56 days in India Itinerary

56 days in India Itinerary

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Havelock Island
— 3 nights
Drive to Vir Savarkar International Airport, Fly to Sheikh ul Alam Airport
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Srinagar
— 4 nights
Fly
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Leh
— 5 nights
Fly
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Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive
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Manali
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rishikesh
— 4 nights
Fly
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Gangtok
— 4 nights
Drive
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Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Fly
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New Delhi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Agra
— 3 nights
Fly
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Jaipur
— 5 nights
Fly
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Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mumbai
— 4 nights
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Goa
— 7 nights

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Havelock Island

Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then stroll through Kalapathar Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Inglis Island.

Plan my trip to Havelock Island with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:

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Srinagar

Kashmiri Venice

The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Explore hidden gems such as Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden and Nigeen Lake. Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Nasim Bagh, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khir Bhawani Temple, and contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Srinagar attractions app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Havelock Island to Srinagar. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay May 4 — 8:

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shanti Stupa and Likir Gompa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leh: Hemis Monastery (in Hemis) and Alchi Monastery (in Alchi). Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Hemis National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, admire the landmark architecture of Matho Gompa, don't miss a visit to The Ladakh Arts and Media Organisation, and examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Leh trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Srinagar to Leh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 13:

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Dharamsala

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Norbulingka Institute and Triund Hill. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyuto Monastery, relax and rejuvenate at Synergy Massage Parlour, admire the striking features of Nechung Monastery, and don't miss a visit to Chamunda Devi Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dharamsala travel tool.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Dharamsala takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:

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Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like International Roerich Memorial Trust and Beas River. Get out of town with these interesting Manali side-trips: Kullu (Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery, Raghunath Temple, &more) and Tripura Sundari Temple (in Naggar). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, explore the activities along Beas Kund, see some colorful creatures with Riding Solo, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Manali trip planner.

Drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 16 — 19:

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Rishikesh

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Har ki Pauri and Triveni Ghat. Change things up with these side-trips from Rishikesh: Kunjapuri Temple (in Narendranagar), Patna Waterfalls (in Patna) and Haridwar (Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, Vaishno Devi Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Shiv Gauri Pashmina World, take in the views from Ram Jhula, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rishikesh trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Manali to Rishikesh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 23:

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Gangtok

Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to MG Marg and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ranka Monastery, take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gangtok online day trip planner.

Getting from Rishikesh to Gangtok by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 27:

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Darjeeling

Queen of the Hills

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
On the 28th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at Himalayan Yoga Bliss - Yoga Teacher Training India , Himalayas and Goa, get great views at Tiger Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guru Sakya Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Chowrasta. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, then admire the masterpieces at Himalayan Tibet Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Barbotey Rock Garden.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Darjeeling trip planning tool.

Drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 3.5 hours. May in Darjeeling sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Gandhi Smriti. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Delhi: Gurugram (Gurgaon) (Sheetla Mata Mandir & Sai Ka Angan Temple) and DLF Mall Of India (in Noida). Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chhatarpur Temple, see the interesting displays at National Gandhi Museum, and wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi holiday app.

Getting from Darjeeling to New Delhi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Darjeeling in May, plan for a bit warmer days in New Delhi, with highs around 47°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:

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Agra

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lotus Throne and Fatehpur Sikri. Explore Agra's surroundings by going to Dwarkadheesh Temple (in Fatehpur) and Fatehpur Sikri (Jodha Bai's Palace & Diwan-I-Khas). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, take in nature's colorful creations at Anguri Bagh, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Agra online visit planner.

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Agra are 46°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:

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Jaipur

Pink City

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Elefanjoy and Photography Tours. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Govind Dev Ji Temple.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Jaipur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 11:

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Jaisalmer

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Explore hidden gems such as Off-Road Tours and Hari Om Jewellers. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Jaisalmer War Museum, see the interesting displays at Government Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shantinath Temple, and steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaisalmer tour itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Jaipur to Jaisalmer in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

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Mumbai

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Mary Basilica and Walking tours. Take a break from Mumbai with a short trip to Imagica Water Park in Khopoli, about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Red Carpet Wax Museum, cruise along Marine Drive, don't miss a visit to Worli Sea Face, and pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mumbai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jaisalmer to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Mumbai

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:

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Goa

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mangeshi Temple and Mobor Beach. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sinquerim Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanta Durga Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Baga Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Francis of Assissi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Goa trip planner.

Fly from Mumbai to Goa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Mumbai in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Goa: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 29°C at night.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 25:

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.