56 days in New Orleans & Western India Itinerary

56 days in New Orleans & Western India Itinerary

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New Orleans, United States
— 2 nights
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Ahmedabad, India
— 3 nights
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Pune, India
— 5 nights
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Benaulim, India
— 1 night
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Goa, India
— 10 nights
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Aurangabad, India
— 2 nights
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Mumbai, India
— 8 nights
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Jodhpur, India
— 3 nights
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Jaisalmer, India
— 4 nights
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Bharatpur, India
— 2 nights
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Sawai Madhopur, India
— 2 nights
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Jaipur, India
— 11 nights
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New Orleans, United States

— 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): visit Garden District. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip planner.

New Delhi, India to New Orleans is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll gain 11.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in February, plan for colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:

Ahmedabad, India

— 3 nights

Manchester of India

The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ahmedabad: Gandhinagar (Akshardham & Indroda Nature Park). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, explore the ancient world of Ambapur Stepwell, take in the waterfront at Sabarmati Riverfront, and browse the different shops at Ahmedabad One Mall.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ahmedabad trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New Orleans to Ahmedabad. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 11.5 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in February, you will find days in Ahmedabad are much hotter (36°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Pune.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 2:

Pune, India

— 5 nights

Oxford of the East

Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
Step out of Pune with an excursion to Lohagad Fort in Khandala--about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, see the interesting displays at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, don't miss a visit to Narayani Dham Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Pune Okayama Friendship Garden.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Pune online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Ahmedabad to Pune in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Benaulim.

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 7:

Benaulim, India

— 1 night
Benaulim tourism centers on its beach, though the town itself sits back from the sands.
On the 8th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Betalbatim Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Benaulim Beach, and then look for gifts at Din Brothers.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Benaulim day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Pune to Benaulim with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Goa.

Things to do in Benaulim

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 8:

Goa, India

— 10 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Agonda Beach, stroll through Varca Beach, stop by Old Goa, and admire the sheer force of Dudhsagar Falls.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Goa trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Benaulim to Goa in an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Goa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Goa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 18:

Aurangabad, India

— 2 nights

City of Gates

A place of history, culture, and spiritualism, Aurangabad appeals to a growing number of pilgrims and tourists looking to get more out of their vacation in India.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): Head underground at Ellora Caves and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ajanta Caves. On the next day, stop by Himroo Fabrics, admire the striking features of Bibi Ka Maqbara, then explore the ancient world of Daulatabad Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aurangabad road trip planning website.

Getting from Goa to Aurangabad by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Goa in March: highs in Aurangabad hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

Mumbai, India

— 8 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, kick back and relax at Chowpatty Beach, and stop by Bungalow Eight.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mumbai online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Aurangabad to Mumbai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Mumbai sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 28:

Jodhpur, India

— 3 nights

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 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Jaswant Thada, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and finally look for gifts at Blue Bohemian. Here are some ideas for day two: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stop by Baba Art Emporium, then make a trip to Ghanta Ghar, and finally explore the world behind art at Ganesh Handicrafts.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Mumbai to Jodhpur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in March, Jodhpur is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:

Jaisalmer, India

— 4 nights

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Change things up with a short trip to Sam Sand Dunes in Kanoi (about 54 minutes away). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Desert National Park, contemplate the long history of Kuldhara Abandoned Village, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gadsisar Sagar Lake.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaisalmer vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bharatpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 4:

Bharatpur, India

— 2 nights

Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan

Once a fortified city thought impregnable, Bharatpur today welcomes guests with open arms, as one of the main stop-offs on the Delhi-Jaipur-Agra Golden Tourism Triangle.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Lohagarh Fort.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bharatpur online trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jaisalmer to Bharatpur. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sawai Madhopur.

Things to do in Bharatpur

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

Sawai Madhopur, India

— 2 nights

Tiger City

A trip to Sawai Madhopur offers a range of exciting options, including a safari ride through a vast national park--home to the world's largest tigers--and access to a World Heritage-listed hill fort.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for gifts at Dastkar Ranthambhore, then steep yourself in history at Ranthambore Fort, and then look for gifts at Cheetal Handicrafts. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.

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You can drive from Bharatpur to Sawai Madhopur in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Sawai Madhopur

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:

Jaipur, India

— 11 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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, stop by Anokhi Clothing Store, learn about all things military at Nahargarh Fort, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaipur online travel planner.

Getting from Sawai Madhopur to Jaipur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In April in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 27°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 19: