42 days in India Itinerary

42 days in India Itinerary

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New Delhi
— 5 nights
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Rishikesh
— 2 nights
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Varanasi
— 2 nights
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Bandhavgarh National Park
— 2 nights
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Agra
— 2 nights
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Jaipur
— 5 nights
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Jaisalmer
— 4 nights
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Udaipur
— 3 nights
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Mumbai
— 3 nights
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Goa
— 6 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
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New Delhi — 5 nights

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.
Spend the 7th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at Red Fort, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lodhi Garden.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to New Delhi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5.5 hours traveling from London to New Delhi. Traveling from London in November, you will find days in New Delhi are much warmer (33°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Rishikesh.
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Find places to stay Nov 3 — 8:

Rishikesh — 2 nights

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 9th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh trip planner.

You can fly from New Delhi to Rishikesh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to fly to Varanasi.
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Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Spas
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:

Varanasi — 2 nights

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.
On the 11th (Fri), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then explore the activities along Ganges River, and then look for gifts at The Bed Silk & Pashmina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birthplace of Sant Ravidas Seergovardhan Varanasi, contemplate the long history of Rajendraprasad Ghat, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarnath.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Varanasi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rishikesh to Varanasi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Varanasi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bandhavgarh National Park.
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Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:

Bandhavgarh National Park — 2 nights

A trip to Bandhavgarh National Park offers ample opportunity to see wildlife, including its famous elephants and Asian tigers.
On the 13th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Bandhavgarh National Park. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Bandhavgarh Fort, pause for some photo ops at Shesh-Saiya, and then take in the awesome beauty at Bandhavgarh Hill.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bandhavgarh National Park trip planner.

Drive from Varanasi to Bandhavgarh National Park in 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Agra.
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Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:

Agra — 2 nights

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Agra: Keoladeo National Park (in Bharatpur) and Lotus Throne (in Fatehpur Sikri). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, and explore the galleries of Marble Handicrafts Agra.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Agra online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Bandhavgarh National Park to Agra takes 12.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Jaipur.
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Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:

Jaipur — 5 nights

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.
Spend the 19th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Amber Palace, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, brush up on your military savvy at Nahargarh Fort, and steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Jaipur trip planner.

Fly from Agra to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Jaisalmer.
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Find places to stay Nov 17 — 22:

Jaisalmer — 4 nights

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Spend the 23rd (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 24th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort, admire the striking features of Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temples.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaisalmer driving holiday planning app.

Fly from Jaipur to Jaisalmer in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to fly to Udaipur.
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Find places to stay Nov 22 — 26:

Udaipur — 3 nights

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 with an excursion to Ranakpur Jain Temple in Sadri--about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, stop by S. Naaz Art Emporium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Ekling Ji Temple, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Udaipur trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Jaisalmer to Udaipur in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Mumbai.
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Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:

Mumbai — 3 nights

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, explore and take pictures at Marine Drive, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mumbai vacation planner.

Getting from Udaipur to Mumbai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Udaipur in November: high temperatures in Mumbai hover around 40°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly to Goa.
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Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:

Goa — 6 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Palolem Beach, explore the ancient world of Chapora Fort, soothe aching muscles at Aranya Yoga, and stroll through Baga Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Goa trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Goa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in December, you will find days in Goa are little chillier (31°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (27°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Kochi (Cochin).
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Find places to stay Dec 2 — 9:

Kochi (Cochin) — 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saras Exotic Birds Center (in Alappuzha) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). The adventure continues: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planning app.

Fly from Goa to Kochi (Cochin) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Goa in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kochi (Cochin), with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:

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.
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Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.
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