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
— 3 nights
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Mahabalipuram, India
— 2 nights
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Goa, India
— 5 nights
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Punakha, Bhutan
— 3 nights
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Agra, India
— 3 nights
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Jain Temples and Jaisalmer Fort. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jaisalmer War Museum and Desert Art Gallery. Spend the 10th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tanot Mata Temple, view the masterpieces at Sonee Art Gallery, and see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Jaisalmer vacation site.

Washington, USA to Jaisalmer is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Jaisalmer, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jodhpur.
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Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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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 11th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, browse the exhibits of Ganesh Handicrafts, and then get to know the fascinating history of Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well). Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Ghanta Ghar, explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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Traveling by car from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Udaipur.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure · Outdoors
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like City Palace of Udaipur and Jagdish Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gothwal Art and Spas. Venture out of the city with trips to Rakht-Talai (Haldighati) (in Nathdwara) and Art Haveli (in Delwara). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Ekling Ji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, and explore the activities along Lake Pichola.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Udaipur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Udaipur takes 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can 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 16th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple and then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): meet the residents at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, and then see the interesting displays at India Seashell Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram holiday planning app.

You can fly from Udaipur to Mahabalipuram in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Udaipur in February: high temperatures in Mahabalipuram hover around 89°F and lows are around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can fly to Goa.
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Goa, India — 5 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 Old Goa and Chapora Fort. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tomb of St. Francis Xavier and Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Vagator Beach, admire the striking features of Basilica of Bom Jesus, get up close to creatures of the deep with Scuba Goa, and stop by Shamrock Jewellers.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Goa road trip planning website.

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 February, plan for slightly colder days in Goa, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off to Punakha.
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lhakhang Temple. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Punakha Suspension Bridge.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Punakha day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Goa to Punakha takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Goa to Punakha due to the time zone difference. On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel to Agra.
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Agra, India — 3 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Get some cultural insight at Taj Mahal and Tomb of Akbar the Great. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah and Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, and admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Agra trip site.

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. The time zone changes from Bhutan Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nahargarh Fort and Spas. Get some cultural insight at Amber Palace and Govind Dev Ji Temple. Spend the 4th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, admire the masterpieces at Gemstone Ganesh Museum, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Agra to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 55°F. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back 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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