25 days in India Itinerary

25 days in India Itinerary

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25 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Puttaparthi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
Mumbai
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
Pune
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Chandigarh
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kasauli
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Haridwar
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
New Delhi
— 4 nights
End: New Delhi

1
night
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
St Patrick's Church has been added to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bengaluru online trip itinerary maker .

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airport is Kempegowda International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Bengaluru can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Puttaparthi.

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#Historic Sites
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St Patrick's Church ©
St Patrick's Church

2
nights
Puttaparthi

Puttaparthi ©
On the 1st (Tue), examine the collection at Chaitanya Jyoti Museum, then explore and take pictures at Sri Sathya Sai University, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Venugoplaswami Temple. On your second day here, make a trip to Gopuram Gateway, don't miss a visit to Vata Vriksha (Meditation Tree), explore and take pictures at Sri Sathya Sai Hill View Stadium, then explore and take pictures at Prasanthi Nilayam, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Samadhi Shrine.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Puttaparthi vacation maker tool .

Getting from Bengaluru to Puttaparthi by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in January since evenings lows in Puttaparthi dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Puttaparthi

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anantapur
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Chaitanya Jyoti Museum ©
Chaitanya Jyoti Museum
Prasanthi Nilayam ©
Prasanthi Nilayam
Sri Sathya Sai Hill View Stadium ©
Sri Sathya Sai Hill View Stadium

2
nights
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): view the masterpieces at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat and then identify plant and animal life at Big Banyan Tree. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Infant Jesus Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Surayanarayana Temple, and finally browse the exhibits of Cauvery Handicrafts.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru trip planning website .

You can drive from Puttaparthi to Bengaluru in 2.5 hours. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Puttaparthi in January since evenings lows in Bengaluru dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

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Big Banyan Tree ©
Big Banyan Tree
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace ©
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace
Surayanarayana Temple ©
Surayanarayana Temple

5
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Raj Bhawan and Babulnath Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Karnala Bird Sanctuary and Red Carpet Wax Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Aarey Colony in Goregaon (about 34 minutes away). Pack the 8th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at KidZania Mumbai. There's still lots to do: tour the water at your own pace with India Boats, take a stroll through Colaba Causeway, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Babu Amichand Panalal Jain Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mumbai trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bengaluru to Mumbai by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Bengaluru in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mumbai, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pune.

Things to do in Mumbai

#Wildlife, #Theme Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Aarey Colony, Raj Bhawan
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Karnala Bird Sanctuary ©
Karnala Bird Sanctuary
Raj Bhawan ©
Raj Bhawan
Babulnath Temple ©
Babulnath Temple

2
nights
Pune

Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St Mary's Church as well as Pataleshwar Cave Temple. Explore hidden gems such as Narayani Dham Temple and Kirkee War Cemetery. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Taljai Hill and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Pune trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Mumbai to Pune by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Shimla.

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#Fun & Games, #Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games
Pataleshwar Cave Temple ©
Pataleshwar Cave Temple
Narayani Dham Temple ©
Narayani Dham Temple

few
hours
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 12th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kansa Devi Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chandigarh travel route planning app .

Getting from Pune to Chandigarh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Kasauli.

Things to do in Chandigarh

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kansa Devi Temple
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Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple

3
nights
Kasauli

Kasauli ©
Developed during the British colonial era, the small hill station of Kasauli remains mostly known for its connection to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god.
On the 13th (Sun), trek along Gilbert Trail and then examine the collection at The Dagshai Jail Museum. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Sunset Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir, then don't miss a visit to Shrimad Rajchandra Mission, and finally explore and take pictures at Khetarpal Marg.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kasauli trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Kasauli takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Kasauli

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Solan, Shrimad Rajchandra Mission
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The Dagshai Jail Museum ©
The Dagshai Jail Museum
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Manorville Mansion, Shimla Heritage Museum, Viceregal Lodge, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, take an in-depth tour of Shimla Heritage Museum, steep yourself in history at Manorville Mansion, then take in the pleasant sights at Shimla Walks Day Walks, then admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, and finally stroll through Annandale. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple and then identify plant and animal life at Himalayan Nature Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Shimla online travel route planner .

Getting from Pune to Shimla by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kasauli.

Things to do in Shimla

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Himalayan Nature Park
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Himalayan Nature Park ©
Himalayan Nature Park
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

3
nights
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shri Badrinath Ji Temple and Chandi Devi Temple. Get some cultural insight at The Beatles Ashram and Har ki Pauri. Venture out of the city with trips to Rishikesh (Kunjapuri Devi Temple & Sivananda Ashram). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ma Anandamayee Ashram, explore and take pictures at Gurukul Kangri University, and don't miss a visit to Shanti Kunj Gayatri Parivar Haridwar.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Haridwar online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Haridwar takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Haridwar

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Rishikesh, Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
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Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple
The Beatles Ashram ©
The Beatles Ashram

4
nights
New Delhi

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 some historical perspective at Gandhi Smriti and Raj Ghat. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hauz Khas Village. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Gandhi Museum, admire the landmark architecture of ISKCON Temple Delhi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), and see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Haridwar to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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National Gandhi Museum ©
National Gandhi Museum
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti
Raj Ghat ©
Raj Ghat

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