26 days in India & Paris Itinerary

26 days in India & Paris Itinerary

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Start: Chennai, India
Drive:  2 h 30 min
1
Pondicherry, India
— 1 day
Drive:  6 h 15 min
2
Rameswaram, India
— 1 night
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  9 h 30 min
3
Port Blair, India
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Havelock Island, India
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 30 min
5
Leh, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
6
Tabo, India
— 1 day
Drive:  7 h 30 min
7
Manali, India
— 1 day
Fly:  16 h 45 min
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
9
Udaipur, India
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 15 min
10
Jaisalmer, India
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  8 h 45 min
11
Goa, India
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h
End: Chennai, India

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day
Pondicherry, India

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Thrill Valley, view the masterpieces at Tasmai, a Centre for Art & Culture, and then explore the world behind art at Svaram.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pondicherry trip itinerary maker tool.

Chennai to Pondicherry is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Svaram
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Thrill Valley ©
Thrill Valley
Svaram ©
Svaram
Tasmai, a Centre for Art & Culture ©
Tasmai, a Centre for Art & Culture

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night
Rameswaram, India

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 18th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nambunayaki amman temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and finally look for gifts at Kalam Sea Shell Mart. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, kick back and relax at Ariyaman Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Villoondi Tirtham, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rameswaram vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Pondicherry to Rameswaram by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Blair.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Nambunayaki amman temple ©
Nambunayaki amman temple

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Port Blair, India

Port Blair ©
The capital and largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair acts as a gateway to the landmasses that lie in the Bay of Bengal.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stella Maris Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ferar Beach, then head off the coast to Ross Island, and finally make a trip to Cellular Jail. On the next day, head off the coast to Jolly Buoy Island and then kick back and relax at Munda Pahad Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Blair tour builder site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Rameswaram to Port Blair in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In May, daytime highs in Port Blair are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Port Blair

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Jolly Buoy Island ©
Jolly Buoy Island
Munda Pahad Beach ©
Munda Pahad Beach
Ferar Beach ©
Ferar Beach

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nights
Havelock Island, India

Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get outside with Captain Hook’s, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Radhanagar Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Govind Nagar Beach, kick back and relax at Kalapathar Beach, and then kick back and relax at Vijaynagar Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Havelock Island day trip planner.

Drive from Port Blair to Havelock Island in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Captain Hook’s ©
Captain Hook’s
Govind Nagar Beach ©
Govind Nagar Beach

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nights
Leh, India

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Shanti Stupa and Monastery Circuit. Discover out-of-the-way places like Alchi Choskor Monastery and Serzang Temple. Explore Leh's surroundings by going to Hazara Arts (in Srinagar) and Alchi Monastary (in Alchi). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Markha Valley, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, and contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Shri Datun Sahib Ji.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Leh online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Havelock Island to Leh. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tabo.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hazara Arts, Alchi Monastary
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Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary
Alchi Choskor Monastery ©
Alchi Choskor Monastery

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Tabo, India

Tabo ©
Tabo is a small town in the Lahaul and Spiti district on the banks of the Spiti River in Himachal Pradesh, India. On the 27th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tabo Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Golden Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chogskhor Monastery, and finally view the masterpieces at The Chamber of Picture Treasures (Z'al-ma).

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tabo trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Leh to Tabo in 14.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Tabo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Tabo Monastery
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Tabo Monastery ©
Tabo Monastery
Chogskhor Monastery ©
Chogskhor Monastery
Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple ©
Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple

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Manali, India

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 28th (Tue), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Manali trip maker.

You can drive from Tabo to Manali in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Ram Temple
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Ram Temple ©
Ram Temple

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Barbizon School Museum (Musee de l'Ecole de Barbizon) and words and things will appeal to museum buffs. Danses Macabres d’Europe and Chateau de Villebon will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau), Galleria Continua (in Boissy-le-Chatel) and Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Champagne Sourdet-Diot, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Pierrefonds, take in the exciting artwork at L’Atelier de Leo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Orléans Cathedral.

To see ratings and tourist information, go to the Paris route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Manali to Paris takes 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Orléans Cathedral, Chateau de Pierrefonds, Chartres Cathedral, Champagne Sourdet-Diot, Danses Macabres d’Europe
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Chateau de Villebon ©
Chateau de Villebon
Danses Macabres d’Europe ©
Danses Macabres d’Europe

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nights
Udaipur, India

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Art Haveli and Udaipur Art Villa. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fine Art School (Painting House) and The Place of Art. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Gallery One, take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, and stop by Sapna Saree Emporium.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Udaipur driving holiday planner.

Fly from Paris to Udaipur in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Paris to Udaipur due to the time zone difference. In June, Udaipur is much hotter than Paris - with highs of 43°C and lows of 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Udaipur

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Art Haveli, Fine Art School (Painting House)
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Fine Art School (Painting House) ©
Fine Art School (Painting House)
Gallery One ©
Gallery One
Shree Nath Art Gallery ©
Shree Nath Art Gallery

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nights
Jaisalmer, India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Appreciate the collections at Chandrakanta Art's and Basant Art Emporium. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hari Om Jewellers and Sonee Art Gallery. Spend the 5th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shantinath Temple, contemplate the long history of Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli, browse for treasures at Antique Shop Jaisalmer, and view the masterpieces at Lucky Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jaisalmer day trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Udaipur to Jaisalmer in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hari Om Jewellers ©
Hari Om Jewellers
Shantinath Temple ©
Shantinath Temple

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nights
Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
You'll get in some beach time at Varca Beach and Benaulim Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Mario Gallery and Prehistoric Rock Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Damodar Temple, kick back and relax at Palolem Beach, admire the striking features of Basilica of Bom Jesus, and contemplate the long history of Rachol Seminary.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Goa trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Jaisalmer to Goa takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daily temperatures in Goa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Sheek Emporium ©
Sheek Emporium
Varca Beach ©
Varca Beach

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