21 days in India Itinerary

21 days in India Itinerary

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21 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
1
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
8
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Chennai

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Pattumala Matha Church and Shiny Tours & Travals will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Idukki Dam and Meghamalai - High Wavy Mountains. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thekkady: Parunthumpara (in Peermade), Ramakkalmedu (in Nedumkandam) and Idukki (Kalvari Mount & Panchalimedu). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Jenis Grapes, get outside with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple, and see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady tour itinerary planner.

Chennai to Thekkady is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Idukki, Theni, Parunthumpara, Ramakkalmedu, Jenis Grapes
Highlights from your plan
Pattumala Matha Church ©
Pattumala Matha Church
The Periyar Interpretation Centre ©
The Periyar Interpretation Centre

3
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.
Kashi Art Gallery and Celebrity Wax Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Edappally Church Complex and Shiva Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Vaikom Mahadeva Temple (in Kottayam), Vaikom Lake Beach (in Vaikom) and Alappuzha (Pathiramanal Beach, International Coir Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , take in the exciting artwork at Kerala Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Antony's Shrine, and kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) day trip site .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Alappuzha, Vaikom Lake Beach, Mararikulam Beach, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, see the interesting displays at Bhau Daji Lad Museum, wander the streets of Malabar Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Babu Amichand Panalal Jain Temple, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Thomas Cathedral Mumbai. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Sri Radha Madanmohan Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Kharghar Hills, don't miss a visit to Bawkhaleshwar temple, then browse the different shops at Inorbit Mall Vashi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nerul Balaji Temple, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jewel Of Navi Mumbai.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Mumbai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Mumbai when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in March, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Navi Mumbai
Highlights from your plan
Babu Amichand Panalal Jain Temple ©
Babu Amichand Panalal Jain Temple
Nerul Balaji Temple ©
Nerul Balaji Temple
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Manak Chowk and Havelis, contemplate the long history of Phool Mahal, view the masterpieces at Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School, browse the exhibits of Umaid Heritage Art School, then take in the exciting artwork at Kotsa - Travellers Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Ganesh Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur trip planner.

Fly from Mumbai to Jodhpur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Jodhpur. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Museums Shopping Spas

Side Trip

Manak Chowk and Havelis
Highlights from your plan
Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School ©
Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School
Umaid Heritage Art School ©
Umaid Heritage Art School
Phool Mahal ©
Phool Mahal

3
nights
New Delhi

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mehrauli Archaeological Park and Sacred Heart Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Camera and Indian Air Force Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Delhi: Gurugram (Gurgaon) (Tau Devi Lal Bio Diversity Park, Sai Ka Angan Temple, &more), Noida (Rashtriya Dalit Prerna Sthal and Green Garden & ISKCON Noida) and Ghaziabad (Shipra Mall, ISKCON Temple, Ghaziabad, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Sultanpur Fun Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Malai Mandir, New Delhi, admire the masterpieces at Urusvati Museum of Folklore, and admire the natural beauty at Sunder Nursery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Jodhpur to New Delhi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jodhpur in March, expect nights in New Delhi to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trips

Gurugram (Gurgaon), Ghaziabad, Noida
Highlights from your plan
Mehrauli Archaeological Park ©
Mehrauli Archaeological Park
Sacred Heart Cathedral ©
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Sai Baba Temple ©
Sai Baba Temple

3
nights
Agra

Agra ©
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lotus Throne and Mata Vaishno Devi Dham. Tomb of Akbar the Great and Radha Damodar Temple will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Vrindavan (Madan Mohan Temple & Govinda Dev ji), Bharatpur (Laxman Temple & Bankebihari Temple) and Fatehpur Sikri (Hathi Pol, Dargah of Hzrt Saleem Chisti, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mina Masjid, take in nature's colorful creations at Anguri Bagh, make a trip to Tomb Of John Russell Colvin, and admire the striking features of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Agra trip maker.

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Agra, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Spas Museums

Side Trips

Fatehpur Sikri, Vrindavan, Bharatpur, Tomb of Akbar the Great
Highlights from your plan
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal ©
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal
Tomb of Akbar the Great ©
Tomb of Akbar the Great
Radha Damodar Temple ©
Radha Damodar Temple

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing and Amer jeep Safari. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Moti Dungari Temple and Jame Masjid. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Govind Dev Ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Royal Gaitor Tumbas, identify plant and animal life at Elefriend, and stop by Channi Carpets & Textiles.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip planner.

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amer jeep Safari ©
Amer jeep Safari
Govind Dev Ji Temple ©
Govind Dev Ji Temple
Moti Dungari Temple ©
Moti Dungari Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Crystal Gallery, view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bada Mahal, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Kharch Bhandar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrinathji Temple, get engrossed in the history at Maharana Pratap Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Fateh Sagar Lake, then make a trip to Animal Aid Unlimited, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Udaipur trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Udaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Udaipur

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Nathdwara
Highlights from your plan
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
Maharana Pratap Museum ©
Maharana Pratap Museum
Spas & Wellness

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