57 days in India Itinerary

57 days in India Itinerary

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Kovalam
— 2 nights
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Thekkady
— 2 nights
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Munnar
— 2 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
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Goa
— 2 nights
Fly to Pune, Bus to Shirdi
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Shirdi
— 1 night
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Mumbai
— 2 nights
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Jammu City
— 2 nights
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Leh
— 2 nights
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Alchi
— 2 nights
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Lamayuru
— 1 night
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Kargil
— 2 nights
Drive to Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Fly to Indira Gandhi International Airport
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New Delhi
— 5 nights
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Agra
— 26 nights
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Jaipur
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Kovalam

— 2 nights
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and finally stroll through Lighthouse Beach. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Samudra Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam day trip planning site.

Chennai to Kovalam is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In February in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Thekkady

— 2 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 4th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, and then get great views at Chellarcovil View Point.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Thekkady sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature

Munnar

— 2 nights

Southern Spice

Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
On the 6th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, take a peaceful walk through Photo Point, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and finally admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Tea Museum, then get great views at Pothamedu Viewpoint, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and finally stop by Tata Tea Outlet.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Kochi (Cochin)

— 2 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, stop by Jew Town, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) journey planner.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Goa

— 2 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
On the 10th (Wed), indulge in some personalized pampering at Himalayan Therapeutic Studio and then kick back and relax at Agonda Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Colva Beach and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Goa trip maker site.

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Goa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Goa: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Shirdi.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Spas

Shirdi

— 1 night
The small town of Shirdi remains a popular pilgrimage destination, best known as the place where Sai Baba, a 19th-century spiritual guru, lived his later years.
On the 12th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Sai Teerth Theme Park Shirdi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maruti Mandir, contemplate the long history of Baba's Chavadi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dwarkamai Masjid.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Shirdi online travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Goa to Shirdi in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Goa in February: highs in Shirdi hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mumbai.

Things to do in Shirdi

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Mumbai

— 2 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stop by Kulture Shop, pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Swami Narayan Temple, and finally take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Hutatma Chowk, contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, then make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Shirdi to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Jammu City.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums

Jammu City

— 2 nights

City of Temples

Standing on the banks of the Tawi River, Jammu City enjoys popularity as the winter capital of Kashmir.
On the 16th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaishno Devi Mandir, take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e-Bahu, and then steep yourself in history at Bahu Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Raghunath Bazaar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Raghunath Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ranbireshwar Temple.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jammu City trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Mumbai to Jammu City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in February: highs in Jammu City hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Jammu City

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Leh

— 2 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, then admire the striking features of Leh Royal Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to Druk Padma Karpo School. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanti Stupa, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Leh trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Jammu City to Leh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Alchi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Alchi

— 2 nights
Alchi is a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rizong Monastery and Jelichun Nunnery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alchi Monastery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Alchi online visit planner.

You can drive from Leh to Alchi in 1.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for Lamayuru.

Things to do in Alchi

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lamayuru

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): cruise along Fotu La Pass, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lamayuru Gompa, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa).

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lamayuru trip builder app.

You can drive from Alchi to Lamayuru in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kargil.

Things to do in Lamayuru

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Kargil

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the activities along Karste River, then admire the striking features of Mulbekh Monastery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phuktal Monastery. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Sani Monastery and then take an in-depth tour of Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian and Kargil Trade Artifacts.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kargil trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Lamayuru to Kargil in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kargil

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

New Delhi

— 5 nights
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: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jama Masjid, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kargil to New Delhi. February in New Delhi sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Agra

— 26 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Agra: Dwarkadheesh Temple (in Fatehpur), Fatehpur Sikri (Buland Darwaza, Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti, &more) and Mathura (Shyam Sundar Temple, Radharaman Mandir, &more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Akbar the Great, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaishnu Devi Mandir.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Agra trip planning site.

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Jaipur

— 2 nights

Pink City

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: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, identify plant and animal life at Elefantastic, make a trip to Pratap Celebrity Wax Museum Jaipur, and look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Agra to Jaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.

Jammu and Kashmir travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Gardens
India's northernmost state, Jammu and Kashmir boasts many notable temples, yet the region's claim to fame remains its natural splendor. A tour of Jammu and Kashmir takes you across a mountainous landscape at the foothills of the Lesser Himalaya, with abundant skiing and hiking opportunities. Despite its natural appeal and a wealth of cultural attractions, this border area remains off most tourists' itineraries because of enduring tensions between India and Pakistan. The few foreign visitors who make it here usually head to Ladakh, a trekkers' paradise that's also considered one of northern India's safest places.

Ladakh travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Hemmed in by the Kunlun and Great Himalaya ranges, Ladakh remains a sparsely populated land of stark natural beauty. An independent kingdom for some 900 years, Ladakh developed a unique culture that strongly resembles Tibet. Islam has also left its mark, with Muslims making up about half of the population. Highlights of a trip to Ladakh include an exploration of the Indus River Valley, driving on the world's highest road, and touring ancient Buddhist monasteries perched high in the mountains. Outdoor enthusiasts can gear up for rugged treks and river rafting, while cultural tours inspire with a range of vibrant summer festivals. Picturesque Leh makes a good base for exploring the region. Note that due to extreme weather conditions, some roads remain closed for about half the year. Also, a strong military presence means you may need permits to access certain areas.