30 days in India Itinerary

30 days in India Itinerary

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30 days in India Itinerary

Start: Indore
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Thekkady
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Leh
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h
6
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
Udaipur
— 2 nights
10
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
End: Indore

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 1st (Fri), snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, then take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Banganga Tank, pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, then take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mumbai trip planning website .

Indore to Mumbai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Indore in November, with highs in Mumbai at 40°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India (in Kodungallur), Adi Shancharachaya Temple (in Kalady) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) route website .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in November, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be a bit warmer, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Thrissur, Marari Beach, Adi Shancharachaya Temple, 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
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam Beach (in Kovalam) and Varkala Beach (in Varkala). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, make a trip to Holy Land, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeramankara Shiva Temple.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. November in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Holy Land, Kovalam Beach, Varkala Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

4
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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, get your game on at Thekkady Rose Park, and see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady driving holiday site .

Drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

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, explore the ancient world of Basgo gompa, gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, and examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Leh road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Leh takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Guru ka Tal.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Agra holiday maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In November, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

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

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, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Humayun's Tomb, make a trip to India Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and examine the collection at National Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi online road trip planner .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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 (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jodhpur holiday planning website .

Getting from New Delhi to Jodhpur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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 37°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Zipline

2
nights
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 25th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of City Palace of Udaipur, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and finally explore the historical opulence of Monsoon Palace. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Udaipur route maker website .

You can drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

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
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

4
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, shopping, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Amber Palace, step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, look for all kinds of wild species at Make Bike Trip, and admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jaipur trip builder site .

Fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Jaipur are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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