21 days in India Itinerary

21 days in India Itinerary

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21 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mangalore
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Hyderabad
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
9
Chennai
— 2 nights
End: Chennai

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 12th (Thu), take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, then steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and then head outdoors with Marine Drive. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Banganga Tank.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mumbai online day trip planner .

Mangalore to Mumbai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

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 14th (Sat): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

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

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Jodhpur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mumbai in September: highs in Jodhpur hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Zipline

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Udaipur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Udaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jodhpur in September, things will get little chillier in Udaipur: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

3
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: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, and look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Jaipur route planner .

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Jaipur sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then make a trip to Jahangir Mahal. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Mehtab Bagh, then look for gifts at Rajrani Souvenirs, and then tour in style with a train tour.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Rail Tours

3
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: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazrat Nizamuddin Darga, and contemplate the long history of India Gate.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi travel route planner.

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

3
nights
Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, admire the landmark architecture of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banaras Ghats, and then make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Varanasi attractions planner .

Getting from New Delhi to Varanasi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. September in Varanasi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Spas & Wellness

4
nights
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Hyderabad is known for historic sites, theme parks, museums, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Salar Jung Museum, don't miss a visit to Charminar, step into the grandiose world of Golconda Fort, and find something for the whole family at Ramoji Film City.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hyderabad road trip planner.

You can fly from Varanasi to Hyderabad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Varanasi in September, expect Hyderabad to be little chillier, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
Highlights from your plan
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum
Ramoji Film City ©
Ramoji Film City

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach, then don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, and finally make a trip to Krishna's Butter Ball. On the next day, kick back and relax at Marina Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chennai online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hyderabad to Chennai takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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