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
— 5 nights
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Punakha, Bhutan
— 3 nights
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Agra, India
— 2 nights
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Jaipur, India
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jain Temples and Jaisalmer War Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tanot Mata Temple and Off-Road Tours. Step out of Jaisalmer with an excursion to Sam Sand Dunes in Kanoi--about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 2nd (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort and look for gifts at Jai Shankar Handicrafts.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jaisalmer road trip planning app.

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 2nd (Tue) 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.
On the 3rd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, then browse the exhibits of Ganesh Handicrafts, and then explore the ancient world of Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well). On your second day here, make a trip to Ghanta Ghar, then admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jodhpur trip builder.

You can drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Jodhpur are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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.
City Palace of Udaipur and Shri Ekling Ji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gothwal Art and Spas. Change things up with these side-trips from Udaipur: Rakht-Talai (Haldighati) (in Nathdwara) and Art Haveli (in Delwara). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, and get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Udaipur attractions planner.

Getting from Jodhpur to Udaipur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. March in Udaipur sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple and then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, and then examine the collection at India Seashell Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mahabalipuram online 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. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Udaipur in March since evenings lows in Mahabalipuram dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) 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 Basilica of Bom Jesus. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tomb of St. Francis Xavier and Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Vagator Beach, make a trip to Chapora Fort, see majestic marine mammals with Scuba Goa, and look for gifts at Shamrock Jewellers.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Goa online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Goa by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mahabalipuram in March, expect nights in Goa to be somewhat warmer, around 81°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 84°F. On the 14th (Sun), 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lhakhang Temple. There's more to do: take in the views from Punakha Suspension Bridge.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Punakha trip planner.

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. Traveling from Goa to Punakha, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. On the 17th (Wed), you'll 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 18th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Anguri Bagh, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then explore the galleries of Taj Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Imperial Wax Museum, don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal, and then make a trip to Agra Fort.

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Do a combination of flight and train from Punakha to Agra in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Punakha to Agra, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Agra are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nahargarh Fort and Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre. Get a sense of the local culture at Amber Palace and City Palace of Jaipur. Spend the 23rd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Pratap Celebrity Wax Museum Jaipur, admire the masterpieces at Jitesh Arts, and steep yourself in history at Jal Mahal.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling 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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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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