20 days in India Itinerary

20 days in India Itinerary

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Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
2
Thanjavur
— 3 nights
3
Coimbatore
— 1 night
4
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
5
Chikmagalur
— 1 day
6
Hampi
— 1 night
7
Goa
— 1 night
8
Mumbai
— 1 night
9
Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
10
Jaipur
— 2 nights
11
Agra
— 1 night

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Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tiger Cave as well as Krishna Mandapam. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): make a trip to Tiger Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Covelong Beach, explore the ancient world of Raya Gopura, then steep yourself in history at Descent Of The Ganges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Varaha Cave Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganesh Ratha Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram trip planner.

Tokyo, Japan to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tokyo in September, with highs in Mahabalipuram at 39°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Covelong Beach
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Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges
Varaha Cave Temple ©
Varaha Cave Temple
Krishna Mandapam ©
Krishna Mandapam

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Thanjavur

Thanjavur ©
A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sangeetha Mahal as well as Brihadeeswara Temple. On the 11th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brihadeeswara Temple and then catch a live performance at Sangeetha Mahal.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Thanjavur online travel route builder.

You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Thanjavur in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. September in Thanjavur sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C at night. You will leave for Coimbatore on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Thanjavur

Nightlife · Historic Sites
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Sangeetha Mahal ©
Sangeetha Mahal
Brihadeeswara Temple ©
Brihadeeswara Temple

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Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mundhi Vinayagur Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Koniamman Temple.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Coimbatore attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Thanjavur to Coimbatore takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Thanjavur in September, you will find days in Coimbatore are slightly colder (38°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites · Spas
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Ramar Temple ©
Ramar Temple
Mundhi Vinayagur Temple ©
Mundhi Vinayagur Temple
Arulmigu Koniamman Temple ©
Arulmigu Koniamman Temple

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Escape the urban bustle at Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach and Andhakaranazhi Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple and Thottappally Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alappuzha: Asparagus (in Varkala Town), Parumala Church (in Thiruvalla) and Vaikom Mahadeva Temple (in Kottayam). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Edathua Church, and see the interesting displays at International Coir Museum.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Coimbatore to Alappuzha takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Parumala Church, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
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Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach ©
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

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Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur ©
Located at the foot of the highest mountain range in the state, the city of Chikamagalur features a number of natural and man-made attractions of rich variety.
On the 18th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Deviramma Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodandaramaswami Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sharada Temple, then explore the ancient world of Amrutesvara Temple, and finally wander the streets of Belavadi.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chikmagalur road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Alappuzha to Chikmagalur in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hampi.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Sharada Temple ©
Sharada Temple
Amrutesvara Temple
Amrutesvara Temple
Deviramma Temple ©
Deviramma Temple

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Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
On the 19th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, contemplate the long history of Purandaradasa Mantapa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy Temple - Fatik Shilla, take in the spiritual surroundings of ಪಟ್ಟಾಭಿರಾಮ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ Pattabhirama Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Balakrishna Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodanda Rama Temple.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hampi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Chikmagalur to Hampi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Goa.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lakshmi Narasimha Temple
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Purandaradasa Mantapa ©
Purandaradasa Mantapa
Lakshmi Narasimha Temple ©
Lakshmi Narasimha Temple

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Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
On the 20th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Palacio do Deao, identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Augustine's Tower. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Mobor Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Goa travel route planning app.

Drive from Hampi to Goa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Goa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Mobor Beach ©
Mobor Beach
Palacio do Deao ©
Palacio do Deao
St. Augustine's Tower ©
St. Augustine's Tower

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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 22nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mumbai online travel planner.

You can fly from Goa to Mumbai in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. September in Mumbai sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites

Side Trip

ISKCON
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ISKCON ©
ISKCON

3
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Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): browse the exhibits of Sonee Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of The Thar Heritage Museum, make a trip to Tilon Ki Pol, then examine the collection at Desert Culture Centre & Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baba Ramdev Mandir Ramdevra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): stop by Desert Art Gallery, then explore the historical opulence of Mandir Palace, and then contemplate the long history of Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jaisalmer vacation maker app.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Jaisalmer takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Baba Ramdev Mandir Ramdevra ©
Baba Ramdev Mandir Ramdevra
The Thar Heritage Museum ©
The Thar Heritage Museum
Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli ©
Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moti Dungari Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Gaitor Tumbas. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham Temple, then look for gifts at Gems Paradise, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shila Devi Temple, and finally wander the streets of Rusirani Village.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur vacation builder app.

You can fly from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
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EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Moti Dungari Temple ©
Moti Dungari Temple
Akshardham Temple ©
Akshardham Temple

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Agra

Agra ©
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Saha Burj, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, and finally steep yourself in history at Maryamuzzamani Palace.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Agra trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Maryamuzzamani Palace
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Saha Burj ©
Saha Burj
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal ©
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal
Maryamuzzamani Palace
Maryamuzzamani Palace

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