38 days in India Itinerary

38 days in India Itinerary

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38 days in India Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  18​h 45​min
Mumbai (Bombay)
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Agra
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Jaipur
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Leh
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Newark

4
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 Chowpatty Beach, get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and look for gifts at Bungalow Eight.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mumbai (Bombay) itinerary maker.

Newark, USA to Mumbai (Bombay) is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in November, with highs in Mumbai (Bombay) at 93°F and lows at 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Agra.

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Chowpatty Beach
Gateway of India
Marine Drive

5
days
Agra

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for sightseeing, historic sites, parks, shopping, and wildlife areas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Taj Mahal, admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, contemplate the long history of Shah Burj, and stop by Mughal Carpet.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra travel planner.

Fly from Mumbai (Bombay) to Agra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in November, expect Agra to be little chillier, temps between 84°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Jaipur.

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Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

6
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 8th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Amber Fort, don't miss a visit to Birla Mandir Temple, contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, and get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jaipur holiday planner.

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Agra in December, you will find days in Jaipur are a bit warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Udaipur.

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Amber Fort
City Palace of Jaipur
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Udaipur sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Udaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

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City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola
Jagdish Temple

5
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.
Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Kovalam (Kovalam Beach, Lighthouse Beach, & more) and Varkala Beach (in Varkala). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, look for gifts at Keralashopee, and make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach
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Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach

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.
Step out of Kochi (Cochin) to go to Mararikulam and see Marari Beach, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and contemplate the waterfront views at Vembanad Lake.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) vacation builder.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 74°F at night. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Vembanad Lake
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Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue

5
days
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.
Spend the 27th (Wed) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, get outside with Tanglang La, and see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Leh trip planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Leh by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to New Delhi.

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Zanskar the Virgin Valley
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa

3
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 sightseeing, historic sites, shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Humayun's Tomb, admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Leh to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar
Swaminarayan Akshardham

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