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
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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 Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumaal (in Kanchipuram) and DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave, delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, 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 July in Mahabalipuram, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to fly 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.
Explore Coimbatore's surroundings by going to Mannarkkad (Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu, Attappadi Hills, &more) and Palakkad (Kalpathy Temple, Sree Guruvayurappan Temple, &more).

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You can fly from Mahabalipuram to Coimbatore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mahabalipuram in July, things will get slightly colder in Coimbatore: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Moyar River (in Mudumalai) and Attapadi Reserve Forest (in Palakkad). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, look for gifts at Higginbotham's Bookstore, contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip maker site.

Getting from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir, admire the masterpieces at Salar Jung Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Chowmahalla Palace, and finally explore the historical opulence of Golconda Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Ramoji Film City.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hyderabad itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Hyderabad in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Hyderabad are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly 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: take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, don't miss a visit to India Gate, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip planning tool.

You can fly from Hyderabad to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hyderabad in August, things will get somewhat warmer in New Delhi: highs are around 40°C and lows about 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough 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 landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, and don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Agra trip maker site.

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) 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: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, don't miss a visit to City Palace of Jaipur, get a dose of the wild on Elephant Joy, and steep yourself in history at Jal Mahal.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur trip maker tool.

Fly from Agra to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) 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 22nd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and finally explore the activities along Lake Pichola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, then make a trip to Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Ekling Ji Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Udaipur online road trip planner.

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jaipur in August: highs in Udaipur hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough 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, admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Mumbai trip planner.

Fly from Udaipur to Mumbai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Mumbai are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time 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: enjoy the sand and surf at Baga Beach, wander the streets of Old Goa, stroll through Palolem Beach, and admire the striking features of Se Cathedral.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Goa day trip website.

You can fly from Mumbai to Goa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Thanjavur side-trips: Tiruchirappalli (Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Erunbeeswarer Temple, &more), Garbarakshambigai Temple (in Thirukkarugavur) and Kumbakonam (Kampaheswarar Temple, Airavatesvara Temple, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Brihadeeswara Temple, don't miss a visit to Thanjai Mamani Koil, and contemplate the long history of Thenkudi Thittai Sree Vashisteswarar Temple- Guru Stalam.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Thanjavur trip maker website.

You can fly from Goa to Thanjavur in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Goa, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Thanjavur, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly 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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