54 days in India Itinerary

54 days in India Itinerary

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54 days in India Itinerary

Start: Tehran
+2
subway + Fly + taxi:  10​h 45​min
1
Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Leh
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h
5
Agra
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Jaipur
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Kochi (Cochin)
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Kottayam
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Thekkady
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Munnar
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
13
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Tehran

2
nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
On the 2nd (Sat), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Jaisalmer trip tool .

Tehran, Iran to Jaisalmer is an approximately 11-hour combination of subway, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Tehran to Jaisalmer. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 4th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then appreciate the history behind Jaswant Thada.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jodhpur trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

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

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, shopping, parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi road trip website .

You can fly from Jodhpur to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Jodhpur, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New Delhi, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Leh.

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

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.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, museums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, steep yourself in history at Basgo gompa, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Leh visit planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Leh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

5
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple, and admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

6
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, wildlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Elefun, and admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur online route planner .

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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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 25th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Pichola, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, then explore the galleries of Gothwal Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, and then explore the historical opulence of Monsoon Palace.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Udaipur trip planner .

Fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Gateway of India. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, head outdoors with Marine Drive, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, and finally take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Mumbai online visit planner .

You can fly from Udaipur to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Udaipur in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Mumbai: highs are around 40°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mumbai

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

6
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.
Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Adi Shancharachaya Temple (in Kalady), Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India (in Kodungallur) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's much more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, get your game on at Plug And Play Gaming Lounge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ivor Madom Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) journey builder app .

Fly from Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Mumbai in November, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin): temperatures range from 37°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Thrissur, Adi Shancharachaya Temple, Marari Beach, Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 4:
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

5
nights
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kottayam: St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala), Pathanamthitta (St Thomas Ecumenical Church & Valiyakoikal Temple) and Thiruvalla (Sree Vallabha Temple & Parumala Church). Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Kumaranalloor, contemplate the waterfront views at Vembanad Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thazhathangady Juma Masjid, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Orthodox Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kottayam trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kottayam are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta, Kerala, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 9:
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Kumaranalloor ©
Kumaranalloor

6
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: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, look and learn at Green land spice garden, walk around Thekkady Rose Park, and admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary website .

Getting from Kottayam to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

5
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, take in the awesome beauty at Chokramudi Peak, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip maker tool .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Munnar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Idamalayar Dam
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Varkala Town (Varkala Beach & Asparagus) and Kovalam Beach (in Kovalam). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Napier Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Mahadeva Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) journey planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Spas Museums

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Holy Land, Kovalam Beach
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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