, Fly to Chennai International Airport, Drive to Mahabalipuram
9
Mahabalipuram, India
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

Bhuj, India — 2 nights

Established long ago as an important regional city, Bhuj has had to rebuild on several occasions due to devastating earthquakes destroying its temples, palaces, and residential areas.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Siddha Shree Dhoramnath Monastery and then admire nature's extreme beauty at White Desert Of Kutch. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Bharatiya Sanskruti Darshan Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bhuj trip maker website.

Washington DC, USA to Bhuj is an approximately 31-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time is 10.5 hours. When traveling from Washington DC in December, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Bhuj: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Diu.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Diu, India — 2 nights

The main town on the island of the same name, Diu connects to the south coast of Gujurat by bridge.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): go for a walk through INS Khukri Memorial and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangeshwar Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Diu Fort.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Diu road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bhuj to Diu in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Udaipur.
more
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

Udaipur, India — 3 nights

Venice of the East

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shri Ekling Ji Temple and Spas. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like City Palace of Udaipur and Gothwal Art. When in Udaipur, make a side trip to see Rakht-Talai (Haldighati) in Nathdwara, approximately Nathdwara away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Maharana Pratap Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, and explore the activities along Lake Pichola.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Udaipur online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Diu to Udaipur in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in January, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jodhpur.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

Jodhpur, India — 2 nights

Sun City

The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Ganesh Handicrafts, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then examine the collection at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Jodhpur day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Jodhpur, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Jaisalmer.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

Jaisalmer, India — 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jaisalmer War Museum and Desert Art Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tanot Mata Temple and Jain Temples. Spend the 12th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort, view the masterpieces at Sonee Art Gallery, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaisalmer road trip site.

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Jaipur.
more
Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:

Jaipur, India — 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nahargarh Fort and Jaigarh Fort. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Albert Hall Museum and Pratap Celebrity Wax Museum Jaipur. Spend the 15th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Amber Palace, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate the long history of Jal Mahal.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur online journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Jaisalmer to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can fly to Agra.
more
Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:

Agra, India — 3 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 18th (Mon), take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then stop by Taj Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Jama Masjid, and then see the interesting displays at Imperial Wax Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Agra tour itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Jaipur to Agra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Jaipur in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Agra: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Punakha.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:

Punakha, Bhutan — 3 nights

The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
On the 21st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Punakha Suspension Bridge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Punakha sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Punakha takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Agra to Punakha. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Mahabalipuram.
more
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

Mahabalipuram, India — 3 nights

Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE. The structures showcase the decoration and form of early Dravidian architecture, and their distinctive designs, striking coloration, and scale still create an evocative atmosphere when studied closely and when seen as a whole.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple and then explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at India Seashell Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram day trip website.

Explore your travel options from Punakha to Mahabalipuram with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Bhutan Time to India Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 69°F. You will leave for home on the 26th (Tue).
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

India travel guide

4.6
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.
more

Bhutan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Sacred & Religious Sites
Last Shangrila
Thanks to its location in the Himalayas, tiny Bhutan's main tourist attraction is its stunning natural scenery. The last of the world's Buddhist kingdoms, this mountainous country boasts stretches of fertile land and a small population surviving on subsistence farming. Visitors seeking culturally enriching experiences take a trip to Bhutan to discover a mysterious and magic mountain kingdom where traditional Buddhism slowly and carefully accepts the developments of the modern world. Popular things to do in this "Last Shangrila" include bird-watching, hiking, and biking through some of the planet's least-spoiled wilderness areas, where commercial tourism still seems a concept from a distant future.
more