35 days in India Itinerary

35 days in India Itinerary

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35 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
flight:  2​h
1
Goa
— 1 night
flight:  1​h
2
Hyderabad
— 1 night
flight:  4​h
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
6
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
7
Rameswaram
— 1 night
flight:  5​h
8
Port Blair, South Andaman Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
9
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
flight:  7​h
10
Agra
— 1 night
11
New Delhi
— 2 nights
flight:  1​h 30​min
12
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
13
Manali
— 3 nights
14
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
15
Katra
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
16
Srinagar
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
17
Leh
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
18
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
19
Jaipur
— 2 nights
20
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Goa sightseeing planning site .

Mumbai to Goa is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Mumbai in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Goa, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Goa

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount ©
Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount

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Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
You've now added Ramoji Film City to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Salar Jung Museum, hunt for treasures at Laad Bazaar, explore the historical opulence of Golconda Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir, and finally explore the activities along Hussain Sagar Lake. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Ramoji Film City.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hyderabad planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Goa to Hyderabad takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goa in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Hyderabad, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Hyderabad

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Ramoji Film City ©
Ramoji Film City
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum

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Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Brindavan Garden as well as Railway Museum Mysore. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), then see the interesting displays at Railway Museum Mysore, and finally admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) online travel planner .

Getting from Hyderabad to Mysuru (Mysore) by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Hyderabad, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mysuru (Mysore), ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum ©
Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) day trip tool .

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in October, with highs in Kochi (Cochin) at 36°C and lows at 28°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, then examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady travel planner .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©
The Periyar Interpretation Centre ©

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Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Vivekananda Rock Memorial has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach. On your second day here, examine the collection at Kanyakumari Wax Museum, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and then take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kanyakumari trip maker .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. October in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Sunset View Point ©
Sunset View Point
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 10th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rameswaram planning website .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Port Blair.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi ©

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Port Blair, South Andaman Island

Port Blair ©
The capital and largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair acts as a gateway to the landmasses that lie in the Bay of Bengal.
Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Corbyn's Cove, then kick back and relax at Elephant Beach, then contemplate the long history of Cellular Jail, and finally make a trip to Aberdeen Clock Tower.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Port Blair visit website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Rameswaram to Port Blair in 9.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Port Blair are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Port Blair

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Elephant Beach
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Beach ©
Elephant Beach
Cellular Jail ©
Cellular Jail
Chidiya Tapu ©
Chidiya Tapu

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night
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar).

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip maker tool .

You can fly from Port Blair to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 4 hours. When traveling from Port Blair in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kolkata (Calcutta): temperatures range from 38°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)
New Market
New Market

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to Agra Fort, make a trip to Taj Mahal, and then see the interesting displays at Spiritual Museum.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Agra online journey planner .

Getting from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Agra by combination of flight and train takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Agra, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Spiritual Museum ©
Spiritual Museum

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New Delhi

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.
You've added Akshardham, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 16th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, contemplate the long history of India Gate, then explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Akshardham. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, savor a delicious cup with Food Tour in Delhi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in New Delhi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Nightlife Tours
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Himalayan Nature Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Shimla trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Himalayan Nature Park
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Himalayan Nature Park ©
Himalayan Nature Park

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 20th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah, head outdoors with Rohtang Pass, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River and then take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Manali trip planner .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Rani Nallah ©
Rani Nallah
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

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Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amritsar trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Manali to Amritsar takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Amritsar are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Katra.

Things to do in Amritsar

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum

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Katra

Katra ©
Located at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra serves as a base for the great pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
You've now added Vaishno Devi to your itinerary. On the 24th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaishno Devi.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Katra online travel planner .

You can drive from Amritsar to Katra in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Vaishno Devi ©
Vaishno Devi

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Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake and then delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Srinagar online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Katra to Srinagar takes 8.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll set off for Leh on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Pari Mahal ©
Pari Mahal

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Leh

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, and then look for gifts at Pashmina House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alchi Choskor Monastery.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Leh driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Srinagar to Leh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Stok Palace Museum ©
Stok Palace Museum

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Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 30th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Government Museum and Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Gurudwara Nada Sahib, then buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall, and finally explore the activities along Sukhna Lake.

For maps and tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh journey builder app .

Traveling by flight from Leh to Chandigarh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. On the 31st (Thu), you'll travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Gurudwara Nada Sahib
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Government Museum and Art Gallery ©
Government Museum and Art Gallery
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): learn about all things military at Nahargarh Fort, browse the exhibits of Gyan Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Jewels Lake Palace , Jaipur.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaipur vacation builder site .

You can fly from Chandigarh to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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Udaipur

Udaipur ©
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 3rd (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Pichola, then take in the waterfront at Gangaur Ghat, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Udaipur journey tool .

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola

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