20 days in India Itinerary

20 days in India Itinerary

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Start: Chennai
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Agra
— 1 night
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  5 h
4
Leh
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h
5
Manali
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
10
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
12
Chennai
— 3 nights
End: Chennai

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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.
Step out of Udaipur with an excursion to Shree Kharch Bhandar in Nathdwara--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, browse the exhibits of Gothwal Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Udaipur road trip planner.

Chennai to Udaipur is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chennai in August: highs in Udaipur hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shree Kharch Bhandar
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Diwan-e-Khas Hall of Private Audience, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, don't miss a visit to City Palace of Jaipur, then admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), then contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, and finally stop by The Gem Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip tool.

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Jaipur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Amber Palace
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and finally don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Agra holiday planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Agra sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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Leh

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill, then make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Leh trip site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Manali.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers ©
Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali trip website.

You can drive from Leh to Manali in 9 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

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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.
On the 23rd (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, then admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Red Fort, take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, then steep yourself in history at India Gate, and finally steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi online vacation planner.

You can fly from Manali to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, then explore the world behind art at Ganesh Handicrafts, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well).

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jodhpur trip planner.

You can fly from New Delhi to Jodhpur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Jodhpur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Adventure Tours
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts

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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 26th (Mon), take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, then look for gifts at Bungalow Eight, and finally make a trip to Marine Drive.

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You can fly from Jodhpur to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jodhpur in August, you will find days in Mumbai are a bit cooler (35°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mumbai

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

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Kochi (Cochin)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally look for gifts at ViaKerala Shop.

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You can fly from Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Parks Historic Sites
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Periyar National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Thekkady road trip website.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Palkulangara Devi Temple, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip website.

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In August in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace

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Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, admire the landmark architecture of San Thome Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and finally kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at T Nagar, Ranganathan Street, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Express Avenue Mall.

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Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Chennai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Chennai, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 29°C. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
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Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Walking tours

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