36 days in India Itinerary

36 days in India Itinerary

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36 days in India Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
4
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
6
Goa
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Udaipur
— 2 nights
9
Jaipur
— 4 nights
10
Agra
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Toronto

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rashtrapati Bhavan and Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan). When in New Delhi, make a side trip to see Cyber Hub in Gurugram (Gurgaon), approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, steep yourself in history at India Gate, take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, and admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New Delhi online tour itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to New Delhi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Toronto to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, things will get a bit warmer in New Delhi: highs are around 41°C and lows about 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

DLF Cyber Hub
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Rashtrapati Bhavan ©
Rashtrapati Bhavan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rohtang Pass and Manu Temple. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, and admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Manali travel planner.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Manali takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Leh.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib
Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

4
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shanti Stupa and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore Leh's surroundings by going to Hemis Monastery (in Hemis) and Alchi Monastary (in Alchi). There's lots more to do: get outside with Khardung La, appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, cruise along Tanglang La, and Head underground at Saspol Caves.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Leh trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Manali to Leh in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Khardung La, Alchi Monastary
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Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Khardung La ©
Khardung La
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kolukkumalai Tea Estate and Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. The adventure continues: look and learn at Green land spice garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, admire the engineering at Mullaperiyar Dam, and experience rural life at Spice Cloud.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Thekkady trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Thekkady in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Kolukkumalai Tea Estate
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Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve

4
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Athirappilly Waterfalls and Spas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (in Malayattoor) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, hike along Illithodu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Karingachira Church, and don't miss a visit to Alwaye Palace.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) tour planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Athirappilly Waterfalls, Illithodu, St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Marari Beach
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Athirappilly Waterfalls ©
Athirappilly Waterfalls
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Spas

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Explore hidden gems such as Dudhsagar Falls and Tomb of St. Francis Xavier. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sinquerim Beach, kick back and relax at Baga Beach, admire the striking features of Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, and wander the streets of Old Goa.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Goa journey app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kochi (Cochin) to Goa in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. In July in Goa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Dudhsagar Falls ©
Dudhsagar Falls
Sinquerim Beach ©
Sinquerim Beach
Tomb of St. Francis Xavier ©
Tomb of St. Francis Xavier

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nariman Point and Red Carpet Wax Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mount Mary Basilica, make a trip to Gateway of India, head outdoors with Marine Drive, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Babulnath Temple.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mumbai travel planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Mumbai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Mumbai sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Scenic Drive
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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Nariman Point
Nariman Point
Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica

2
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Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 6th (Tue), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and then explore the activities along Lake Pichola. On the next day, look for gifts at Little Armani, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Maharana Pratap Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of ShreenathJi Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Udaipur trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Mumbai to Udaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Spas Historic Sites
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple
ShreenathJi Temple ©
ShreenathJi Temple

4
nights
Jaipur

Jaipur ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Amer Jeep Safari and EleSafari. Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Jaipur day trip planning app .

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Amer Jeep Safari ©
Amer Jeep Safari
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Walking tours

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 12th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Keoladeo National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, and then make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

Plan my day in Agra using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Agra are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

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