41 days in India Itinerary

41 days in India Itinerary

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41 days in India Itinerary

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

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Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
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 for treasures at Ganesh Handicrafts and then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort.

To find maps and tourist information, read Jodhpur trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi to Jodhpur is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in June, and nighttime lows around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts

4
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Get some cultural insight at Old Goa and Shanta Durga Temple. For shopping fun, head to Baga Beach or Varca Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach, admire the striking features of Basilica of Bom Jesus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Palolem Beach, and have some family-friendly fun at Milsim Goa Paintball.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Goa tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Jodhpur to Goa in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Jodhpur in June, with highs in Goa at 35°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marari Beach and Kerala Museum. Kashi Art Gallery and David Hall Gallery & Cafe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Mararikulam Beach (in Mararikulam), Paniyeli Poru (in Kuruppampady) and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (in Kumarakom). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach, and explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

Plan trip to Kochi (Cochin) with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Kochi (Cochin) in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Paniyeli Poru, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour, then wander the streets of Mahatma Gandhi Road, then stop by Sarwaa, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Periyar Tiger Reserve and Abraham's Spice Garden. Do your shopping at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Take a break from Thekkady with a short trip to Vagamon in Kottayam, about 1h 50 min away. Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Periyar National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Vagamon
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

3
nights
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at City Palace of Udaipur and Gothwal Art. Shop till you drop at Ranakpur Jain Temple and Pacific Art. Step out of Udaipur with an excursion to Kumbhalgarh Fort in Rajsamand--about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, take an in-depth tour of Maharana Pratap Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Jagmandir Isla.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Udaipur trip maker website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Udaipur in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Udaipur sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ranakpur Jain Temple, Kumbhalgarh Fort
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Ranakpur Jain Temple ©
Ranakpur Jain Temple
Kumbhalgarh Fort ©
Kumbhalgarh Fort

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Amber Palace and Gallery Artchill. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Amer Jeep Safari and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. Spend the 16th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, browse the different shops at Rajasthan Small Scale Cottage Industry, steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, and step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal.

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Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Agra Fort and Keoladeo National Park. Head to Taj Mahal and Rail Toursfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Agra: Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri (in Fatehpur Sikri), Sri Krishna Janmasthan (in Mathura) and Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham (in Vrindavan). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Mughal Carpet, admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jama Masjid (Agra).

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Agra journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Agra, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Sri Krishna Janmasthan, Keoladeo National Park, Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri, Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Thiksey Monastery and Spituk Monastery. We've included these beaches for you: Likir Gompa and Stok Palace Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Leh side-trips: Hemis Monastery (in Hemis) and Alchi Monastary (in Alchi). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Hall of Fame, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phyang Monastery, look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Leh trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Khardung La, Hemis Monastery, Alchi Monastary
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery

5
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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.
Do your shopping at Humayun's Tomb and Akshardham. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like India Gate and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), hunt for treasures at Chandni Chowk, examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, and explore the galleries of An Yahh!!.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi online itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Leh to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In July, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)
India Gate ©
India Gate

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