48 days in India Itinerary

48 days in India Itinerary

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Start: Guwahati
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
New Delhi
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Amritsar
— 3 nights
Train + Taxi:  5 h
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Dehradun
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Mathura
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Lucknow
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Varanasi
— 2 nights
fly:  2 h 30 min
9
Jaipur
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
10
Ahmedabad
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
11
Indore
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
12
Mumbai
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
13
Nagpur
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  6 h 15 min
14
Goa
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
15
Chennai
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
16
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
End: Guwahati

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Humayun's Tomb and India Gate. Your inner history buff will appreciate Red Fort and Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan). Step out of New Delhi to go to Noida and see The Great India Place, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, and stop by People Tree.

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Guwahati to New Delhi is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

The Great India Place
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

3
nights
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Get some cultural insight at Harmandir Sahib and Durgiana Temple. Let the collections at Central Sikh Museum and The Partition Museum capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: stop by India House, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and make a trip to Akal Takht.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amritsar trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Amritsar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Amritsar are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
Spas

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, examine the collection at Prantika, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Naldehra Golf Course, take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, and then appreciate the views at Green Valley.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Amritsar to Shimla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dehradun.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Naldehra Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World

2
nights
Dehradun

Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
On the 4th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiv Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Parkasheshwar Mahadev Mandir, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gain insight at Indian Military Academy, then deepen your understanding at Forest Research Institute, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Mall.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dehradun trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Dehradun takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Mathura.

Things to do in Dehradun

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Pacific Mall ©
Pacific Mall

1
night
Mathura

Mathura ©
Split by the sacred Yamuna River, Mathura's claim to fame is being the birthplace of Krishna, the widely revered Hindu god.
On the 6th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banke Bihari Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, and then don't miss a visit to Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mathura trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dehradun to Mathura. In September in Mathura, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vrindavan
Highlights from your plan
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
Banke Bihari Temple ©
Banke Bihari Temple

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 7th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, then browse the exhibits of Taj Gallery, and then make a trip to Agra Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Spiritual Museum, examine the collection at Imperial Wax Museum, then examine the collection at Taj Museum, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Agra trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Mathura to Agra by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Agra, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lucknow.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Gallery ©
Taj Gallery

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hazratganj and Sri Sri Radha Raman Bihari Ji Mandir. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ada Chikan and Lucknow. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Residency, stroll around Ambedkar Memorial Park, steep yourself in history at Kothi Roshan-ud Daula, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lucknow tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Agra to Lucknow takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September in Lucknow, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Varanasi.

Things to do in Lucknow

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj
Lucknow ©
Lucknow
The Residency ©
The Residency

2
nights
Varanasi

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 12th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Annapurna Devi Mandir, then make a trip to Sarnath, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, and finally view the masterpieces at Ruchika Art Gallery. On the next day, make a trip to Banaras Ghats and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Varanasi travel planner.

You can drive from Lucknow to Varanasi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Varanasi can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ruchika Art Gallery ©
Ruchika Art Gallery
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Ganges River
Ganges River

6
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.
Let the collections at City Palace of Jaipur and Jaipur Rugs Company Pvt. Ltd. capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Amber Palace and Jaigarh Fort. There's much more to do: look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, admire the masterpieces at Mukesh Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Gallery Artchill, and explore the galleries of Dhola Maru Art Gallery.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

4
nights
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home and Jami Masjid will appeal to history buffs. Calico Museum of Textiles and Toy Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Ahmedabad's surroundings by going to Anand (Jitodia Vaijnath Mahadev Temple, Sardar Patel Trust, &more), Vadodara (Alkapuri Haveli, Lukshmi Vilas Palace, &more) and Vadtal (in Kheda). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Ahmedabad One Mall, examine the collection at Auto World Vintage Car Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sola Mandir Bhagwat Vidyapith, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kankaria Lake.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ahmedabad online holiday planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Ahmedabad by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Ahmedabad, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Indore.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Anand, Vadodara, Vadtal
Highlights from your plan
Calico Museum of Textiles ©
Calico Museum of Textiles
Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home ©
Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home
Jami Masjid ©
Jami Masjid

2
nights
Indore

Indore ©
The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore blends its historic past with future-oriented modernization.
On the 23rd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Khajrana Ganesh Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, then take in the dramatic scenery at Patal Pani Water Fall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ranjeet Hanuman Mandir. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Rajwada Indore, then hunt for treasures at Sarafa Bazaar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanch Mandir, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Siddh Vijay Ganesh Mandir.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Indore journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Ahmedabad to Indore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in September: high temperatures in Indore hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Indore

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir ©
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir
Shri Siddh Vijay Ganesh Mandir ©
Shri Siddh Vijay Ganesh Mandir
Sarafa Bazaar ©
Sarafa Bazaar

5
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Head to Bungalow Eight and Jehangir Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will appreciate Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. Change things up with these side-trips from Mumbai: Malgund Beach (in Malgund) and Navi Mumbai (Inorbit Mall Vashi & Seawoods Grand Central Mall). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Marine Drive, wander the streets of Colaba, admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mumbai trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Indore to Mumbai by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Indore in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Mumbai, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nagpur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Shopping Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Navi Mumbai, Malgund Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bungalow Eight ©
Bungalow Eight
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

2
nights
Nagpur

Nagpur ©
Located right in the center of the country, the relatively isolated Nagpur has remained off the typical tourist radar.
On the 1st (Thu), view the masterpieces at LeArtigiano Art Gallery, explore the activities along Futala Lake, learn more about the world around you at South Central Zone Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Sachee art gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Numismatic Art Gallery by Twentieth Century Coins.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nagpur trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Nagpur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Nagpur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Goa.

Things to do in Nagpur

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sachee art gallery ©
Sachee art gallery
All Saints' Cathedral ©
All Saints' Cathedral
South Central Zone Cultural Centre ©
South Central Zone Cultural Centre

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Take a break from the city and head to Palolem Beach and Tortoise Rock. Get some cultural insight at Old Goa and Basilica of Bom Jesus. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Literati Bookshop & Cafe, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount, explore the galleries of AUGUSTIN Studio & Gallery, and delve into the distant past at Fort Aguada.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Goa day trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Nagpur to Goa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. While traveling from Nagpur, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Goa, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Old Goa ©
Old Goa
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
You'll get in some beach time at Marina Beach and Besant Nagar Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at DakshinaChitra Museum and Fort St. George. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Cane and Bamboo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at T Nagar, Ranganathan Street, and view the masterpieces at M.Rm.Rm. Cultural Foundation.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chennai day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Goa to Chennai takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. In October in Chennai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Chennai

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
Highlights from your plan
Express Avenue Mall ©
Express Avenue Mall
DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

2
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.
On the 9th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Kyongnosla Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, and then don't miss a visit to Nathula.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gangtok day trip planning app.

Fly from Chennai to Gangtok in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

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