36 days in India Itinerary

36 days in India Itinerary

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36 days in India Itinerary

Memphis
Fly:  28​h
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Fly + subway + train:  5​h 15​min
Agra
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Jaipur
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
Munnar
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Mumbai (Bombay)
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
Memphis

4
days
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, sightseeing, parks, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lodi Gardens, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and don't miss a visit to Gandhi Smriti.

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Memphis, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Memphis to New Delhi, you'll lose 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Memphis in December; daily highs in New Delhi reach 73°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jodhpur.

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Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar
Swaminarayan Akshardham

1
day
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 17th (Sun): examine the collection at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then contemplate the long history of Jaswant Thada, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and finally look for gifts at Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES).

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Getting from New Delhi to Jodhpur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

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Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Jaswant Thada

5
days
Agra

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Spend the 20th (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife SOS Elephant & Bear Sanctuary, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the natural beauty at Anguri Bagh.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Jodhpur to Agra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in December, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jaipur.

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Walking tours
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort

5
days
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.
Spend the 26th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Amber Fort, revel in the low prices at Heritage Textiles & Handicrafts, make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur travel planner.

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Agra in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Jaipur, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Amber Fort
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

1
day
Udaipur

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and then explore the activities along Lake Fatehsagar Udaipur.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read Udaipur trip planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Udaipur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Munnar.

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Lake Pichola
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Fatehsagar Udaipur

3
days
Munnar

Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Carmel Church, and see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Udaipur to Munnar in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in December, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

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Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam

5
days
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal (in Alappuzha) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Wonderla Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, and take a stroll through Jew Town.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in January, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks

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St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, Marari Beach
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Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue

4
days
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala (The Art of India & Varkala Beach) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) vacation planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Mumbai (Bombay).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Kovalam, Varkala
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Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach

3
days
Mumbai (Bombay)

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai (Bombay) is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Gateway of India, wander the streets of Colaba, enjoy the sand and surf at Chowpatty Beach, and admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Mumbai (Bombay) travel planner.

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Mumbai (Bombay) in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 63°F in Mumbai (Bombay). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai (Bombay)

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Marine Drive
Gateway of India
Food Tours

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