59 days in India Itinerary

59 days in India Itinerary

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Goa
— 5 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
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Thekkady
— 5 nights
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Munnar
— 2 nights
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
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Manali
— 5 nights
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New Delhi
— 5 nights
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Agra
— 5 nights
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Jaipur
— 7 nights
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Jaisalmer
— 4 nights
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Jodhpur
— 2 nights
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Udaipur
— 3 nights
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Mumbai
— 5 nights
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Goa

— 5 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Agonda Beach, stroll through Baga Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Krishna Ayurveda Massage Centre, and look for gifts at Shamrock Jewellers.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Goa itinerary planner.

Kolhapur to Goa is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Goa are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Goa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas

Kochi (Cochin)

— 5 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.
Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Marari Beach in Mararikulam--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Goa to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Goa in December, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Thekkady

— 5 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for parks, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady route builder website.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get great views at Munnar Hill Station and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Tea Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar travel planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In December in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Museums

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Karnataka

A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church and then ponder the design of Brindavan Garden.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Munnar in December, things will get slightly colder in Mysuru (Mysore): highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. You'll set off for Manali on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Manali

— 5 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, and winter sports. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Solang Nullah.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Manali road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of train and flight from Mysuru (Mysore) to Manali in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.
Spend the 3rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Manali to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Agra

— 5 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Step out of Agra with an excursion to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Agra trip maker app.

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Agra sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Jaipur

— 7 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.
Spend the 12th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and learn about all things military at Nahargarh Fort.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur road trip planner.

Getting from Agra to Jaipur by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Agra in January, you will find days in Jaipur are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Jaisalmer

— 4 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.
Spend the 17th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 16th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tanot Mata Temple, get engrossed in the history at Jaisalmer War Museum, and admire the striking features of Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jaisalmer tour planner.

You can fly from Jaipur to Jaisalmer in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Jodhpur

— 2 nights

Sun City

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.
On the 20th (Thu), browse the exhibits of Ganesh Handicrafts, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Jaswant Thada and then explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur sightseeing planner.

Getting from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Udaipur

— 3 nights

Venice of the East

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Udaipur is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Udaipur trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Udaipur are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Mumbai.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums · Parks · Spas · Shopping

Mumbai

— 5 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, cruise along Marine Drive, admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mumbai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Mumbai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Udaipur in January, expect Mumbai to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive · Shopping

Aurangabad

— 2 nights

City of Gates

A place of history, culture, and spiritualism, Aurangabad appeals to a growing number of pilgrims and tourists looking to get more out of their vacation in India.
On the 30th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple and then Head underground at Ellora Caves. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Bibi Ka Maqbara and then delve into the distant past at Daulatabad Fort.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Aurangabad day trip tool.

Fly from Mumbai to Aurangabad in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Aurangabad. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.