53 days in India Itinerary

53 days in India Itinerary

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53 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
Fly:  2​h
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Chennai
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
4
Gokarna
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Goa
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Udaipur
— 5 nights
7
Jaipur
— 6 nights
8
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Leh
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h 15​min
10
Agra
— 2 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + taxi:  7​h
11
Jaisalmer
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h
12
Jodhpur
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
13
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the activities along Rabindra Sarovar, and then stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, don't miss a visit to Park Street, then get engrossed in the history at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and finally stop by Sunshine.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) travel planner.

Kathmandu, Nepal to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kathmandu in October; daily highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Park Street ©
Park Street
South Park Street Cemetery ©
South Park Street Cemetery

1
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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for gifts at Charagh Din Shirts, take a stroll through Colaba Causeway, then examine the collection at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): cruise along Marine Drive and then wander the streets of Chowpatty Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mumbai trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chennai (Madras).

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Shopping Scenic Drive
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Chowpatty Beach ©
Chowpatty Beach
Charagh Din Shirts ©
Charagh Din Shirts
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

2
nights
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 7th (Mon): wander the streets of Fort St. George, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple, and finally browse the different shops at Express Avenue Mall. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Armenian Church and then see the interesting displays at Chennai Rail Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chennai (Madras) tour itinerary tool .

Fly from Mumbai to Chennai (Madras) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Gokarna.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
San Thome Church ©
San Thome Church
Sri Parthasarathy Temple ©
Sri Parthasarathy Temple

5
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
You'll get in some beach time at Kudle Beach and Nirvana Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Om Beach and Tilimati Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Gokarna: Kasarkod Beach (in Kasarkod), Sodhe Vadiraja Mutt (in Sonda) and Karwar (Warship Museum, Ladies' Beach, & more). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gokarna Beach and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Cave.

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Getting from Chennai (Madras) to Gokarna by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Goa.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Karwar, Nirvana Beach, Kasarkod Beach, Sodhe Vadiraja Mutt
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Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Gokarna Beach ©
Gokarna Beach
Mahabaleswara Temple ©
Mahabaleswara Temple

6
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palacio do Deao and Shanta Durga Temple. Relax by the water at Varca Beach and Palolem Beach. There's still lots to do: stop by Sheek Emporium, brush up on your military savvy at Naval Aviation Museum, steep yourself in history at Reis Magos Fort, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Majorda Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Goa online trip builder .

You can drive from Gokarna to Goa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Naval Aviation Museum ©
Naval Aviation Museum
Majorda Beach ©
Majorda Beach
Sheek Emporium ©
Sheek Emporium

5
nights
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
City Palace of Udaipur and Crystal Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as S. Naaz Art Emporium and Gothwal Art. When in Udaipur, make a side trip to see Jain Temple - Ranakpur in Ranakpur, approximately 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Pichola, stop by The Shalimar Emporium, look for all kinds of wild species at Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary, and pause for some photo ops at Maharana Pratap Memorial.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Udaipur online trip planner .

Fly from Goa to Udaipur in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Jaisamand Lake, Ranakpur Jain Temple
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Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Ranakpur Jain Temple ©
Ranakpur Jain Temple

6
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.
For shopping fun, head to New Maharaja Gem Palace or Akee International. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Amber Fort and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. Spend the 28th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, stop by Concept French Jewellery Boutique, contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, and shop like a local with Heritage Textiles & Handicrafts.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur online attractions planner .

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Jaipur

Shopping Wildlife Tours
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Nahargarh Fort ©
Nahargarh Fort
Elefriend ©
Elefriend

2
nights
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai, steep yourself in history at Gurdwara Bibeksar Sahib, then make a trip to Harmandir Sahib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santokhsar Sahib, and finally stop by Raunak Punjabi Jutti. On your second day here, look for gifts at The Famous Amritsari Papar Warian, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mandir Mata Lal Devi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Chheharta Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Amritsar itinerary planner .

You can fly from Jaipur to Amritsar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Jaipur in October, with highs in Amritsar at 36°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai ©
Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
Gurudwara Chheharta Sahib ©
Gurudwara Chheharta Sahib

5
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.
Do your shopping at De Pashmina Emporium and Evergreen Arts Emporium. Get some historical perspective at Gurdwara Pathar Sahib and Hemis Monastery. Go for a jaunt from Leh to Alchi to see Alchi Monastary about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 5th (Tue) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Himalayan Pashmina Shawls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, identify plant and animal life at Donkey Sanctuary, and see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum.

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Getting from Amritsar to Leh by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery
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Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Gurdwara Pathar Sahib ©
Gurdwara Pathar Sahib
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

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nights
Agra

Agra ©
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): look for gifts at Mughal Carpet, then look for gifts at The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs, then see the interesting displays at Taj Museum, and finally make a trip to Jama Masjid. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Akbar the Great, contemplate the waterfront views at Keetham Lake, then look for gifts at Subhash Emporium, and finally stop by Marble Cottage.

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Do a combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping Museums Nature

Side Trips

Jama Masjid, Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Marble Cottage ©
Marble Cottage
Tomb of Akbar the Great ©
Tomb of Akbar the Great
Taj Museum ©
Taj Museum

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nights
Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Desert National Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hari Om Jewellers and Shree Laxmi Art Home. There's lots more to do: stop by Shayama Cashmere Store, contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort, examine the collection at Desert Culture Centre & Museum, and take an in-depth tour of The Thar Heritage Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jaisalmer journey planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Agra to Jaisalmer takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 14th (Thu), you're off toJodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Shopping Outdoors Nature
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Shree Laxmi Art Home ©
Shree Laxmi Art Home
Safaris
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort

5
nights
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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Balsamand Lake and Garden will get you outdoors. Head to Ganesh Handicrafts and JG Art and Craftsfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, examine the collection at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, look for gifts at Baba Art Emporium, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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You can drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Shopping Wildlife Outdoors
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Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Safaris

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hauz Khas Village and National Gandhi Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Great India Place and Ambience Mall. Step out of New Delhi to go to Gurugram (Gurgaon) and see Sultanpur National Park Bird Sanctuary, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Dilli Haat, see the interesting displays at National Museum, take an in-depth tour of Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, and stop by LUV INDIYA CONCEPTS.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Jodhpur to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Museums Nature

Side Trips

Gurugram (Gurgaon), The Great India Place
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Ambience Mall ©
Ambience Mall
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village
National Gandhi Museum ©
National Gandhi Museum

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