60 days in India Itinerary

60 days in India Itinerary

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Start: Lucknow
1
Lucknow
— 9 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 45 min
2
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Gangtok
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Lachung
— 1 night
Travel:  25 h
5
Havelock Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3 h 30 min
6
Neil Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
7
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Bus:  7 h
8
Goa
— 10 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6 h 15 min
9
Bhuj
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 15 min
10
Jaisalmer
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h
11
Rishikesh
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
12
Leh
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h
13
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
14
Dharamsala
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Lucknow

9
nights
Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bara Imambara and Hazratganj. There's much more to do: make a trip to Chowk, admire the landmark architecture of Chhota Imambara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandrika Devi Mandir, and see the interesting displays at The Residency.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lucknow route app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Lucknow. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Lucknow

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Chandrika Devi Mandir ©
Chandrika Devi Mandir
Bara Imambara ©
Bara Imambara
Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj

2
nights
Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
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 17th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda, get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then gain insight at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Barbotey Rock Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guru Sakya Monastery, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Darjeeling trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Lucknow to Darjeeling takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Lucknow in April, you will find days in Darjeeling are little chillier (37°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

5
nights
Gangtok

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 Hanuman Tok and Flower Exhibition Centre. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rumtek Monastery Sikkim, deepen your understanding at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, contemplate the long history of Nathula, and don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gangtok road trip planning tool.

Drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Lachung.

Things to do in Gangtok

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 23:
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Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Hanuman Tok ©
Hanuman Tok
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim ©
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim

1
night
Lachung

Lachung ©
Perched high in the Himalayas, Lachung offers quintessential mountain scenery and small-village hospitality, making it one of India's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lachung Monastery, take in the dramatic scenery at Naga Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhim Nala Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Yumthang Valley, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lachung Monastery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lachung online holiday planner.

You can drive from Gangtok to Lachung in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Lachung

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Yumthang Valley ©
Yumthang Valley
Bhim Nala Falls ©
Bhim Nala Falls
Naga Falls ©
Naga Falls

1
night
Havelock Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then kick back and relax at Radhanagar Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Havelock Island online tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Lachung to Havelock Island with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Neil Island.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Radhanagar Beach ©
Radhanagar Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Neil Island

Neil Island ©
Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Neil Island, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its green landscape and coral reefs.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, stroll through Laxmanpur Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bharatpur Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Neil Island Jetty. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ram Nagar Beach and then kick back and relax at Sitapur Beach.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Neil Island driving holiday tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Havelock Island to Neil Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Neil Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:
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Bharatpur Beach ©
Bharatpur Beach
Sitapur Beach ©
Sitapur Beach
Laxmanpur Beach ©
Laxmanpur Beach

2
nights
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pancha Rathas and Draupadi Ratha. Take a break from Mahabalipuram with a short trip to DakshinaChitra Museum in Muttukadu, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple, examine the collection at India Seashell Museum, delve into the distant past at Tiger Cave, and steep yourself in history at Dharmaraja Ratha.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram day trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Neil Island to Mahabalipuram. April in Mahabalipuram sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
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Shore Temple ©
Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum

10
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Explore hidden gems such as Arossim Beach and Cansaulim Beach. There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Tanshikar's Working Organic Spice Farm, admire the landmark architecture of Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, stroll through Betalbatim Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangeshi Temple.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Goa trip maker.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Mahabalipuram to Goa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Mahabalipuram in May, you will find days in Goa are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bhuj.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Arossim Beach ©
Arossim Beach
Tanshikar's Working Organic Spice Farm ©
Tanshikar's Working Organic Spice Farm
Mangeshi Temple ©
Mangeshi Temple

3
nights
Bhuj

Bhuj ©
Established long ago as an important regional city, Bhuj has had to rebuild on several occasions due to devastating earthquakes destroying its temples, palaces, and residential areas.
Explore hidden gems such as White Desert Of Kutch and Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Great Rann of Kutch, witness the site of a historic battle at Bhujia Fort, don't miss a visit to Shri Krishna Pranami Tempal, and take an in-depth tour of Sharad Baug Palace.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bhuj trip planner.

Getting from Goa to Bhuj by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Goa in May, expect nights in Bhuj to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 46°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Bhuj

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kutch
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Great Rann of Kutch ©
Great Rann of Kutch
White Desert Of Kutch ©
White Desert Of Kutch
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj ©
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj

5
nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Off-Road Tours and Jaisalmer War Museum. Step out of Jaisalmer with an excursion to Sam Sand Dunes in Kanoi--about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort, look for gifts at Desert Art Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temples.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jaisalmer trip itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Bhuj to Jaisalmer in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sam Sand Dunes
Find places to stay May 14 — 19:
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Safaris
Off-Road Tours
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort

5
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
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 Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh. Take a break from Rishikesh with a short trip to Ganga Aarti at Haridwar in Haridwar, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kunjapuri Devi Temple, explore the fascinating underground world of Vashishta Gufa, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Scorpion Handicrafts.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rishikesh online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Jaisalmer to Rishikesh by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Haridwar
Find places to stay May 19 — 24:
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Kunjapuri Devi Temple ©
Kunjapuri Devi Temple
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Vashishta Gufa ©
Vashishta Gufa

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Namgyal Tsemo Gompa and Tingmosgang Monastery. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stakna Monastery, admire the striking features of Matho Gompa, don't miss a visit to The Ladakh Arts and Media Organisation, and appreciate the views at Zanskar the Virgin Valley.

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Getting from Rishikesh to Leh by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay May 24 — 29:
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Namgyal Tsemo Gompa ©
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa
Stakna Monastery ©
Stakna Monastery
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Explore hidden gems such as The Ridge and Tara Devi Temple. There's much more to do: stroll around Annandale Ground, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, don't miss a visit to The Mall, and pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Shimla online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Shimla in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
The Ridge ©
The Ridge
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground

4
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Explore hidden gems such as Norbulingka Institute and Chamunda Devi Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Dharamsala side-trips: Kangra (Mata Brajeshwari Devi, The Temples of Ashapuri, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyuto Monastery, don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, browse the collection at Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, and take in the exciting artwork at Naam Art Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Dharamsala journey app.

Getting from Shimla to Dharamsala by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kangra
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Gyuto Monastery ©
Gyuto Monastery
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Chamunda Devi Temple ©
Chamunda Devi Temple

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