33 days in India Itinerary

33 days in India Itinerary

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33 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Jaipur
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Agra
— 4 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
7
Leh
— 5 nights
Drive:  9​h
8
Manali
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
9
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
10
Goa
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marari Beach and Njarackal Arattuvazhi Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kashi Art Gallery and Durbar Hall Art Gallery. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) to go to Kottayam and see Mozart Art Gallery, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, take in the exciting artwork at Kerala Museum, and look for gifts at Waltons Boutique.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) online day trip planner .

Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Mozart Art Gallery, Marari Beach
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery

2
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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 5th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, and then look for gifts at Kerala Crafts. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©
Kerala Crafts ©
Kerala Crafts

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, then look for gifts at Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES), and then view the masterpieces at Umaid Heritage Art School.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur day trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Jodhpur in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Zipline
Umaid Heritage Art School ©
Umaid Heritage Art School

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 9th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, then explore the galleries of Art Haveli, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and finally stop by Gothwal Art. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Pichola, then browse the different shops at Forum Celebration Mall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of ShreenathJi Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Udaipur trip maker tool .

You can drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Jodhpur, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Udaipur, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Art Haveli
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Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

5
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 in touch with nature at Amer Jeep Safari and Safaris. Let the collections at Nahargarh Fort and City Palace of Jaipur capture your imagination. Take a break from Jaipur with a short trip to Khatu Shyam Ji Temple in Sikar, about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moti Dungari Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Jaipur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Khatu Shyam Ji Temple
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Amer jeep Safari ©
Amer jeep Safari
Nahargarh Fort ©
Nahargarh Fort

4
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Spiritual Museum and New Nice Marble Art & Handicrafts. Popular historic sites such as Agra Fort and Balkeshwar Mandir are in your itinerary. Step out of Agra to go to Bharatpur and see Keoladeo National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, explore the galleries of Shahin Arts, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Guru ka Tal.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra trip planner .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Alchi Monastary and Likir Gompa. Hemis Monastery and Spituk Monastery will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, cruise along Khardung La, examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Leh attractions planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Leh

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

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

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Manikaran Gurudwara. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Rohtang Pass, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Manali tour itinerary maker website .

Drive from Leh to Manali in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib
Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Vivekananda Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Park Street, then examine the collection at Netaji Bhawan, and finally explore the galleries of Academy of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Gallery Kolkata, look for gifts at Sunshine, and then head outdoors with Travel Chhuti Chhuti.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) online vacation planner .

Getting from Manali to Kolkata (Calcutta) by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Shopping Outdoors Museums
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Park Street ©
Park Street
Vivekananda Museum ©
Vivekananda Museum
Netaji Bhawan ©
Netaji Bhawan

4
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 some cultural insight at Naval Aviation Museum and Palacio do Deao. Escape the urban bustle at Mobor Beach and Betalbatim Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Majorda Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanta Durga Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Galjibaga Beach, and have some family-friendly fun at Milsim Goa Paintball.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Goa online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Goa in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta), expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Goa, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Majorda Beach ©
Majorda Beach
Mobor Beach ©
Mobor Beach
Betalbatim Beach ©
Betalbatim Beach

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