59 days in India Itinerary

59 days in India Itinerary

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Start: Lucknow
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 45 min
1
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Rishikesh
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Leh
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  14 h 30 min
6
Havelock Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3 h 30 min
7
Neil Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12 h 30 min
8
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Thekkady
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  9 h
10
Goa
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
11
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
12
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
13
Jaipur
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
14
Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
15
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
16
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
17
Agra
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
End: Lucknow

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, and finally admire the natural beauty at Barbotey Rock Garden.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Darjeeling road trip 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. While traveling from Lucknow, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Darjeeling, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Tashiding Monastery
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:
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Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Chowrasta ©
Chowrasta

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Hanuman Tok, then make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rumtek Monastery Sikkim, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ranka Monastery, then deepen your understanding at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, and finally take a stroll through MG Marg.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gangtok trip maker site.

You can drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim ©
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hampta and Jogini Waterfall. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at International Roerich Memorial Trust, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Gangtok to Manali in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Hampta
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 15:
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Hampta ©
Hampta
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
International Roerich Memorial Trust
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib

4
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Rishikesh: Haridwar (Har ki Pauri & Chandi Devi Temple). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the sheer force of Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kunjapuri Devi Temple.

Plan trip to Rishikesh with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Manali to Rishikesh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Haridwar, Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:
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Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Spas

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shanti Stupa and Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib. Venture out of the city with trips to Alchi Monastary (in Alchi) and Hemis Monastery (in Hemis). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Choskor Monastery, make a trip to Temple at Sumda Chun, get outside with Khardung La, and trek along with Hiking & Camping Tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Leh route maker.

Traveling by flight from Rishikesh to Leh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Khardung La, Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:
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Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Alchi Choskor Monastery ©
Alchi Choskor Monastery

1
night
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 25th (Sat), kick back and relax at Radhanagar Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Elephant Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalapathar Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Govind Nagar Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Havelock Island trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Leh to Havelock Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Neil Island.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach
Radhanagar Beach ©
Radhanagar 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 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Sitapur Beach, snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, then stroll through Laxmanpur Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bharatpur Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Neil Island trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Havelock Island to Neil Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Neil Island

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

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kerala Kathakali Centre and Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica. Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: Alappuzha (Kidangamparambu Sree Bhuvaneswari Temple, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more), Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Kottayam (Panachikkad Saraswathi Temple, Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, and browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Neil Island to Kochi (Cochin). April in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kottayam, Alappuzha, Marari Beach
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 2:
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and Elephant Junction. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thekkady: Munnar (Tea Gardens, Climbing Tours, &more) and Ramakkalmedu (in Idukki). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, get your game on at Thekkady Rose Park, and look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Munnar, Ramakkalmedu
Find places to stay May 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
Climbing Tours

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sheek Emporium and Morjim Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Dudhsagar Falls, delve into the distant past at Chapora Fort, enjoy the sand and surf at Ashwem Beach, and stroll through Arambol Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Goa online vacation maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Goa takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. In May in Goa, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay May 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Arambol Beach ©
Arambol Beach
Sheek Emporium ©
Sheek Emporium
Dudhsagar Falls ©
Dudhsagar Falls

3
nights
Mumbai

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Explore hidden gems such as Mount Mary Basilica and Colaba. There's still lots to do: visit Nariman Point, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and take a memorable drive along Marine Drive.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mumbai online travel planner.

Fly from Goa to Mumbai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
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Walking tours
Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica
Nariman Point
Nariman Point

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 16th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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 head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): look for gifts at Little Armani, then admire the striking features of City Palace of Udaipur, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Fateh Prakash Palace.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Udaipur tour planning site.

You can fly from Mumbai to Udaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in May, expect nights in Udaipur to be about the same, around 31°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 47°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Shahastrabahu Temple
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Amer Jeep Safari and Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend, learn about all things military at Nahargarh Fort, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jaipur road trip planning site.

Fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 48°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay May 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Amer Jeep Safari ©
Amer Jeep Safari
Elefriend ©
Elefriend
Jaigarh Fort ©
Jaigarh Fort

3
nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Step off the beaten path and head to Off-Road Tours and Jaisalmer War Museum. There's much more to do: stop by Desert Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort, appreciate the history behind Longewala War Memorial, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tanot Mata Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaisalmer trip itinerary builder app.

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 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
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Off-Road Tours
Jaisalmer War Museum ©
Jaisalmer War Museum
Longewala War Memorial ©
Longewala War Memorial

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, look for gifts at Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES), then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, then stroll around Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jodhpur tour planning website.

Drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 48°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES) ©
Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES)
Zipline

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to DLF Cyber Hub and Akshardham. There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, and admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip planner.

Getting from Jodhpur to New Delhi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in New Delhi are 47°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

DLF Cyber Hub, Akshardham
Find places to stay May 27 — 31:
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DLF Cyber Hub ©
DLF Cyber Hub
Walking tours
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti

4
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and Keoladeo National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Agra side-trips: Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham (in Vrindavan) and Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri (in Fatehpur Sikri). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, make a trip to Rawli Maharaj Temple, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Agra trip planning tool.

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Agra sees daily highs of 48°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Keoladeo National Park, Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 4:
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Walking tours

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