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.
Spend the 3rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, and don't miss a visit to India Gate.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi road trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to see 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) early enough 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, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, take in nature's colorful creations at Anguri Bagh, and view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Agra itinerary maker website.

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 your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Shopping
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, then admire the striking features of Kandariya Mahadev Temple, and then admire the landmark architecture of Lakshmana Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Khajuraho travel planner.

Fly from Agra to Khajuraho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly 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.
On the 9th (Fri), admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, then explore the activities along Ganges River, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Varanasi trip planner.

You can fly from Khajuraho to Varanasi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. October in Varanasi sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Mumbai.

Things to do in Varanasi

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

Mumbai

— 2 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the next day, kick back and relax at Chowpatty Beach, take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Banganga Tank.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Mumbai trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Mumbai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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.
On the 13th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, then explore the activities along Lake Pichola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and then take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Udaipur road trip app.

You can fly from Mumbai to Udaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mumbai in October, Udaipur is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive 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): admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then admire the landmark architecture of Walk to blueCity heritagetour. Here are some ideas for day two: 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).

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jodhpur tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Jodhpur, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive 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): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Gadsisar Sagar Lake and then contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jaisalmer trip planner.

Drive from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly 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 lots more to do: admire the striking features of Amber Palace, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, and explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Jaisalmer to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Jaipur sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow 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. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, and don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Leh trip planner.

Fly from Jaipur to Leh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Solang Nullah.

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Traveling by car from Leh to Manali takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time 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.