30 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

30 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

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Jaisalmer, India
— 4 nights
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Jodhpur, India
— 2 nights
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Udaipur, India
— 4 nights
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Mahabalipuram, India
— 2 nights
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Goa, India
— 6 nights
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Punakha, Bhutan
— 2 nights
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Agra, India
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Jaipur, India
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Jain Temples and Jaisalmer War Museum. Tanot Mata Temple and Sonee Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 8th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Desert Art Gallery, see Off-Road Tours, and steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jaisalmer day trip planning tool.

Washington, USA to Jaisalmer is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington to Jaisalmer due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jodhpur.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, view the masterpieces at Ganesh Handicrafts, and then get to know the fascinating history of Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well). Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Ghanta Ghar, explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jodhpur route planner.

You can drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. February in Jodhpur sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Udaipur.
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Udaipur, India — 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at City Palace of Udaipur and Ranakpur Jain Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gothwal Art and Shri Ekling Ji Temple. When in Udaipur, make a side trip to see Rakht-Talai (Haldighati) in Nathdwara, approximately Nathdwara away. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, explore the activities along Lake Pichola, and have fun at Forum Celebration Mall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Udaipur trip planner.

You can drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in February, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Mahabalipuram.
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Mahabalipuram, India — 2 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 15th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple and then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, and then examine the collection at India Seashell Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Mahabalipuram trip planning app.

You can fly from Udaipur to Mahabalipuram in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Udaipur in February: high temperatures in Mahabalipuram hover around 89°F and lows are around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Goa.
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Goa, India — 6 nights

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sheek Emporium - Armanii Boutique and Chapora Fort. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Goa and Sinquerim Beach. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Tomb of St. Francis Xavier, get to know the resident critters at Goa's Ark, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Bom Jesus, and stroll through Vagator Beach.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Goa driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Goa by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Mahabalipuram in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Goa: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 75°F at night. You will leave for Punakha on the 22nd (Mon).
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Punakha, Bhutan — 2 nights

The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
On the 23rd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Punakha Suspension Bridge and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Punakha route builder website.

Getting from Goa to Punakha by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Bhutan Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Agra.
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Agra, India — 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 25th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Anguri Bagh, then contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, and then view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Agra Fort, then don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal, and then examine the collection at Imperial Wax Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra tour builder app.

Getting from Punakha to Agra by combination of flight and train takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Bhutan Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Jaipur.
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Jaipur, India — 6 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Amber Palace and Spas. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nahargarh Fort and Govind Dev Ji Temple. Spend the 2nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, admire the masterpieces at Gemstone Ganesh Museum, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, and make a trip to Pratap Celebrity Wax Museum Jaipur.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Agra to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Jaipur are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel 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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Bhutan travel guide

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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.
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