28 days in India Itinerary

28 days in India Itinerary

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Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Mumbai
— 3 nights
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Udaipur
— 1 night
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Jaipur
— 4 nights
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Agra
— 3 nights
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New Delhi
— 4 nights
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Manali
— 2 nights
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Shimla
— 2 nights
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Kedarnath
— 1 night
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Rishikesh
— 2 nights
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Leh
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Belur Math in Belur (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at South Park Street Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dakshineswar Kali Temple, see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, and make a trip to Mother House.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary planner.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

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Mumbai

— 3 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, and get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum.

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You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Mumbai in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Udaipur

— 1 night

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 9th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and then explore the activities along Lake Pichola.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Udaipur online holiday planner.

Fly from Mumbai to Udaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mumbai in March, Udaipur is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, get a dose of the wild on Elefantastic, admire the striking features of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur day trip planning website.

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Jaipur are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Agra

— 3 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. 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 spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple, and steep yourself in history at Saha Burj.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra trip planner.

You can fly from Jaipur to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March in Agra, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

New Delhi

— 4 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, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akshardham, and enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in New Delhi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Manali

— 2 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at Pure Ganga Yoga, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anjani Mahadev. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and then discover the deep blue sea with Riding Solo.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Manali road trip tool.

Getting from New Delhi to Manali by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Shimla

— 2 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 23rd (Tue), stroll around Daulat Singh Park, then make a trip to The Mall, then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and finally deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dorje Drak Monastery, and then deepen your understanding at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Shimla journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kedarnath.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks

Kedarnath

— 1 night
Kedarnath is a town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and has gained importance because of Kedarnath Temple. On the 25th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhairav Nath Temple and then appreciate the history behind Shankaracharya Samadhi.

Make your Kedarnath itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shimla to Kedarnath. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Kedarnath

Historic Sites

Rishikesh

— 2 nights

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurdwara Sri Hemkund Sahib, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Satya Sai Ghaat, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Kedarnath to Rishikesh with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Leh

— 3 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Take a break from Leh with a short trip to Hemis Monastery in Hemis, about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, surround yourself with nature on Kamzang Journeys, pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, and stop by De Pashmina Emporium.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Leh trip site.

Traveling by flight from Rishikesh to Leh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

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India travel guide

4.6
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.

Jammu and Kashmir travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Gardens
India's northernmost state, Jammu and Kashmir boasts many notable temples, yet the region's claim to fame remains its natural splendor. A tour of Jammu and Kashmir takes you across a mountainous landscape at the foothills of the Lesser Himalaya, with abundant skiing and hiking opportunities. Despite its natural appeal and a wealth of cultural attractions, this border area remains off most tourists' itineraries because of enduring tensions between India and Pakistan. The few foreign visitors who make it here usually head to Ladakh, a trekkers' paradise that's also considered one of northern India's safest places.