39 days in India Itinerary

39 days in India Itinerary

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39 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
1
Goa
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Kannur
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Thekkady
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Kovalam
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Kozhikode
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
7
Havelock Island
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
8
Leh
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h
9
Agra
— 4 nights
10
Jaipur
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

4
nights
Goa

Goa ©
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, shopping, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baga Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agonda Beach, get your game on at Milsim Goa Paintball, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Damodar Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Goa trip maker app .

Mumbai to Goa is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. In July in Goa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach

5
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Kannur is known for beaches, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Annapoorneswary Temple, kick back and relax at Thottada Beach, and stroll through Ezhara Beach.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Kannur trip builder site .

Getting from Goa to Kannur by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Spas
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Mararikulam (Marari Beach & Mararikulam Beach). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and take a stroll through Mattancherry.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) vacation builder .

You can drive from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

4
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Periyar National Park. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Spas
Persian Paradise Elephant Ride ©
Persian Paradise Elephant Ride

3
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Step out of Kovalam with an excursion to Thumba Beach in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, stroll through Hawa Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, and admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam trip builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Chowara Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
Kozhikode

Kozhikode ©
Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Kozhikode is known for beaches, historic sites, shopping, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, wander the streets of S.M. Street, walk around Mananchira Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Valayanad Devi Temple.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kozhikode sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kovalam to Kozhikode. In August, daily temperatures in Kozhikode can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kozhikode Beach ©
Kozhikode Beach
Spas
Payyoli Beach ©
Payyoli Beach

1
day
Havelock Island

Havelock Island ©
Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): kick back and relax at Kalapathar Beach and then stroll through Radhanagar Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Havelock Island trip itinerary planning website .

Explore your travel options from Kozhikode to Havelock Island with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Radhanagar Beach ©
Radhanagar Beach
Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach

3
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Alchi Monastary in Alchi (about 1h 30 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum, and make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

Plan my day in Leh using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Havelock Island to Leh with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Alchi Monastary
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

4
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Spend the 17th (Sat) on the rails with a train tour. On the 18th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, and don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Agra road trip planning website .

Do a combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In August, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Spas
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Spas
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

5
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, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Jaipur trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Jaipur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Spas
Channi Carpets & Textiles ©
Channi Carpets & Textiles

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