53 days in India Itinerary

53 days in India Itinerary

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Fly to Coimbatore International Airport, Drive to Bandipur
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Bandipur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 5 nights
Fly
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Mumbai
— 6 nights
Fly
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Manali
— 3 nights
Drive
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Likir
— 2 nights
Drive to Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Fly to New Delhi
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New Delhi
— 3 nights
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Jaisalmer
— 5 nights
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Jaipur
— 7 nights
Fly
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Udaipur
— 4 nights
Fly
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Chennai
— 6 nights
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— 8 nights
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Bandipur

— 2 nights
Trade the urban jungle for thick foliage and lush greenery at Bandipur.
Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve has been added to your itinerary. Step out of Bandipur to go to Chamarajanagar and see Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through BRT Wildlife Sanctuary, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Theppakadu Elephant Camp, and take in the awesome beauty at Gopalaswami Betta.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bandipur trip tool.

Chennai to Bandipur is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Chennai in April, expect Bandipur to be slightly colder, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Bandipur

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

— 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Government Botanical Garden. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Upper Bhavani Lake, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and admire the natural beauty at Government Rose Garden.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) journey planner.

You can drive from Bandipur to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2 hours. In April in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Mumbai.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 8:

Mumbai

— 6 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mumbai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April in Mumbai, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Manali.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 14:

Manali

— 3 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, and finally step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then take some stellar pictures from Gulaba, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghatotkach Tree Templ.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Manali trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Manali takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for Likir.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:

Likir

— 2 nights
You've now added Likir Gompa to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rizong Monastery and Jelichun Nunnery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alchi Monastery.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Likir trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Manali to Likir takes 12.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Likir

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:

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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, and make a trip to India Gate.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read New Delhi trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Likir to New Delhi with the Route module. In April, daytime highs in New Delhi are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:

Jaisalmer

— 5 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.
Spend the 24th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 25th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort, get engrossed in the history at Jaisalmer War Museum, look for gifts at Hari Om Jewellers, and see Off-Road Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaisalmer road trip planning app.

You can fly from New Delhi to Jaisalmer in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:

Jaipur

— 7 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 30th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and explore the ancient world of The Rustic Paths.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur travel route site.

You can fly from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in April, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 5:

Udaipur

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Udaipur side-trips: Art Haveli (in Delwara) and Ranakpur Jain Temple (in Sadri). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple, view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Udaipur online tour planner.

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Udaipur sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Chennai.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 9:

Chennai

— 6 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Theosophical Society, VGP Snow Kingdom, San Thome Church, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Audikesava Perumal Peyalvar Temple, wander the streets of Fort St. George, and don't miss a visit to New Life Assembly of God.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chennai online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Udaipur to Chennai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Udaipur, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Chennai, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay May 9 — 15:

Mahabalipuram

— 8 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.
You've added Pancha Rathas, The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Mahabalipuram side-trips: Kanchipuram (Ekambareswarar Temple, Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple, &more) and DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu). There's much more to do: Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Kandaswamy Temple, make a trip to Thiruporur Murugan Temple, and explore the ancient world of Tiger Cave.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Mahabalipuram itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Chennai to Mahabalipuram by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 23:

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.