30 days in India Itinerary

30 days in India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India trip planner

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Mumbai
— 1 night
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Udaipur
— 2 nights
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Jodhpur
— 2 nights
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Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
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Jaipur
— 4 nights
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Leh
— 5 nights
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Manali
— 2 nights
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New Delhi
— 4 nights
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Agra
— 4 nights
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Varanasi
— 2 nights
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Mumbai

— 1 night

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, then don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Banganga Tank, make a trip to Gateway of India, then take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Crawford Market.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mumbai trip maker tool.

Chennai to Mumbai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October in Mumbai, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Udaipur

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, explore the galleries of Gothwal Art, then explore the activities along Lake Pichola, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and then get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Udaipur journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Udaipur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mumbai in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Udaipur. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Jodhpur

— 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 5th (Mon), examine the collection at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then explore the ancient world of Walk to blueCity heritagetour. Here are some ideas for day two: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then look for gifts at Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES).

For photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Jodhpur trip planner.

Drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Jodhpur can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

Jaisalmer

— 3 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.
Spend the 7th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 8th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort, stop by Shayama Cashmere Store, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temples.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jaisalmer trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:

Jaipur

— 4 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.
Spend the 13th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Amber Palace, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, and make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jaipur holiday planner.

Fly from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Jaipur are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Leh.

Things to do in Jaipur

Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:

Leh

— 5 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Step out of Leh with an excursion to Hemis Monastery in Hemis--about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Leh road trip site.

Getting from Jaipur to Leh by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 18:

Manali

— 2 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the activities along Beas River, and then appreciate the views at Solang Valley. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Riding Solo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and then admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Manali trip builder site.

Getting from Leh to Manali by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:

New Delhi

— 4 nights
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Spend the 23rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and steep yourself in history at Red Fort.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Manali to New Delhi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:

Agra

— 4 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Akbar the Great, and take in nature's colorful creations at Anguri Bagh.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Agra tour itinerary builder.

Drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Agra, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:

Varanasi

— 2 nights

Spiritual Capital of India

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, then explore the activities along Ganges River, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Ashul Sharma, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then view the masterpieces at Ruchika Art Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Birthplace of Sant Ravidas Seergovardhan Varanasi.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Varanasi road trip planning site.

You can fly from Agra to Varanasi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. October in Varanasi sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

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.