40 days in India Itinerary

40 days in India Itinerary

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Start: Quito
Fly:  26 h
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Agra
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Jaipur
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Udaipur
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
6
Goa
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7 h 30 min
7
Kannur
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
Kovalam
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
9
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
11
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Quito

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Humayun's Tomb and India Gate. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Red Fort and Akshardham. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, examine the collection at National Museum, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar, and stop by Hauz Khas Village.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the New Delhi online trip builder.

Quito, Ecuador to New Delhi is an approximately 24- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to India Standard Time (IST) is 10.5 hours. Traveling from Quito in March, expect nights in New Delhi to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort ©
Red Fort
India Gate ©
India Gate

4
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Taj Mahal and Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. Agra Fort and Saha Burj are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Diwan E Aam.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Agra road trip site.

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal ©
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Amber Palace and Rusirani Village. City Palace of Jaipur and Nahargarh Fort will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, contemplate the long history of Royal Gaitor Tumbas, see the interesting displays at Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, and step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal.

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You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Jaipur are 44°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

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 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, admire the striking features of City Palace of Udaipur, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Udaipur online trip planner.

Fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Udaipur sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Spas Historic Sites
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple
Spas & Wellness

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 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Jaswant Thada, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and finally make a trip to Ghanta Ghar.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jodhpur trip planner.

You can drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Jodhpur are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Jaswant Thada ©
Jaswant Thada

6
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 a sense of the local culture at Old Goa and Palacio do Deao. Get some historical perspective at Basilica of Bom Jesus and Fort Aguada. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach, stop by Shamrock Jewellers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Calangute Beach, and browse the exhibits of Achies Art Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Goa vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Jodhpur to Goa in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jodhpur in April: highs in Goa hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

5
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Get some historical perspective at Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple and Sundareswara Temple. Get some cultural insight at Cannanore Lighthouse and Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple. Take a break from Kannur with a short trip to Thalassery Fort in Thalassery, about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, stroll through Choottad Beach, take an in-depth tour of Arakkal Museum, and make a trip to Sri Rajarajeswara Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kannur route maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Kannur in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Thalassery Fort, Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Sundareswara Temple ©
Sundareswara Temple
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

3
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.
Let the collections at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Napier Museum capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Shri Chitra Art Gallery. When in Kovalam, make a side trip to see Vizhinjam Lighthouse in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), approximately Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Kovalam Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Shanghumukham Beach.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kovalam online travel route planner.

Getting from Kannur to Kovalam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mattancherry and Church of Saint Francis. Visit Paradesi Synagogue and Salem Marthoma Church for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Kodungallur (Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple & Azhikode Munakkal Beach). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kodungallur, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Salem Marthoma Church ©
Salem Marthoma Church

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple and then stroll through Marari Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mararikulam trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple
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Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, then take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and finally steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, stop by Colaba, and then wander the streets of Nariman Point.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mumbai trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mararikulam to Mumbai. In May in Mumbai, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 31°C at night. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Neighborhoods Tours Museums
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Colaba ©
Colaba
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Shree Siddhivinayak ©
Shree Siddhivinayak

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