30 days in India Itinerary

30 days in India Itinerary

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

— 3 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.
Connaught Place has been added to your itinerary. Spend the 3rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort, contemplate the long history of India Gate, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Akshardham.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip planning website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New Delhi. In October, daytime highs in New Delhi are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

Agra

— 3 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 landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal, stroll through Wildlife SoS Bear Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Anguri Bagh.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Agra trip planner.

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Agra are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

Khajuraho

— 1 night
Most visitors come to Khajuraho to see the 1,000-year-old erotic rock carvings at a cluster of World Heritage-listed Hindu and Jain temples.
On the 8th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Khajuraho, admire the striking features of Kandariya Mahadev Temple, and then admire the landmark architecture of Lakshmana Temple.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Khajuraho day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Khajuraho takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Varanasi.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarnath, and finally browse for treasures at Ashul Sharma. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then view the masterpieces at Ruchika Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Varanasi online vacation planner.

Getting from Khajuraho to Varanasi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Varanasi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Mumbai.

Things to do in Varanasi

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

Mumbai

— 2 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stroll through Chowpatty Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then make a trip to Gateway of India, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Banganga Tank. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Crawford Market, steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then head outdoors with Marine Drive, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Mumbai holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Varanasi to Mumbai in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

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 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, then explore the activities along Lake Pichola, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then admire the striking features of City Palace of Udaipur, and then get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Udaipur sightseeing planner.

Getting from Mumbai to Udaipur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mumbai in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Udaipur, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then delve into the distant past at Walk to blueCity heritagetour. On your second day here, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then stop by Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jodhpur online route planner.

Traveling by car from Udaipur to Jodhpur takes 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

Jaisalmer

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli and then steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaisalmer trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

Jaipur

— 5 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 21st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaipur journey website.

Fly from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Leh.

Things to do in Jaipur

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 23:

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.
When in Leh, make a side trip to see Hemis Monastery in Hemis, approximately Hemis away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Leh online journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Leh takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Manali.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 28:

Manali

— 2 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 29th (Thu), scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then explore the activities along Beas River, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and then fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Manali tour app.

Getting from Leh to Manali by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Manali

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

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.