12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Manali
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 30 min
6
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  8 h 30 min
7
Leh
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Manali day trip tool.

New Delhi to Manali is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Tours Outdoors Nature
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Mon), make a trip to India Gate, then step into the grandiose world of Red Fort, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jama Masjid.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi tour itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Manali to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites
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Red Fort ©
Red Fort
India Gate ©
India Gate
Jama Masjid ©
Jama Masjid

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Amer Jeep Safari, look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, and then stop by Royal Spices And Tea. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Jaipur day trip planning app.

Fly from New Delhi to Jaipur in 2.5 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 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Amer Jeep Safari ©
Amer Jeep Safari
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind ©
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

1
night
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 28th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, explore the activities along Lake Pichola, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Udaipur trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Udaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in May, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, cruise along Marine Drive, then take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mumbai holiday planning tool.

Fly from Udaipur to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Udaipur in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mumbai: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mumbai

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

3
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: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, experience rural life at Philip's Natural Honey And Bee Farm, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

Before you visit Thekkady, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mumbai to Thekkady in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Spice Walk ©
Spice Walk

2
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gomang Stupa. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Samstanling Monastery, and finally stop by De Pashmina Emporium.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Leh online vacation planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Leh in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib

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