31 days in India Itinerary

31 days in India Itinerary

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31 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Manali
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  2​h 15​min
6
Thrissur
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Udaipur
— 2 nights
10
Jaipur
— 3 nights
11
Agra
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 1st (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Manikaran Gurudwara, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Manali trip itinerary planning website .

New Delhi to Manali is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib
Manu Temple ©
Manu Temple

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and then don't miss a visit to India Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, and then explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi route planning website .

You can fly from Manali to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In July in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Thiksey Monastery and Hall of Fame. Change things up with these side-trips from Leh: Alchi Monastary (in Alchi) and Hemis Monastery (in Hemis). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Leh trip builder website .

You can fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Alchi Monastary
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and Mangala Devi Temple. Step out of Thekkady with an excursion to Pampa Ganapathy Temple in Sabarimala--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, admire all the interesting features of Spice Cloud, explore the galleries of Green land spice garden, and see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Thekkady takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Pampa Ganapathy Temple
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Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©
The Periyar Interpretation Centre ©
The Periyar Interpretation Centre

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beemapally Mosque. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, examine the collection at Napier Museum, then see the interesting displays at Priyadarshini Planetarium, then explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarkara Devi Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. July in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Thrissur.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
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Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Napier Museum ©
Napier Museum

3
nights
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Get a sense of the local culture at Guruvayur Temple and Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thrissur: Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar), Vilwadrinatha Temple (in Thiruvilvamala) and Guruvayur (Harikanyaka Temple, Chowallurpady Siva Temple, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Thrissur trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thrissur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Thrissur, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Vilwadrinatha Temple, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Vilwadrinatha Temple ©
Vilwadrinatha Temple

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam and Paradesi Synagogue. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Cherthala (St. Mary's Forane Church & Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple) and Malayattoor (St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Malayattoor Church, & more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Antony's Shrine, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and contemplate the long history of Edappally Church Complex.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kochi (Cochin) using our trip planner.

You can take a train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cherthala, Malayattoor
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
St. Antony's Shrine ©
St. Antony's Shrine
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): try out the rides at Red Carpet Wax Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then make a trip to Gateway of India, and finally look for gifts at Bungalow Eight. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, head outdoors with Marine Drive, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, and finally take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mumbai trip planner .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Mumbai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. July in Mumbai sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, then stop by Gothwal Art, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pacific Art. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, then step into the grandiose world of Monsoon Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Udaipur travel route tool .

You can fly from Mumbai to Udaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. July in Udaipur sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Bagore Ki Haveli ©
Bagore Ki Haveli
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

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.
Get some cultural insight at Amber Palace and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal, look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend, and take in the exciting artwork at Jitesh Arts.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jaipur road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

4
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. Spend the 30th (Tue) on the rails with a train tour. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Soami Bagh, take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, and take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Agra trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Agra sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Spiritual Museum ©
Spiritual Museum

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