42 days in India Itinerary

42 days in India Itinerary

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Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
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Coimbatore
— 4 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
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Hyderabad
— 2 nights
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New Delhi
— 4 nights
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Agra
— 5 nights
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Jaipur
— 6 nights
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Udaipur
— 2 nights
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Mumbai
— 4 nights
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Goa
— 4 nights
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Thanjavur
— 4 nights
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Mahabalipuram — 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu) and Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumaal (in Kanchipuram). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple, and explore the ancient world of Krishna Mandapam.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram trip planner.

Chennai to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore — 4 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Get out of town with these interesting Coimbatore side-trips: Palakkad (Kalpathy Temple, Sree Guruvayurappan Temple, &more) and Mannarkkad (Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu, Attappadi Hills, &more).

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Coimbatore trip planner.

You can fly from Mahabalipuram to Coimbatore in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mahabalipuram in August: highs in Coimbatore hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 3 nights

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Attapadi Reserve Forest (in Palakkad) and Moyar River (in Mudumalai). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, explore the activities along Pykara Lake, and look for gifts at Higginbotham's Bookstore.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) attractions planner.

Traveling by bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Hyderabad.
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Hyderabad — 2 nights

City of Pearls

Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
On the 11th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir, then explore the world behind art at Salar Jung Museum, then admire the striking features of Chowmahalla Palace, and finally contemplate the long history of Golconda Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Ramoji Film City.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hyderabad trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Hyderabad in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to New Delhi.
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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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Qutub Minar, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple, and step into the grandiose world of Red Fort.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi online road trip planner.

You can fly from Hyderabad to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hyderabad in August; daily highs in New Delhi reach 40°C and lows reach 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.
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Agra — 5 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balkeshwar Mandir, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, and make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Agra sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Jaipur.
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Jaipur — 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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Amber Palace, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Joy, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, then steep yourself in history at Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Ekling Ji Temple.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Udaipur journey planner.

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jaipur in August, expect nights in Udaipur to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Mumbai.
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Mumbai — 4 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Gateway of India, look for gifts at Bungalow Eight, enjoy the sand and surf at Chowpatty Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mumbai route website.

You can fly from Udaipur to Mumbai in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to fly 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.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baga Beach, take a stroll through Old Goa, admire the landmark architecture of Se Cathedral, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Remedios Church.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Goa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Goa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Goa are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Thanjavur.
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Thanjavur — 4 nights

Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu

A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site.
Explore Thanjavur's surroundings by going to Kumbakonam (Kampaheswarar Temple, Airavatesvara Temple, &more), Garbarakshambigai Temple (in Thirukkarugavur) and Tiruchirappalli (Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Erunbeeswarer Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brihadeeswara Temple, don't miss a visit to Thanjai Mamani Koil, and steep yourself in history at Thenkudi Thittai Sree Vashisteswarar Temple- Guru Stalam.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Thanjavur holiday maker app.

You can fly from Goa to Thanjavur in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Goa in September: highs in Thanjavur hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) 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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