31 days in India Itinerary

31 days in India Itinerary

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Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Ahmedabad
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Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
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Jodhpur
— 2 nights
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Udaipur
— 2 nights
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Jaipur
— 4 nights
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Agra
— 2 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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Rishikesh
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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.
Take a break from Kolkata (Calcutta) with a short trip to Belur Math in Belur, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at South Park Street Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, learn more about the world around you at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dakshineswar Kali Temple.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) day trip planning tool.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. March in Kolkata (Calcutta) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Ahmedabad

— 2 nights

Manchester of India

The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Calico Museum of Textiles, steep yourself in history at Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, then contemplate the long history of Dada Harir Stepwell, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sola Mandir Bhagwat Vidyapith, and finally explore the ancient world of Ambapur Stepwell. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Kankaria Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jami Masjid, then admire the striking features of Sidi Saeed Mosque, and finally take in the waterfront at Sabarmati Riverfront.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ahmedabad trip builder.

Fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Ahmedabad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ahmedabad, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Jaisalmer

— 3 nights

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Spend the 11th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 13th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort, explore the activities along Gadsisar Sagar Lake, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temples.

Planning Jaisalmer trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Getting from Ahmedabad to Jaisalmer by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Jodhpur

— 2 nights

Sun City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Ganesh Handicrafts, explore the ancient world of Walk to blueCity heritagetour, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and finally contemplate the long history of Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Jaswant Thada, explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Jodhpur day trip app.

Traveling by car from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Jodhpur are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Udaipur

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Art_en_Soul shoppe, then browse the exhibits of City Palace of Udaipur, and then get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Jagmandir, then explore the activities along Lake Pichola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, and finally look for gifts at Udaipur Haat.

To find out how to plan a trip to Udaipur, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Udaipur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · 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: contemplate the long history of Amber Palace, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jaipur day trip planner.

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 3 hours. Other options are to 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 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Agra

— 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then admire the landmark architecture of Agra Fort, and then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, then admire the landmark architecture of Diwan E Aam, then don't miss a visit to Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Akbar the Great.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Agra planner.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car 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, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple, and don't miss a visit to Red Fort.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip itinerary planning site.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, soothe aching muscles at Pure Ganga Yoga, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anjani Mahadev. Here are some ideas for day two: 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.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Manali takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Shimla

— 2 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): gain insight at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally walk around Daulat Singh Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dorje Drak Monastery, and finally gain insight at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Shimla travel planning site.

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks

Rishikesh

— 2 nights

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 1st (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

Planning Rishikesh trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Drive from Shimla to Rishikesh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Leh is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, admire the striking features of Leh Royal Palace, get in touch with nature with Hiking & Camping Tours, and appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Leh road trip planning tool.

Fly from Rishikesh to Leh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

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.

Ladakh travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Hemmed in by the Kunlun and Great Himalaya ranges, Ladakh remains a sparsely populated land of stark natural beauty. An independent kingdom for some 900 years, Ladakh developed a unique culture that strongly resembles Tibet. Islam has also left its mark, with Muslims making up about half of the population. Highlights of a trip to Ladakh include an exploration of the Indus River Valley, driving on the world's highest road, and touring ancient Buddhist monasteries perched high in the mountains. Outdoor enthusiasts can gear up for rugged treks and river rafting, while cultural tours inspire with a range of vibrant summer festivals. Picturesque Leh makes a good base for exploring the region. Note that due to extreme weather conditions, some roads remain closed for about half the year. Also, a strong military presence means you may need permits to access certain areas.