48 days in India Itinerary

48 days in India Itinerary

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48 days in India Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  27 h
1
Leh
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  5 h
2
Agra
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
7
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
9
Goa
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
10
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
12
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
13
Kochi (Cochin)
— 7 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Sao Paulo

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.
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, delve into the distant past at Basgo gompa, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and don't miss a visit to Temple at Sumda Chun.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Leh trip itinerary builder site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Leh is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Leh is 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Zanskar the Virgin Valley ©
Zanskar the Virgin Valley
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa

4
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Take a break from Agra with a short trip to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, don't miss a visit to Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple, and contemplate the long history of Saha Burj.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra trip planner .

Getting from Leh to Agra by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In December, daytime highs in Agra are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

4
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: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection at National Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi day trip tool .

Getting from Agra to New Delhi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in New Delhi are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): examine the collection at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Ganesh Handicrafts.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jodhpur vacation builder site .

Getting from New Delhi to Jodhpur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in January, you will find days in Jodhpur are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts

2
nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli and then steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort.

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

Getting from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort
Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli ©
Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli

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: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, look for all kinds of wild species at Amer Jeep Safari, and admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

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

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Parks
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, admire the landmark architecture of City Palace of Udaipur, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Sahelion Ki Bari, explore the historical opulence of Monsoon Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Udaipur online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Udaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banganga Tank, make a trip to Gateway of India, contemplate the long history of Khotachiwadi, then don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, and finally take a stroll through Dharavi. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Crawford Market, admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, cruise along Marine Drive, then take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mumbai trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Udaipur in January; daily highs in Mumbai reach 36°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baga Beach, relax in the rural setting at Dudhsagar Plantation and Farmstay, hit the bull's-eye at Milsim Goa Paintball, and admire the striking features of Basilica of Bom Jesus.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Goa day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mumbai to Goa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Goa, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Goa

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

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and Varkala (Varkala Light House, Spas & Wellness, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Holy Land, step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, and see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) holiday maker site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam, Holy Land
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, have fun at Thekkady Rose Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and look and learn at Green land spice garden.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Thekkady itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

3
nights
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar itinerary builder .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. January in Munnar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Climbing Tours

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Mararikulam (Marari Beach & Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple), Malayattoor Church (in Malayattoor) and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) journey app .

You can drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. In February, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Thrissur, Mararikulam, Adi Shancharachaya Temple, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Malayattoor Church
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 9:
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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