30 days in India Itinerary

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Kozhikode
— 1 night
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Kannur
— 4 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
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Varkala Town
— 2 nights
Fly to Gwalior, Train to Agra
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Agra
— 2 nights
Train to New Delhi, Fly to Leh
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Leh
— 3 nights
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Jaipur
— 5 nights
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Udaipur
— 2 nights
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Goa
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Kozhikode — 1 night

City of Spices

Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
On the 1st (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Matri Dei Cathedral and then stop by S.M. Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kozhikode Beach, then get some fabulous bargains at HiLite Mall, and then browse the different shops at Focus Mall.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kozhikode trip planning tool.

Chennai to Kozhikode is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Chennai in September, expect nights in Kozhikode to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Kannur.
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Kannur — 4 nights

Land of Looms and Lores

A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
For shopping fun, head to G Mall or Capitol Mall. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple and Sundareswara Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kannur: Azhikode (Azhikkal Beach & Chal Beach Park). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at KIzhunna Beach, and don't miss a visit to Kerala Folklore Academy.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kannur trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kozhikode to Kannur by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Kochi (Cochin).
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Kochi (Cochin) — 4 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Escape the urban bustle at Marari Beach and Njarackal Arattuvazhi Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Little Flower Church and Paradesi Synagogue. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, browse for treasures at Indian Industries, stop by Waltons Boutique, and enjoy the sea views from Puthuvype Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) online route planner.

You can fly from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly to Varkala Town.
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Varkala Town — 2 nights

A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): kick back and relax at Kappil Beach, stop by Shalimar Weaves, then stroll through Varkala Beach, and finally look for gifts at Moon Stone Arts. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Royal Art Gallery, look for gifts at The Art of India, and then take some stellar pictures from Varkala Cliff.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Varkala Town trip planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Varkala Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. September in Varkala Town sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Agra.
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Agra — 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Get some historical perspective at Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Do your shopping at Unique Handicrafts and Mughal Carpet. Step out of Agra with an excursion to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur--about 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: stop by The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs and view the masterpieces at Subhash Emporium.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Agra trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Varkala Town to Agra takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Varkala Town in September, you will find days in Agra are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Leh.
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Leh — 3 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.
Stok Palace Museum and Hall of Fame will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Thiksey Monastery and Phyang Monastery. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium, admire the verdant scenery at Markha Valley, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and stroll through Donkey Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Leh itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Jaipur.
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Amber Palace and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. Do your shopping at The Gem Palace and Inde Rooh. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, look for gifts at Dev Arts N Jewels, and tour the pleasant surroundings at EleSafari.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jaipur trip itinerary site.

Fly from Leh to Jaipur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Udaipur.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and then look for gifts at Henna by Madan. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, stop by Gothwal Art, then look for gifts at Silver Corner, then stop by Little Armani, and finally hunt for treasures at Shilpgram.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Udaipur trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Udaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Jaipur in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Udaipur: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Goa.
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Goa — 4 nights

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Relax by the water at Baga Beach and Palolem Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Goa and Achies Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica of Bom Jesus, contemplate the long history of Menezes Braganza House, and look for gifts at Literati Bookshop & Cafe.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Goa trip planner.

You can fly from Udaipur to Goa in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Udaipur in September, plan for little chillier days in Goa, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back 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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