21 days in India Itinerary

21 days in India Itinerary

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21 days in India Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Drive:  4​h
1
Agra
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
2
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Udaipur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Thekkady
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Lucknow

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, and then make a trip to Taj Mahal.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra day trip planning app .

Lucknow to Agra is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October in Agra, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, museums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium, and see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Leh online visit planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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, parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham, steep yourself in history at India Gate, and don't miss a visit to Qutub Minar.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Leh to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In October in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Amber Palace, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, identify plant and animal life at EleSafari, and look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from New Delhi to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Jaipur are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple, then look for gifts at Gothwal Art, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Udaipur planner .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Udaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jaipur in October, Udaipur is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Parks Nature
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then pause for some photo ops at Jaswant Thada.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jodhpur travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from Udaipur to Jodhpur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Jaswant Thada ©
Jaswant Thada

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 24th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then make a trip to Marine Drive, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jodhpur to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Mumbai, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Marari Beach (in Mararikulam), St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala) and Adi Shancharachaya Temple (in Kalady). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India, and pause for some serene contemplation at Karingachira Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) journey builder site .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Mumbai in October, plan for slightly colder days in Kochi (Cochin), with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Adi Shancharachaya Temple, Marari Beach, Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, walk around Thekkady Rose Park, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

Greenworld Spices & Herbal
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Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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