24 days in India Itinerary

24 days in India Itinerary

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24 days in India Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
+4
train + foot + Fly + subway + train:  20​h 30​min
1
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
6
Guruvayur
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
8
Tirupati
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h 30​min
9
Shirdi
— 1 day
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
10
New Delhi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  17​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, admire the striking features of Agra Fort, and then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple, then steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal, and then get your game on at Play Safari.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Agra travel route website .

Philadelphia, USA to Agra is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time is 10 hours. When traveling from Philadelphia in December, plan for warmer days in Agra, with highs around 74°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

3
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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, identify plant and animal life at EleSafari, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaipur road trip website .

Drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

2
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Udaipur

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 15th (Sun), explore the activities along Lake Pichola, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, then explore the galleries of Gothwal Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, and then step into the grandiose world of Monsoon Palace.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Udaipur sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in December, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

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.
On the 17th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then contemplate the long history of Jaswant Thada.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jodhpur itinerary maker .

Drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Jaswant Thada ©
Jaswant Thada

2
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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Dhobi Ghat and then don't miss a visit to Gateway of India. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, then contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then don't miss a visit to Marine Drive, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mumbai trip maker app .

Getting from Jodhpur to Mumbai by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Jodhpur in December, with highs in Mumbai at 90°F and lows at 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

3
nights
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Guruvayur: Thrissur (Koodalmanikyam Temple, Ivor Madom Temple, & more) and Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India (in Kodungallur). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Guruvayur trip itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mumbai to Guruvayur. Traveling from Mumbai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Guruvayur, with lows of 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thrissur, Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Shatrughna Temple ©
Shatrughna Temple

3
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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and browse the exhibits of Green land spice garden.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary app .

Getting from Guruvayur to Thekkady by car takes about 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Tirupati.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

1
night
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Annapurna Sameta Kasi Visweswaraswami Temple and then steep yourself in history at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Tumbhuru Teertham, contemplate the waterfront views at Vaikuntha Teertham, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sitamma Theertham, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Vari Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tirupati online trip planner .

Drive from Thekkady to Tirupati in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Shirdi.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple ©
Tumbhuru Teertham ©
Tumbhuru Teertham
Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Vari Temple ©

1
day
Shirdi

Shirdi ©
The small town of Shirdi remains a popular pilgrimage destination, best known as the place where Sai Baba, a 19th-century spiritual guru, lived his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Baba's Chavadi and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Shirdi trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tirupati to Shirdi takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, subway, flight, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites
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Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir ©
Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir

3
nights
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, shopping, parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, and steep yourself in history at Lodhi Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi day trip planning tool .

Getting from Shirdi to New Delhi by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

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