15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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Mumbai
— 2 nights
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Hyderabad
— 2 nights
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Bengaluru
— 2 nights
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Chennai
— 2 nights
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
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Jaipur
— 2 nights
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New Delhi
— 2 nights

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Mumbai

— 2 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Escape the urban bustle at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Chowpatty Beach. Appreciate the collections at Red Carpet Wax Museum and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. Step out of Mumbai to go to Navi Mumbai and see Inorbit Mall Vashi, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Mary Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Babulnath Temple, get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Phoenix Marketcity.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Mumbai. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Parks

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Hyderabad

— 2 nights

City of Pearls

Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of KBR National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Puri Jagannath Temple, look for gifts at Krishna Jewellers Pearls & Gems, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Forum Sujana Mall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Keesaragutta. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir, look for all kinds of wild species at Mrigavani Wildlife Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mecca Masjid, then admire the masterpieces at Salar Jung Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Hyderabad, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Konaseema.

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Fly from Mumbai to Hyderabad in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Hyderabad are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Bengaluru

— 2 nights

Silicon Valley of India

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
On the 20th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Infant Jesus Shrine, and finally view the masterpieces at Cauvery Handicrafts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Surya Narayana Swamy Temple, learn about all things military at The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum, browse the different shops at Royal Meenakshi Mall, identify plant and animal life at Bannerghatta National Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple.

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Traveling by flight from Hyderabad to Bengaluru takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Hyderabad in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bengaluru: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Chennai

— 2 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagannath Temple, Kanathur, identify plant and animal life at Chennai Turtle Walk, and then gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Armenian Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krishnapuram Anchaneyar Temple, shop like a local with T Nagar, Ranganathan Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple.

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Fly from Bengaluru to Chennai in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bengaluru in January, Chennai is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Chennai

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kolkata (Calcutta)

— 2 nights

City of Joy

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.
On the 24th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Tonglu, see the interesting displays at Tagore House, identify plant and animal life at Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary, then browse the different shops at Acropolis Mall, then get curious at Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, and finally wander the streets of Park Street. Keep things going the next day: stop by Kumartuli, take an in-depth tour of Vivekananda Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Sundar Gram.

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Fly from Chennai to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai in January, things will get slightly colder in Kolkata (Calcutta): highs are around 29°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jaipur

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Diwan-e-Khas Hall of Private Audience, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Joy, then identify plant and animal life at Elejungle, and finally contemplate the long history of Amber Palace.

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Getting from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Jaipur by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Jaipur. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

New Delhi

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Ambience Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Vrindavan, browse the different shops at DLF Mall Of India, don't miss a visit to Red Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, and finally admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip planning site.

You can fly from Jaipur to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jaipur in January, expect nights in New Delhi to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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.