31 days in India Itinerary

31 days in India Itinerary

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31 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
1
Somnath
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + train:  6​h 15​min
2
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Goa
— 5 nights
+3
bus + Fly + taxi + train:  8​h 30​min
4
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Port Blair, South Andaman Island
— 3 nights
Travel:  4​h 45​min
6
Neil Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h 15​min
7
Havelock Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17​h
8
Pahalgam
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
9
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
11
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  14​h 15​min
12
Jaisalmer
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Mumbai


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1
night
Somnath

Somnath ©
Tourism in Somnath (officially known as Prabhas Patan) revolves around its famous Jyotirlinga of Shiva.
On the 1st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhalka Tirth, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Somnath Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Somnath Mahadev Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Somnath trip planning tool .

Mumbai to Somnath is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Somnath

Historic Sites
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Somnath Mahadev Temple ©
Somnath Mahadev Temple
Bhalka Tirth ©
Bhalka Tirth

2
nights
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
On the 2nd (Wed), explore the ancient world of Krishna Mandapam and then explore the ancient world of Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at India Seashell Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, enjoy the sea views from Mamallapuram Lighthouse, appreciate the history behind Descent Of The Ganges, then make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, and finally delve into the distant past at Sea Shore Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mahabalipuram day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Somnath to Mahabalipuram takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 32°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges

5
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Shop till you drop at Sheek Emporium and Margao Market. Get outdoors at Mandrem Beach and Utorda Beach. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Chapora Fort, browse the eclectic array of goods at The Saturday Night Market, kick back and relax at Varca Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vagator Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Goa trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mahabalipuram to Goa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Mahabalipuram in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Goa: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sheek Emporium ©
Sheek Emporium
Mandrem Beach ©
Mandrem Beach
Utorda Beach ©
Utorda Beach

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rameswaram trip planner.

Getting from Goa to Rameswaram by combination of flight and train takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. On the 11th (Fri), you're off toPort Blair.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge

3
nights
Port Blair, South Andaman Island

Port Blair ©
The capital and largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair acts as a gateway to the landmasses that lie in the Bay of Bengal.
On the 12th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Chidiya Tapu, examine the collection at Samudrika Marine Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Corbyn's Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Anthropological Museum, head off the coast to Jolly Buoy Island, and then kick back and relax at Wandoor Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Port Blair online day trip planner .

Getting from Rameswaram to Port Blair by combination of train and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Neil Island.

Things to do in Port Blair

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Jolly Buoy Island ©
Jolly Buoy Island
Chidiya Tapu ©
Chidiya Tapu
Corbyn's Cove ©
Corbyn's Cove

1
night
Neil Island

Neil Island ©
On the 14th (Mon), kick back and relax at Bharatpur Beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Neil Island road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Blair to Neil Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Neil Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Bharatpur Beach ©
Bharatpur Beach
Laxmanpur Beach ©
Laxmanpur Beach
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

2
nights
Havelock Island

Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Kaala Pathar Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Havelock Island day trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Neil Island to Havelock Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach

1
day
Pahalgam

Pahalgam ©
Across the landscape of alpine peaks, conifer forests, and mountain lakes that surrounds Pahalgam lie a number of sites of spiritual importance, and a great biodiversity of wildlife.
On the 18th (Fri), appreciate the views at Aru Valley and then appreciate the views at Betaab Valley.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pahalgam driving holiday planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Havelock Island to Pahalgam. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Shanti Stupa and Likir Gompa. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alchi Choskor Monastery and Basgo gompa. Step out of Leh with an excursion to Alchi Monastary in Alchi--about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: get outside with Khardung La, take in the spiritual surroundings of Serzang Temple, stop by Hazara Arts, and steep yourself in history at Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Leh travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pahalgam to Leh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Khardung La, Alchi Monastary, Hazara Arts
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Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Alchi Choskor Monastery ©
Alchi Choskor Monastery

2
nights
New Delhi

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): browse the different shops at Ambience Mall, then wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Great India Place, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Dilli Haat. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Gandhi Smriti, then steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib.

Plan trip to New Delhi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Leh to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Great India Place, Ambience Mall
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The Great India Place ©
The Great India Place
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village

2
nights
Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
On the 25th (Fri), experience rural life at Happy Valley Tea Estate, take in the awesome beauty at Kanchenjunga Mountain, then deepen your understanding at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Darjeeling sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Darjeeling takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Nature Parks Museums
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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Kangchenjunga ©
Kangchenjunga

5
nights
Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Jaisalmer War Museum and Sonee Art Gallery. Head to Hari Om Jewellers and Jaisal Art Housefor plenty of shopping. Change things up with a short trip to Sam Sand Dunes in Kanoi (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temples and stop by Ajay Leather Shop.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaisalmer online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Darjeeling to Jaisalmer takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Shopping Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Sam Sand Dunes
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Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples
Jaisalmer War Museum ©
Jaisalmer War Museum
Kuldhara Abandoned Village ©
Kuldhara Abandoned Village

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