30 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

30 days in India & Bhutan Itinerary

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Jaisalmer, India
— 5 nights
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Jodhpur, India
— 2 nights
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Udaipur, India
— 3 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
— 2 nights
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Jaipur, India
— 6 nights
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Jaisalmer, India — 5 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 Jain Temples and Tanot Mata Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Jaisalmer War Museum and Jai Shankar Handicrafts. Take a break from Jaisalmer with a short trip to Sam Sand Dunes in Kanoi, about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 24th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort and see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jaisalmer journey builder app.

Washington, USA to Jaisalmer is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time is 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough 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 25th (Thu): 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). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Ghanta Ghar, admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Jodhpur trip maker.

Drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in February, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Udaipur.
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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 Gothwal Art and Rakht-Talai (Haldighati). Get some cultural insight at City Palace of Udaipur and Art Haveli. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Ekling Ji Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, and explore the activities along Lake Pichola.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Udaipur online itinerary planner.

Drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) 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.
On the 2nd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple and then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then don't miss a visit to Pancha Rathas, and then examine the collection at India Seashell Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Mahabalipuram takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Udaipur in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 74°F in Mahabalipuram. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to fly 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 Old Goa. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sinquerim Beach and Chapora Fort. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Tomb of St. Francis Xavier, enjoy the sand and surf at Vagator Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Goa's Ark, and admire the striking features of Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Goa road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mahabalipuram to Goa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Mahabalipuram in March, plan for little chillier days in Goa, with highs around 84°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 81°F. You will leave for Punakha on the 9th (Tue).
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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 10th (Wed), take in the views from Punakha Suspension Bridge and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi Lhakhang Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Punakha day trip app.

You can fly from Goa to Punakha in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Goa to Punakha, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.
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Agra, India — 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at Imperial Wax Museum, then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, and then don't miss a visit to Agra Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Agra online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Punakha to Agra takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Punakha to Agra due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Agra are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Amber Palace and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. Step off the beaten path and head to Nahargarh Fort and Spas. Spend the 17th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, admire the masterpieces at Pratap Celebrity Wax Museum Jaipur, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, and stop by Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 63°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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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.
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Bhutan travel guide

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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.
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