30 days in India Itinerary

30 days in India Itinerary

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Jaipur
— 4 nights
Fly
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Agra
— 3 nights
Train to New Delhi, Fly to Leh
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Leh
— 3 nights
Fly
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Goa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kottayam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly
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Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive
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Udaipur
— 3 nights
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Jaipur

— 4 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.
Shop till you drop at Gem Plaza and ICA Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Make Bike Trip and EleSafari. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, admire the masterpieces at Jitesh Arts, and view the masterpieces at Gyan Museum.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur day trip site.

Newark, USA to Jaipur is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Newark to Jaipur. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newark in September: high temperatures in Jaipur hover around 95°F and lows are around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Shopping · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:

Agra

— 3 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Appreciate the collections at Taj Gallery and New Nice Marble Art & Handicrafts. For shopping fun, head to Agra Art Gallery or Shahin Arts. Step out of Agra with an excursion to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, take in the exciting artwork at UP Handicraft Development Centre Agra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, and admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Agra trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

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 explore and learn at Stok Palace Museum and Hall of Fame. Hemis Monastery and Spituk Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Leh: Alchi Monastery (in Alchi) and Likir Gompa (in Likir). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, take in the exciting artwork at The Little Paradise, stop by Pashmina House, and delve into the distant past at Basgo gompa.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Goa

— 2 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Prehistoric Rock Art Gallery and Mario Gallery. Visit Baga Beach and Agonda Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Palolem Beach, get some fabulous bargains at Din Brothers Jewellers and Gold Smiths, and stop by Sheek Emporium.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Goa tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Goa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Kochi (Cochin)

— 2 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Durbar Hall Art Gallery and Kerala Museum. Head to LuLu Mall and Kashi Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop (in Alappuzha) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). The adventure continues: browse for treasures at Indian Industries, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, take in the exciting artwork at David Hall Gallery & Cafe, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Antony's Shrine.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) driving holiday planner.

Fly from Goa to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Kottayam

— 2 nights

Land of Letters, Lakes, Latex

The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, take an in-depth tour of Kumarakom Craft Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Mozart Art Gallery, and finally stop by Pulimootttil Silks. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Orthodox Syrian Church, explore the galleries of Clay Art Cafe, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Knanaya Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Kottayam Cheriapally, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Orthodox Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kottayam vacation app.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kottayam can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Thekkady

— 3 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Get outdoors at Elephant Junction and Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Kerala Crafts, head outdoors with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and take a peaceful walk through Gavi Forest.

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Traveling by car from Kottayam to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 3 nights

Evergreen City of India

Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Kovalam Beach and Hawa Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour, Lighthouse Beach, &more) and Varkala Town (Asparagus, Varkala Beach, &more). There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Mall of Travancore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple, and wander the streets of Mahatma Gandhi Road.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) driving holiday planner.

Drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:

Jodhpur

— 1 night

Sun City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School, then explore the world behind art at Ganesh Handicrafts, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and finally explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jodhpur online journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Jodhpur takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in September: highs in Jodhpur hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

Udaipur

— 3 nights

Venice of the East

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 City Palace of Udaipur and Gothwal Art. Art Haveli and Gallery One will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Udaipur Art Villa, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Art_en_Soul shoppe, explore the activities along Lake Pichola, and explore the galleries of Bougain Villea.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Udaipur road trip website.

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Udaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jodhpur in September, things will get a bit cooler in Udaipur: highs are around 90°F and lows about 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

India travel guide

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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.