30 days in India Itinerary

30 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lucknow
Drive:  4 h
1
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
2
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Udaipur
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  7 h 30 min
5
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
8
Manali
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
10
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
11
Lucknow
— 2 nights
End: Lucknow

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
You've now added Fatehpur Sikri to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Tomb Of John Russell Colvin, then take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, and then contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Diwan-I-Khas, admire the landmark architecture of Fatehpur Sikri, then make a trip to Lotus Throne, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Agra online trip itinerary planner.

Lucknow to Agra is an approximately 4- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 48°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Fatehpur Sikri
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Lotus Throne ©
Lotus Throne

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 discover tucked-away gems like Amer Jeep Safari and Diwan-e-Khas Hall of Private Audience. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Elefriend, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moti Dungari Temple, browse the exhibits of City Palace of Jaipur, and look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jaipur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Jaipur are 48°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Amer Jeep Safari ©
Amer Jeep Safari
Elefriend ©
Elefriend
Amber Palace
Amber Palace

1
night
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 8th (Fri), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, and then look for gifts at S. Naaz Art Emporium.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Udaipur attractions planner.

Fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
S. Naaz Art Emporium ©
S. Naaz Art Emporium
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, then explore the ancient world of Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well), then contemplate the long history of Phool Mahal, and finally contemplate the long history of Loha Pol.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Jodhpur trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Udaipur to Jodhpur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 48°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well) ©
Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well)
Phool Mahal ©
Phool Mahal

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Step off the beaten path and head to Idukki Dam and Rose Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Thekkady side-trips: Pattumala Matha Church (in Vagamon), Kalvari Mount (in Idukki) and Parunthumpara (in Peermade). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, examine the collection at Tea Museum, experience rural life at Spice Walk, and explore the activities along Periyar Lake.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Jodhpur to Thekkady in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Munnar, Idukki, Pattumala Matha Church, Parunthumpara
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Idukki Dam ©
Idukki Dam
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kerala Kathakali Centre and Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica. Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: Alappuzha (Kidangamparambu Sree Bhuvaneswari Temple, Alappuzha Beach, &more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Jew Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum Kochi, and make a trip to Kadamattom Chruch.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) route planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Alappuzha, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

2
nights
Mumbai

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahalakshmi Temple, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Mary Basilica. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Red Carpet Wax Museum, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, and finally view the masterpieces at Jehangir Art Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mumbai route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Mumbai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Mumbai

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Walking tours
Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica
Boat Tours & Water Sports

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Step off the beaten path and head to International Roerich Memorial Trust and Beas Kund. Step out of Manali to go to Naggar and see Tripura Sundari Temple, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Manali trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Mumbai to Manali in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Tripura Sundari Temple
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Beas River ©
Beas River
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
International Roerich Memorial Trust
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths

3
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Rail Tours and Akshardham. There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Rajpath, contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi route maker site.

Traveling by flight from Manali to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Akshardham
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Rail Tours
Walking tours

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monastery Circuit and Chemre Gompa Monastery. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, admire the striking features of Stakna Monastery, appreciate the views at Zanskar the Virgin Valley, and Head underground at Saspol Caves.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Leh road trip planner.

Fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lucknow.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Namgyal Tsemo Gompa ©
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa
Monastery Circuit ©
Monastery Circuit
Zanskar the Virgin Valley ©
Zanskar the Virgin Valley

2
nights
Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Residency, then contemplate the long history of Rumi Darwaza, then appreciate the history behind Bara Imambara, and finally look for gifts at Sugandhco. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Sri Radha Raman Bihari Ji Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandrika Devi Mandir, then admire the striking features of Constantia House, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lucknow trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Leh to Lucknow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucknow

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Chandrika Devi Mandir ©
Chandrika Devi Mandir
Bara Imambara ©
Bara Imambara
The Residency ©
The Residency

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