21 days in India Itinerary

21 days in India Itinerary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and then cruise along 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 don't miss a visit to Gateway of India, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Banganga Tank.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mumbai road trip planner.

Mangalore to Mumbai is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. September in Mumbai sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya ©
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): kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jodhpur day trip planner.

You can fly from Mumbai to Jodhpur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in September, you will find days in Jodhpur are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Adventure Tours
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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and finally explore the activities along Lake Pichola.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Udaipur route planning tool.

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 a bit cooler 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 Nature Parks
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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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Amber Palace, don't miss a visit to Birla Mandir Temple, take some stellar pictures from Nahargarh Fort, and see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip maker website.

Getting from Udaipur to Jaipur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Jaipur sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 19th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Agra Fort, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Mehtab Bagh, stop by Rajrani Souvenirs, and then make a short side trip with Day Trips.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Agra tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 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
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at Red Fort, make a trip to Qutub Minar, and take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham.

Plan trip to New Delhi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in New Delhi are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the activities along Ganges River, admire the landmark architecture of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then don't miss a visit to Banaras Ghats, and then make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Varanasi trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Varanasi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Varanasi can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Salar Jung Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Charminar, admire the landmark architecture of Chowmahalla Palace, and get in on the family fun at Ramoji Film City.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hyderabad trip tool.

You can fly from Varanasi to Hyderabad in 4 hours. Other options are to 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 travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites Theme Parks Nature
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.
On the 1st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, then don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, and finally make a trip to Krishna's Butter Ball. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Marina Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chennai holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Hyderabad to Chennai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Chennai are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Beaches Outdoors Parks

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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