31 days in India Itinerary

31 days in India Itinerary

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Start: Lucknow
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 45 min
1
Darjeeling
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
3
Manali
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Agra
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  5 h
6
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  14 h 30 min
7
Havelock Island
— 1 day
Travel:  3 h 30 min
8
Neil Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14 h 30 min
9
Goa
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
10
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
11
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
12
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
13
Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
14
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
End: Lucknow

1
night
Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling planner.

Lucknow to Darjeeling is an approximately 6- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Lucknow in April, expect nights in Darjeeling to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Chowrasta ©
Chowrasta
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute

2
nights
Gangtok

Gangtok ©
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Hanuman Tok, then don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, and then explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rumtek Monastery Sikkim, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ranka Monastery, then deepen your understanding at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, and finally stop by MG Marg.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gangtok itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple
Hanuman Tok ©
Hanuman Tok

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): trek along Lamadugh Trek and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali trip planner.

Fly from Gangtok to Manali in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Beas River ©
Beas River

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like ISKCON Temple Delhi and Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Akshardham.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Manali to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Akshardham
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
ISKCON Temple Delhi ©
ISKCON Temple Delhi
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri. Go for a jaunt from Agra to Bharatpur to see Keoladeo National Park about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, stroll through Wildlife SoS Bear Sanctuary, and make a trip to Agra Fort.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Agra route planner.

Drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri, Keoladeo National Park
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Walking tours

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shanti Stupa and Spituk Monastery. When in Leh, make a side trip to see Alchi Monastary in Alchi, approximately Alchi away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, get in touch with nature with Hiking & Camping Tours, don't miss a visit to Temple at Sumda Chun, and take a memorable drive along Khardung La.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Leh road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Khardung La, Alchi Monastary
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Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Alchi Choskor Monastery ©
Alchi Choskor Monastery

1
day
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Kalapathar Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Havelock Island travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Leh to Havelock Island with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Neil Island.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach

1
night
Neil Island

Neil Island ©
Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Neil Island, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its green landscape and coral reefs.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Sitapur Beach, take in the views from Howrah Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Laxmanpur Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bharatpur Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Neil Island trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Havelock Island to Neil Island with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Neil Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bharatpur Beach ©
Bharatpur Beach
Laxmanpur Beach ©
Laxmanpur Beach
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tomb of St. Francis Xavier and Chapora Fort. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, enjoy the sand and surf at Vagator Beach, stroll through Mandrem Beach, and look for gifts at Shamrock Jewellers.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Goa day trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Neil Island to Goa with the Route module. April in Goa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 34°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Dudhsagar Falls ©
Dudhsagar Falls
Tomb of St. Francis Xavier ©
Tomb of St. Francis Xavier
Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception ©

2
nights
Mumbai

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): wander the streets of Colaba, wander the streets of Nariman Point, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, then admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, then take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, then don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mumbai itinerary maker app.

Getting from Goa to Mumbai by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Goa in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mumbai, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Neighborhoods Museums Tours
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Walking tours
Nariman Point
Nariman Point
Colaba ©
Colaba

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.
On the 30th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shahastrabahu Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, look for gifts at Little Armani, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally admire the striking features of Fateh Prakash Palace.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Udaipur journey planner.

Fly from Mumbai to Udaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Mumbai, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Udaipur, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Shahastrabahu Temple
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Amer Jeep Safari and Elefriend. Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, and explore the world behind art at Pratap Celebrity Wax Museum Jaipur.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur vacation planner.

Getting from Udaipur to Jaipur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 48°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Amer Jeep Safari ©
Amer Jeep Safari
Elefriend ©
Elefriend
Walking tours

2
nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stop by Desert Art Gallery, then see Off-Road Tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temples, and finally see the interesting displays at Desert Culture Centre & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then learn about all things military at Jaisalmer War Museum.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaisalmer sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Jaipur to Jaisalmer in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Off-Road Tours
Jaisalmer War Museum ©
Jaisalmer War Museum
Safaris

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 7th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, take in the views from Ram Jhula, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rishikesh road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Jaisalmer to Rishikesh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Adventure Tours
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Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
Ram Jhula ©
Ram Jhula
River Rafting & Tubing

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