22 days in India Itinerary

22 days in India Itinerary

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22 days in India Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
6
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
10
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
12
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Kumbakonam
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
14
Thiruvannamalai
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
15
Tirupati
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
16
Chennai
— 3 nights
End: Chennai

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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.
For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read New Delhi trip maker tool .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to New Delhi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in New Delhi when traveling from Colombo in October, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Neighborhoods
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Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village

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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 21st (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well), then browse for treasures at Ganesh Handicrafts, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jodhpur trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Jodhpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Jodhpur sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Zipline
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts
Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well) ©

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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 22nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple and then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Udaipur trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Jodhpur to Udaipur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace and then revel in the low prices at Heritage Textiles. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, and then look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari.

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

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
EleSafari ©
EleSafari

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then look for gifts at Unique Handicrafts.

Make your Agra itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Agra are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Unique Handicrafts ©
Unique Handicrafts

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Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 27th (Sun), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rishikesh trip planner .

Getting from Agra to Rishikesh by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Triveni Ghat Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Temple
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas

1
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New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): view the masterpieces at An Yahh!!, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Gourmet Desire, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our New Delhi trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Rishikesh to New Delhi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Classes Historic Sites
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
People Tree ©
People Tree

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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.
For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) travel itinerary planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in October, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be somewhat warmer, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. You'll set off for Alappuzha on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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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.
On the 30th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Alappuzha trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. October in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady planner .

Getting from Alappuzha to Thekkady by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Thekkady

Historic Sites Spas Shopping
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Mangala Devi Temple ©
Mangala Devi Temple
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Spas

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Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
On the 1st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then admire the landmark architecture of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Madurai planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Madurai in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Madurai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

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Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Brahmapureeswarar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Jambukeswarar Temple.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tiruchirappalli online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Tiruchirappalli takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Tiruchirappalli sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple
Brahmapureeswarar Temple ©
Brahmapureeswarar Temple

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Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
On the 3rd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Airavatesvara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Patteeswaram Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uppiliappan Temple. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarangapani Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamaham tank, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nageshwara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suriyanar Koil, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Gangaikonda Cholapuram.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kumbakonam holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Kumbakonam takes 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Thiruvannamalai.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Uppiliappan Temple
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Adi Kumbeswarar Temple ©
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple
Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple
Patteeswaram Temple ©
Patteeswaram Temple

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Thiruvannamalai

Thiruvannamalai ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Seshadri Swamigal Ashram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Skandashramam, then Head underground at Virupaksha Cave, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arunachaleshwara Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ramana Ashram.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvannamalai tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kumbakonam to Thiruvannamalai in 4 hours. When traveling from Kumbakonam in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Thiruvannamalai, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Thiruvannamalai

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Sri Ramana Ashram ©
Sri Ramana Ashram
Arunachaleshwara Temple ©
Arunachaleshwara Temple
Skandashramam ©
Skandashramam

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Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Talakona Waterfall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapila Theertham , then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Varahaswami Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Bedi Anjaneyaswami Temple. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Tirumala Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Govindarajaswami Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tirupati trip maker .

Traveling by car from Thiruvannamalai to Tirupati takes 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Chennai.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Kapila Theertham ©
Kapila Theertham
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple ©
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©

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Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Thome Church, kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple, then don't miss a visit to T Nagar, Ranganathan Street, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Express Avenue Mall.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chennai driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Tirupati to Chennai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
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Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams ©
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams

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