29 days in India Itinerary

29 days in India Itinerary

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New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ajanta
— 1 night
Drive
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Aurangabad
— 1 night
Fly
4
Goa
— 4 nights
Fly to Kochi, Taxi to Thekkady
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Thekkady
— 2 nights
Taxi to Kochi, Fly to Mumbai
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Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly
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Udaipur
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive
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Jaisalmer
— 4 nights
Fly
10
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Fly
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Agra
— 3 nights
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New Delhi — 3 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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort, admire the natural beauty at Lodhi Garden, and stroll through Akshardham.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New Delhi tour builder website.

Detroit, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to New Delhi is 10.5 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Detroit in December: high temperatures in New Delhi hover around 74°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Ajanta.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Ajanta — 1 night

World-famous for its spellbinding prayer halls and cave temples carved into a horseshoe-shaped rock face, Ajanta lies in a mountainous region of a remote river valley.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): Head underground at Ajanta Caves.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ajanta road trip site.

Fly from New Delhi to Ajanta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: high temperatures in Ajanta hover around 85°F and lows are around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Aurangabad.
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Nature · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

Aurangabad — 1 night

City of Gates

A place of history, culture, and spiritualism, Aurangabad appeals to a growing number of pilgrims and tourists looking to get more out of their vacation in India.
On the 14th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Daulatabad Fort, then delve into the distant past at Ellora Caves, and then look for gifts at Himroo Fabrics.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Aurangabad trip planning site.

Getting from Ajanta to Aurangabad by car takes about 3 hours. December in Aurangabad sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Goa.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping
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Goa — 4 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Agonda Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at Krishna Ayurveda Massage Centre, stop by Lucky Arts, and kick back and relax at Calangute Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Goa road trip tool.

You can fly from Aurangabad to Goa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Aurangabad in December, you will find days in Goa are little chillier (80°F), and nights are a bit warmer (74°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Thekkady.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas
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Thekkady — 2 nights

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the activities along Periyar Lake, stroll through Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. Keep things going the next day: stop by Green Land Spice Garden, then examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Park Spices Thekkady, and finally experience rural life at Philip's Natural Honey And Bee Farm.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Goa to Thekkady in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Mumbai.
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Mumbai — 2 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): slough off your stress at Muktaa The Wellness Clinic & Luxury Spa Marine Drive, make a trip to Gateway of India, then admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then head outdoors with Marine Drive, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chowpatty Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mumbai trip maker app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Mumbai in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in December, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Udaipur.
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Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Spas · Parks
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Udaipur — 2 nights

Venice of the East

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 23rd (Fri), stop by Pita Shree Handicraft, then take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, explore the activities along Lake Pichola, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Udaipur online trip planner.

You can fly from Mumbai to Udaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mumbai in December, things will get little chillier in Udaipur: highs are around 77°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Jodhpur.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Jodhpur — 1 night

Sun City

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): admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum and then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jodhpur driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Udaipur to Jodhpur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December in Jodhpur, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jaisalmer.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Jaisalmer — 4 nights

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Spend the 27th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 29th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort, admire the striking features of Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Desert Art Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tanot Mata Temple.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jaisalmer trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly to Jaipur.
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Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

Jaipur — 4 nights

Pink City

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 31st (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, brush up on your military savvy at Nahargarh Fort, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Jaisalmer to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Jaipur sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Agra.
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Agra — 3 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Keoladeo National Park. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, then don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, and then don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Agra online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Agra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Jaipur in January, plan for slightly colder days in Agra, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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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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