43 days in India Itinerary

43 days in India Itinerary

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43 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Leh
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  5 h
3
Agra
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Jaipur
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
7
Goa
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
8
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
11
Munnar
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  8 h
12
Jaisalmer
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
13
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: New Delhi

3
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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, and contemplate the long history of India Gate.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read New Delhi tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to New Delhi. In February in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

4
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.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Basgo gompa, explore the activities along Kyagar Tso, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery, and don't miss a visit to Temple at Sumda Chun.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Leh road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Leh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 25:
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Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa
Phyang Monastery ©
Phyang Monastery
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery

4
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Step out of Agra to go to Bharatpur and see Keoladeo National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, make a trip to Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, make a short side trip with Day Trips, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In February, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 29:
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, identify plant and animal life at Amer jeep Safari, and get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Jaipur trip builder app.

Drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Jaipur sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Parks
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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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 6th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, then browse the exhibits of City Palace of Udaipur, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple.

For photos and other tourist information, use the Udaipur holiday maker.

Getting from Jaipur to Udaipur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Udaipur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Udaipur

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and enjoy the sand and surf at Chowpatty Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mumbai trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Udaipur in March, Mumbai is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

2
nights
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 11th (Wed): tour or see a game at Milsim Goa Paintball and then stroll through Agonda Beach. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Bom Jesus, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baga Beach, and then meet the residents at Goa's Ark.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Goa trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mumbai to Goa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Mumbai in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Goa, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus

3
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: Vishnu Temple (in Alappuzha), Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and have some family-friendly fun at Plug And Play Gaming Lounge.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Goa to Kochi (Cochin) takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goa in March, you will find days in Kochi (Cochin) are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Vishnu Temple
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 16:
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

4
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 Town (Kappil Beach, Asparagus, &more), Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and Kollam (Sree Mahaganapathi Temple, Port Kollam Church, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and examine the collection at Napier Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner.

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kollam, Kovalam
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, experience rural life at Spice Cloud, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, and contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

3
nights
Munnar

Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and stop by Tata Tea Outlet.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Munnar trip planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Munnar

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 27:
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Climbing Tours
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

1
night
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 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jaisalmer trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Jaisalmer in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort

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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 30th (Mon), make a trip to Ghanta Ghar, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then contemplate the long history of Jaswant Thada. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, and then stop by Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES).

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Jodhpur online tour planner.

Getting from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Adventure Tours
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Zipline

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