30 days in India Itinerary

30 days in India Itinerary

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30 days in India Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Udaipur
— 2 nights
7
Jaipur
— 4 nights
8
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala (Varkala Beach & Asparagus) and Kovalam Beach (in Kovalam). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palkulangara Devi Temple.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Singapore to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. November in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala, Holy Land, Kovalam Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, experience rural life at Spice Cloud, and have some family-friendly fun at Thekkady Rose Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Thekkady online vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park

4
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: Adi Shancharachaya Temple (in Kalady), Thrissur (Shatrughna Temple & Kurumbakavu Temple) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Karingachira Church, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Thrissur, Adi Shancharachaya Temple, Marari Beach
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Khotachiwadi, then appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, then make a trip to Fanaswadi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then cruise along Marine Drive, then take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mumbai trip planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Mumbai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Mumbai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

1
night
Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
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.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then browse for treasures at Ganesh Handicrafts.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jodhpur attractions planner.

Fly from Mumbai to Jodhpur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Jodhpur to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts

2
nights
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
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 9th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Pichola, browse the exhibits of City Palace of Udaipur, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, then step into the grandiose world of Monsoon Palace, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sahelion Ki Bari.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Udaipur online journey planner .

You can drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

4
nights
Jaipur

Jaipur ©
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, museums, shopping, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Amber Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), identify plant and animal life at EleSafari, and don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jaipur road trip site .

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

3
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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, and make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Agra online holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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nights
New Delhi

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, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), make a trip to India Gate, and examine the collection at National Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

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nights
Leh

The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, museums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and explore the ancient world of Basgo gompa.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Leh day trip planning app .

Fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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River Rafting & Tubing
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa

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