32 days in India Itinerary

32 days in India Itinerary

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Kovalam
— 2 nights
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
3
Amritsar
— 4 nights
4
New Delhi
— 3 nights
5
Jaipur
— 4 nights
6
Agra
— 1 night
7
Varanasi
— 2 nights
8
Pelling
— 2 nights
9
Guwahati
— 2 nights
10
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
11
Mumbai
— 2 nights
12
Goa
— 3 nights

2
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Beemapally Mosque, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Vellayani Lake, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kovalam driving holiday planner.

New Delhi to Kovalam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Kovalam to be much hotter, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Thekkady trip planner.

You can drive from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Spas
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Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve

4
nights
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Harmandir Sahib and Dera Baba Jaimal Singhji. Step off the beaten path and head to Shri Pindori Dham Temple and Gurudwara Ramsar Sahib. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Goindwal Sahib, admire the striking features of Gurdwara Bibeksar Sahib, and explore the ancient world of Pul Kanjari.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Amritsar trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Amritsar in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Amritsar are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks

Side Trip

Shri Pindori Dham Temple
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Shri Pindori Dham Temple ©
Shri Pindori Dham Temple
Dera Baba Jaimal Singhji ©
Dera Baba Jaimal Singhji

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat, then contemplate the long history of India Gate, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, and finally make a trip to Rajpath. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chhatarpur Temple and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Amritsar in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in New Delhi, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
Rajpath ©
Rajpath

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.
Take a break from the city and head to EleSafari and Elefriend. Discover out-of-the-way places like Moti Dungari Temple and Make Bike Trip. When in Jaipur, make a side trip to see Khatu Shyam Ji Temple in Sikar, approximately Sikar away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Amber Palace, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, appreciate the history behind Diwan-e-Khas Hall of Private Audience, and explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip planner.

You can fly from New Delhi to Jaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Khatu Shyam Ji Temple
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Moti Dungari Temple ©
Moti Dungari Temple
Amber Palace
Amber Palace
EleSafari ©
EleSafari

1
night
Agra

Agra ©
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the striking features of Tomb of Akbar the Great, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, then contemplate the long history of Saha Burj, and finally take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Agra travel route planner.

Fly from Jaipur to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jaipur in January: highs in Agra hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Gurudwara Guru ka Tal ©
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal
Tomb of Akbar the Great ©
Tomb of Akbar the Great
Saha Burj ©
Saha Burj

2
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.
On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sankat Mochan Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple), and finally contemplate the long history of Batuk Bhairav Mandir.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Varanasi tour builder app.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Varanasi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Varanasi can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pelling.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Chunar Fort
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Sankat Mochan Temple ©
Sankat Mochan Temple
Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple) ©
Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple)
Batuk Bhairav Mandir ©
Batuk Bhairav Mandir

2
nights
Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tashiding Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dubdi Monastery. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Kartok Lake, then admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, and then make a trip to Coronation Throne Of Norbugang.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pelling driving holiday tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Varanasi to Pelling in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Pelling can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Guwahati.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Yuksom, Pemayangtse Monastery
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Dubdi Monastery ©
Dubdi Monastery
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins

2
nights
Guwahati

Guwahati ©
A place to engage with the culture of the northeast, Guwahati represents the largest city in the region, and acts as a stepping stone for wider explorations.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, then tour on your own time with Awe Rides, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Guwahati War Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umananda Temple. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Janardana Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ugratara Temple, and then explore the striking landscape of Nameri National Park.

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

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pelling to Guwahati in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daytime highs in Guwahati are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Guwahati

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nameri National Park
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
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Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Nameri National Park
Nameri National Park

1
night
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Bhawanipore Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pareshnath Jain Temple, then wander the streets of Park Street, then explore the galleries of Vivekananda Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parashnath Jain Temple. On your second day here, wander the streets of Tangra Chinatown, then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Kolkata, Sri Sri Radha Govind Temple, and then identify plant and animal life at Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) journey site.

Traveling by flight from Guwahati to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Parashnath Jain Temple ©
Parashnath Jain Temple
Park Street ©
Park Street
Bhawanipore Cemetery ©
Bhawanipore Cemetery

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Aarey Colony, then make a trip to Kanheri Caves, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aksa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Mary Basilica and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahalakshmi Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mumbai road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Mumbai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January, expect Mumbai to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Mumbai

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica
Mahalakshmi Temple ©
Mahalakshmi Temple
Aksa Beach ©
Aksa Beach

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Get in touch with nature at Baga Beach and Betalbatim Beach. Visit Church of St. Francis of Assissi and Reis Magos Fort for their historical value. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Majorda Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus, contemplate the long history of Palacio do Deao, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangeshi Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Goa road trip planner.

Fly from Mumbai to Goa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Mumbai in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Goa, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
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Majorda Beach ©
Majorda Beach
Betalbatim Beach ©
Betalbatim Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach

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