59 days in India Itinerary

59 days in India Itinerary

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Fly to Indira Gandhi International Airport, Drive to Gurugram (Gurgaon)
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Gurugram (Gurgaon)
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Rishikesh
— 4 nights
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Manali
— 5 nights
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Leh
— 3 nights
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Amritsar
— 2 nights
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Jaipur
— 8 nights
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Bhopal
— 3 nights
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Bengaluru
— 7 nights
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Chennai
— 5 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 7 nights
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Mumbai
— 6 nights
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Rajkot
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Gurugram (Gurgaon)

— 1 night

Millennium City

Once a quiet agricultural suburb of New Delhi, Gurgaon has developed almost entirely due to investment from private companies.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): don't miss a visit to DLF Cyber Hub. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Ambience Mall and then explore the world behind art at Museo Camera.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gurugram (Gurgaon) attractions planning website.

Rajkot to Gurugram (Gurgaon) is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Rajkot in February, expect Gurugram (Gurgaon) to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Gurugram (Gurgaon)

Museums · Shopping

Rishikesh

— 4 nights

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Har ki Pauri and Parmarth Niketan Ashram. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kunjapuri Devi Temple and Triveni Ghat. Step out of Rishikesh with an excursion to Chandi Devi Temple in Haridwar--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the views from Ram Jhula.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Gurugram (Gurgaon) to Rishikesh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Manali

— 5 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery and Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Riding Solo and Manu Temple. There's still lots to do: stroll through Solang Nullah, explore the activities along Beas River, admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, and appreciate the views at Solang Valley.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Rishikesh to Manali by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Leh.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Leh

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Alchi Monastery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Likir Gompa and Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa and explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Leh trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Manali to Leh in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Amritsar

— 2 nights

Golden City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Ramsar Sahib, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Amritsar route planning app.

Fly from Leh to Amritsar in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites · Spas

Jaipur

— 8 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.
Head to Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre and Jitesh Artsfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Amber Palace and The Rustic Paths. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal, surround yourself with nature on Elefantastic, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, Jaipur is a bit warmer than Amritsar - with highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Bhopal.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Bhopal

— 3 nights

City of Lakes

A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Popular historic sites such as Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi and Sanchi Stupas are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka and Yodhasthal. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya - National Museum of Mankind, learn more about the world around you at Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Badi Jheel Lake.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bhopal road trip planning tool.

Fly from Jaipur to Bhopal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. February in Bhopal sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Bhopal

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.
Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple and Basavanagudi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Cauvery Handicrafts and UB Cityfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dodda Ganapathi Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, browse the different shops at Orion Mall, and wander the streets of Malleswaram.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bengaluru visit planner.

You can fly from Bhopal to Bengaluru in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bhopal in February since evenings lows in Bengaluru dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Chennai

— 5 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Explore hidden gems such as San Thome Church and Shirdi Sai Baba Temple. You'll explore and learn at India Seashell Museum and DakshinaChitra Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Chennai side-trips: Mahabalipuram (The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, &more). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple and enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Chennai trip planner.

Fly from Bengaluru to Chennai in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kochi (Cochin)

— 7 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.
Get some historical perspective at Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Salem Marthoma Church. Escape the urban bustle at Marari Beach and Alappuzha Beach. Spend the 12th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Kashi Art Gallery, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mumbai

— 6 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and Red Carpet Wax Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahalakshmi Temple, make a trip to Gateway of India, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mount Mary Basilica, and take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mumbai online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Mumbai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mumbai when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in March, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Rajkot.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors

Rajkot

— 7 nights
Visit Mahatma Gandhi's childhood home and other cultural attractions in Rajkot, a large industrial city with a historical old town.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rotary Dolls Museum and Mahatma Gandhi Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pradyuman Park and Jagat Mandir. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Rampara Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhichari Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Analgadh Hill, and get engrossed in the history at Watson Museum.

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Explore your travel options from Mumbai to Rajkot with the Route module. March in Rajkot sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rajkot

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · 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.

Uttarakhand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
Land of Gods
Called the "Land of Gods" thanks to its many temples and notable pilgrimage sites, Uttarakhand appeals to tourists interested in taking a spiritual journey through an awe-inspiring Himalayan landscape. A comprehensive Uttarakhand tour encompasses everything from colonial-era hill stations and thriving cities, to protected wildlife areas and holiday towns with every amenity under the sun. Many come to discover the dramatic mountainous terrain dotted with sacred lakes and rivers--featuring prominently in the great epics "Mahabharata" and "Ramayana--while others take a trip to Uttarakhand for a chance to spot snow leopards and Bengal tigers.

Himachal Pradesh travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Landmarks
Home to the majestic western Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh ranks among the world's top mountaineering destinations. Tourism in Himachal Pradesh draws adventurers from far and wide to climb, raft, paraglide, hike, and ski their way across the picture-perfect river valleys and snow-covered mountain slopes. Those looking for something less strenuous can tour Himachal Pradesh's charming hill stations, where the holiday atmosphere lasts all year. To travel through this mountainous region the old-fashioned way, consider one of the state's narrow-gauge railways, which include the World Heritage-listed Kalka-Shimla train line.

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.

Punjab travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Performances · Gardens
A region of five rivers rich in history and diverse in tradition, Punjab offers everything from Indus Valley archaeological sites to modern, French-designed city architecture and sports festivals. Tourism in Punjab revolves around heritage walks, battle sites, and great Sikh architecture, such as holy shrines, royal Punjabi palaces, and ancient forts. A highlight of any Punjab itinerary, the daily ceremonial lowering of the flag at the border with Pakistan reminds those who watch it of the awkward political divide in the region. Spread out over an alluvial plane with many rivers, and enjoying a subtropical climate, Punjab is dotted with traditional agricultural towns, many of which sit just a stone's throw from ancient Buddhist and Hindu archeological sites. Punjabi cuisine includes regional twists on several Indian classics, including samosas, butter chicken, and tandoori chicken.

Rajasthan travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles
Land of Kings
One of the jewels in India's crown, Rajasthan is probably at its most appealing when seen from the berth of an express train. An epic railway journey across India's largest state reveals sleepy villages frozen in time many centuries ago, ancient fortresses and temples with commanding views over the surrounding landscape, and giant cities teeming with life, noise, heat, color, and spice. To see as much as you can during your trip to Rajasthan, explore the famous Golden Triangle, which includes the cities of Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. Other notable destinations worthy of a well-rounded Rajasthan itinerary include Bikaner, famed for its sweets, and Udaipur, known for its lakes and romantic backdrops.

Madhya Pradesh travel guide

4.5
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · History Museums
The Heart of India; The Heart of Incredible India; MP
Centrally located in the subcontinent, Madhya Pradesh has been the crossroads of cultures and influences--Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim alike--throughout its history. Things to see in Madhya Pradesh include ancient stone temple complexes with impressive towers and intricate erotic carvings, historic forts, elaborate mosques, and UNESCO-protected Mesolithic stone paintings. With a subtropical climate and 30 per cent of its territory covered by forest, the province offers numerous scenic hikes with waterfalls, hills, and rivulets to admire. Straddling the Narmada River, which runs through a magnificent marble gorge, Madhya Pradesh also abounds with wildlife and nature reserves. Visit the national park with the highest population density of tigers in the world, and see other magnificent animals while you're at it. Take a dip in one of the sacred rivers and sample regional cuisine rich with spices and exotic flavors.

Karnataka travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles · Gardens
Although most know it for its giant capital, Karnataka encompasses many different land features, from sandy beaches in the coastal east to the wild mountains and thriving farmlands deep in the interior. Home to nearly 9 million people, the city of Bangalore makes a great starting point of a Karnataka tour, packed with temples, churches, shopping malls, and thousands of fast food eateries and restaurants. If you prefer to see the less hectic side of Karnataka, head to Hampi, where you can discover the remains of the once-powerful Vijayanagara Empire scattered across a sprawling World Heritage Site.

Tamil Nadu travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Land of Tamils
Home to a Tamil population that speaks one of the world's oldest languages, the state of Tamil Nadu appeals to tourists with its many Hindu temples, beach resorts, charming hill stations, and World Heritage Sites. Several major civilizations have thrived in this area over the last 2,000 years, including the famous Chola, Chera, Pallava, and Pandya. Today, a trip to Tamil Nadu reveals its unique heritage blending elements of all the cultures that lived and died here, leaving their mark on the area's cuisine, music, religious traditions, and literature. In an ancient land steeped in history, state capital Chennai serves as a modern and convenient tourist base, providing great shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

Kerala travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.

Maharashtra travel guide

4.4
Sacred & Religious Sites · Monuments · Architectural Buildings
Packed with some of India's top attractions, Maharashtra stretches from the country's western coast to its central section, encompassing equally varied landscapes and climates. Home to the most industrialized region in India, this sprawling state also boasts thriving agricultural and tourism sectors. Begin your tour of Maharashtra in Mumbai, India's commercial capital and hub of the successful Bollywood film and TV industries. Beyond this immense, cosmopolitan city, you can explore Buddhist caves, ancient temple complexes, modern beach resorts, national parks, and pleasant hill stations that the European colonists used as summer retreats.

Gujarat travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Bodies of Water
Busily scurrying between popular Rajasthan and Mumbai, most tourists skip a stop at Gujarat, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. Still off the well-beaten path, the region retains much of its bucolic charm, best glimpsed by visiting tiny tribal villages where the locals weave, dye, and embroider arguably the finest textiles available in India. Aside from the obvious cultural appeal, a tour of Gujarat ensures plenty of chances to come face-to-face with the unique regional wildlife, which includes many species of migratory birds and the last of the endangered Asiatic lions.