57 days in India Itinerary

57 days in India Itinerary

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Jaipur
— 6 nights
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Jaisalmer
— 6 nights
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Goa
— 12 nights
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Mahabalipuram
— 4 nights
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Bengaluru
— 7 nights
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Hampi
— 6 nights
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Shirdi
— 3 nights
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Jaipur

— 6 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Govind Dev Ji Temple and Safaris. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at New Maharaja Gem Palace and Chand Baori (Step well). The adventure continues: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, brush up on your military savvy at Nahargarh Fort, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Jaipur route planner.

New Delhi to Jaipur is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Jaisalmer

— 6 nights

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Popular historic sites such as Tanot Mata Temple and Kuldhara Abandoned Village are in your itinerary. Visiting Off-Road Tours and Sam Sand Dunes will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Jaisalmer War Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and stop by Jai Shankar Handicrafts.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jaisalmer online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Jaipur to Jaisalmer in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly to Goa.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Goa

— 12 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Chapora Fort and Old Goa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Utorda Beach and Ashwem Beach. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Majorda Beach and stroll through Vagator Beach.

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Fly from Jaisalmer to Goa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Mahabalipuram

— 4 nights
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE. The structures showcase the decoration and form of early Dravidian architecture, and their distinctive designs, striking coloration, and scale still create an evocative atmosphere when studied closely and when seen as a whole.
Visit Ekambareswarar Temple and Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Monuments at Mahabalipuram and Shore Temple. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mahabalipuram day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Goa to Mahabalipuram takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Goa in July, you will find days in Mahabalipuram are a bit warmer (42°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Bengaluru

— 7 nights

Silicon Valley of India

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Get outdoors at Nandi Hills and Skydiving. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Infant Jesus Shrine and Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum, take a stroll through Malleswaram, engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Bangalore Palace.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Mahabalipuram to Bengaluru in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mahabalipuram in July, with highs in Bengaluru at 35°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Hampi.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hampi

— 6 nights
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Step off the beaten path and head to Group of Monuments at Hampi and Monkey Temple. Popular historic sites such as Vitthala Temple and Elephant Stables are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Shivlinga and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazara Rama Temple.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hampi travel planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Bengaluru to Hampi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Bengaluru in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Hampi. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Shirdi.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites

Shirdi

— 3 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dwarkamai Masjid and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at V.P Iyer's Samadhi and then steep yourself in history at Baba's Chavadi.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Shirdi day trip site.

You can drive from Hampi to Shirdi in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 16th (Mon), you're off to Alchi.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites
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Alchi

— 2 nights
Alchi is a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Alchi tour itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Shirdi to Alchi with the Route module. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Leh.

Things to do in Alchi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leh

— 10 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.
Get some historical perspective at Shanti Stupa and Hemis Monastery. Visiting Khardung La and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: cruise along Tanglang La, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, contemplate the long history of Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Leh road trip website.

Drive from Alchi to Leh in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

India travel guide

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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.