40 days in India & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

40 days in India & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

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40 days in India & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 15 min
2
Bhubaneswar, India
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Varanasi, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Agra, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
New Delhi, India
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Rishikesh, India
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Chandigarh, India
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Amritsar, India
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
9
Jaipur, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
10
Udaipur, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
11
Ahmedabad, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
12
Mumbai, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
13
Hyderabad, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
14
Bhubaneswar, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1
night
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
On the 29th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Batu Caves, stroll around KLCC Park, then admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, then take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, and finally head outdoors with Dialogue in the Dark, Malaysia.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur road trip site.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport. In February, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bhubaneswar.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dialogue in the Dark, Malaysia, Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

1
night
Bhubaneswar, India

Bhubaneswar ©
A major pilgrimage center for both Hindus and Buddhists, Bhubaneswar boasts a dazzling number of holy sites, temples, and shrines.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): examine the collection at Odisha State Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Shree Ram Mandir, then get great views at Universal Food, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Ratnagiri Buddhist Excavation, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhauligiri Shanti Stupa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ashokan Rock Edict, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhaskaresvara Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siddhesvara Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bhubaneswar travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Bhubaneswar takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Bhubaneswar is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Bhubaneswar

Historic Sites Museums
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Shree Ram Mandir ©
Shree Ram Mandir
Ashokan Rock Edict ©
Ashokan Rock Edict
Odisha State Museum ©
Odisha State Museum

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nights
Varanasi, India

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Varanasi is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, look for gifts at The Bed Silk & Pashmina, contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, and take in the history at International Vedanta Society.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Varanasi visit planner.

You can fly from Bhubaneswar to Varanasi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, Varanasi is a bit cooler than Bhubaneswar - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Spas Classes
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Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, stroll around Mehtab Bagh, and explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Agra trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Varanasi to Agra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Agra are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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night
New Delhi, India

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.
To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi road trip app.

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Shopping Transportation
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nights
Rishikesh, India

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haridwar (Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, Har ki Pauri, &more). The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parmath Niketan Temple, snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Rishikesh trip builder website.

Getting from New Delhi to Rishikesh by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Haridwar
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Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas

5
nights
Chandigarh, India

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Get out of town with these interesting Chandigarh side-trips: Kali Mata Temple (in Kalka) and Kasauli (Sunset Point & Manki Point). The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, examine the collection at Museum Maison Jeanneret, and browse the different shops at Elante mall.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chandigarh day trip planning site.

Drive from Rishikesh to Chandigarh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kasauli, Kali Mata Temple
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Chandigarh Rose Garden ©
Chandigarh Rose Garden
Capitol Complex Tourist Centre ©
Capitol Complex Tourist Centre
Government Museum and Art Gallery ©
Government Museum and Art Gallery

1
night
Amritsar, India

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, then admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Digamber Jain Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amritsar trip maker tool.

You can drive from Chandigarh to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. March in Amritsar sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Amritsar

Parks Historic Sites
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

4
nights
Jaipur, India

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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and brush up on your military savvy at Nahargarh Fort.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jaipur trip planner.

Fly from Amritsar to Jaipur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amritsar in March, expect Jaipur to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Walking tours
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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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.
Step out of Udaipur to go to Sadri and see Ranakpur Jain Temple, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, go for a walk through Ambrai Ghat, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Udaipur tour planner.

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Ranakpur Jain Temple
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 28:
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Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola

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nights
Ahmedabad, India

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Get out of town with these interesting Ahmedabad side-trips: Gandhinagar (Dandi Kutir & Indroda Nature Park). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, see the interesting displays at Auto World Vintage Car Museum, take in the waterfront at Sabarmati Riverfront, and take in the views from Dandi Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ahmedabad day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Udaipur to Ahmedabad in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, Ahmedabad is somewhat warmer than Udaipur - with highs of 41°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Gandhinagar
Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 1:
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Kankaria Lake ©
Kankaria Lake
Sabarmati Riverfront ©
Sabarmati Riverfront

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nights
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at St. Xavier's College, browse the eclectic array of goods at Crawford Market, contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then appreciate the history behind Hutatma Chowk, then appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, and finally look for gifts at Bombay Paperie. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banganga Tank, then take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, then make a trip to Marine Drive, and finally take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Mumbai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ahmedabad to Mumbai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Ahmedabad, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mumbai, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

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nights
Hyderabad, India

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Subramanya Swamy Temple.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Hyderabad day trip planning tool.

Fly from Mumbai to Hyderabad in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Mumbai in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hyderabad, with highs around 45°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bhubaneswar.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Subramanya Swamy Temple
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:
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Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum
Charminar ©
Charminar

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nights
Bhubaneswar, India

Bhubaneswar ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Nandankanan Zoological Park, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts, and then admire the landmark architecture of Rajarani Temple. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Udayagiri Caves, take in the dramatic natural features at Dhauli Giri Hills, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishtadevata Temple Service-Lingaraja Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at MukteshwarTemple.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bhubaneswar holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Hyderabad to Bhubaneswar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bhubaneswar

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Nandankanan Zoological Park ©
Nandankanan Zoological Park
Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts ©
Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts
MukteshwarTemple ©
MukteshwarTemple

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