31 days in South Asia Itinerary

31 days in South Asia Itinerary

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31 days in South Asia Itinerary

Start: Male, Maldives
ferry + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Leh, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
New Delhi, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h
4
Agra, India
— 3 nights
5
Jaipur, India
— 4 nights
6
Udaipur, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Mumbai, India
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
8
Thekkady, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
10
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + ferry:  5​h 30​min
End: Male, Maldives

4
nights
Leh, India

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.
Step out of Leh with an excursion to Alchi Monastary in Alchi--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, and explore the ancient world of Basgo gompa.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Leh travel route planning site .

Male, Maldives to Leh is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Alchi Monastary
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Stok Palace Museum ©
Stok Palace Museum

3
nights
New Delhi, India

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, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, stroll through Akshardham, contemplate the long history of India Gate, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read New Delhi route planner.

Traveling by flight from Leh to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

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

4
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Kathmandu is known for historic sites, parks, spas, adventure, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, don't miss a visit to Nara Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kathmandu online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Kathmandu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in October; daily highs in Kathmandu reach 31°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Climbing Tours
Helicopter Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Agra trip website .

Getting from Kathmandu to Agra by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In October, Agra is a bit warmer than Kathmandu - with highs of 40°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

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

4
nights
Jaipur, India

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, shopping, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Amber Palace, step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, identify plant and animal life at Elefriend, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jaipur trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife 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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nights
Udaipur, India

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli, browse the exhibits of City Palace of Udaipur, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and finally explore the activities along Lake Pichola. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Udaipur trip planning app .

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Udaipur when traveling from Jaipur in October, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola

1
night
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): cruise along Marine Drive, then admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and finally take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mumbai online visit planner .

You can fly from Udaipur to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Udaipur in October since evenings lows in Mumbai dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mumbai

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

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nights
Thekkady, India

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, have some family-friendly fun at Thekkady Rose Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, and experience rural life at Spice Cloud.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mumbai to Thekkady takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

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nights
Kochi (Cochin), India

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala), Mararikulam (Marari Beach & Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple) and Kottayam (Kumaranalloor & Kottayam Cheriapally). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salem Marthoma Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Kottayam, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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night
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kandy road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kochi (Cochin) to Kandy takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake