29 days in India Itinerary

29 days in India Itinerary

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29 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bristol
+2
train + foot + Fly:  13​h
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Guruvayur
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
Kasaragod
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
6
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Agra
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
9
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
10
Varanasi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  23​h
End: Bristol

2
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib and Walking tours. Visit Rajpath and Mehrauli Archaeological Park for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chhatarpur Temple, admire the landmark architecture of ISKCON Temple Delhi, contemplate the long history of India Gate, and explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip builder tool .

Bristol, UK to New Delhi is an approximately 13-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to New Delhi is 5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
Rajpath ©
Rajpath

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Ganesh Temple, steep yourself in history at Manak Chowk and Havelis, then contemplate the long history of Phool Mahal, and finally steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jodhpur holiday builder tool .

Fly from New Delhi to Jodhpur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from New Delhi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jodhpur, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Manak Chowk and Havelis
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Phool Mahal ©
Phool Mahal
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Edappally Church Complex and Jew Town. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Shiva Temple Ernakulam . Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: Alappuzha (International Coir Museum & St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal), Vaikom Mahadeva Temple (in Kottayam) and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Vembanad Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Antony's Shrine.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) itinerary tool .

You can fly from Jodhpur to Kochi (Cochin) in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Jodhpur, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin), ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Alappuzha, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Shiva Temple Ernakulam , Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Vembanad Lake
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Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

2
nights
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shatrughna Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurumbakavu Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple, then admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narayanamkulangara Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Palayur Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chowallurpady Siva Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harikanyaka Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Guruvayur travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thrissur
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple

1
night
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madhur Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malik Deenar Mosque, steep yourself in history at Bekal Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anandashram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Swami Nithyanand Ashram, and finally contemplate the long history of Hosdurg Fort. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trikkannad Tryambakeshwara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Malla Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthapura Lake Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Someshwara Temple.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kasaragod trip planner .

Drive from Guruvayur to Kasaragod in 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anandashram, Shri Gopalakrishna Temple, Someshwara Temple
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Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Anandashram ©
Anandashram
Swami Nithyanand Ashram ©
Swami Nithyanand Ashram

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 2nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, explore the galleries of City Palace of Udaipur, look for gifts at Gothwal Art, then explore the historical opulence of Monsoon Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bada Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Maharana Pratap Museum, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Udaipur trip itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kasaragod to Udaipur. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kasaragod in January: highs in Udaipur hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

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

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Moti Dungari Temple and Nahargarh Fort. Amber Palace and Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Gaitor Tumbas, explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shila Devi Temple, and make a trip to Monkey Temple (Galta Ji).

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip planner .

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Moti Dungari Temple ©
Moti Dungari Temple
Nahargarh Fort ©
Nahargarh Fort

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Diwan-I-Khas. Agra Fort and Gurudwara Guru ka Tal will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Agra: Fatehpur Sikri (Jodhabai Palace & Lotus Throne). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, make a trip to Shri Mankameshwar Mandir, admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, and contemplate the long history of Shah Burj.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Agra tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Jaipur in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Agra, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Fatehpur Sikri, Tomb of Akbar the Great
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Tomb of Akbar the Great ©
Tomb of Akbar the Great

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gurdwara Pathar Sahib and Alchi Monastary. Explore hidden gems such as Hemis Monastery and Monastery Circuit. Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Hemis National Park. Spend the 13th (Mon) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa, admire the striking features of Stakna Monastery, and delve into the distant past at Basgo gompa.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Leh road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Alchi Monastary
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Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

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nights
Varanasi

Varanasi ©
A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Popular historic sites such as Banaras Ghats and Sankat Mochan Temple are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sarnath and Vindhyavasini Devi Temple. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Archaeological Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple), and steep yourself in history at Batuk Bhairav Mandir.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Varanasi road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Leh to Varanasi takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vindhyavasini Devi Temple
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Banaras Ghats ©
Banaras Ghats
Sankat Mochan Temple ©
Sankat Mochan Temple
Sarnath ©
Sarnath

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