60 days in South Asia Itinerary

60 days in South Asia Itinerary

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New Delhi
— 5 nights
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Manali
— 4 nights
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Darjeeling
— 2 nights
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Gangtok
— 4 nights
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
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Goa
— 8 nights
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Indore
— 2 nights
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Mumbai
— 6 nights
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Udaipur
— 6 nights
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Jaipur
— 7 nights
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Agra
— 6 nights
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Khajuraho
— 3 nights
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Varanasi
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New Delhi

— 5 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.
Head to The Great India Place and Ambience Mallfor some retail therapy. Gandhi Smriti and Akshardham are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from New Delhi with a short trip to DLF Mall Of India in Noida, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: visit Hauz Khas Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Lodhi Garden, and take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read New Delhi trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New Delhi. April in New Delhi sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Manali

— 4 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Explore hidden gems such as International Roerich Memorial Trust and Naggar Castle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Manu Temple and Gauri Shankar Temple. Take a break from Manali with a short trip to Hot Water Spring in Kullu, about 2h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Gulaba, identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Manali online holiday planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Manali by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Darjeeling

— 2 nights

Queen of the Hills

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Life and Leaf Fair Trade Shop and Chandulal's. Discover out-of-the-way places like Japanese Peace Pagoda and Mahakal Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darjeeling: Sangacholing Monastery (in Pelling) and Tashiding Monastery (in Yuksom). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pemayangtse Monastery, don't miss a visit to Batasia Loop, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kangchenjunga.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Darjeeling online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Manali to Darjeeling takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Gangtok

— 4 nights
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Shop till you drop at Golden Tips and Golden Tips Tea Shop. Get a sense of the local culture at MG Marg and Nathula. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, gain insight at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ranka Monastery, and take in panoramic vistas at Tashi View Point.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gangtok trip planner.

Getting from Darjeeling to Gangtok by car takes about 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Historic Sites

Kolkata (Calcutta)

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Park Street and South Park Street Cemetery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Quest Mall and Sunshine. Next up on the itinerary: see where the action happens at Eden Gardens, make a trip to Mother House, snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, and examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planner.

Fly from Gangtok to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In May in Kolkata (Calcutta), expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Goa

— 8 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Head to Sheek Emporium and Shamrock Jewellersfor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Tomb of St. Francis Xavier and Old Goa. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Sinquerim Beach, stroll through Vagator Beach, stop by Fontainhas, and stop by Elegant Gems.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Goa day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Goa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta), expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Goa, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Indore.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Indore

— 2 nights

Street Food Capital of India

The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore blends its historic past with future-oriented modernization.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khajrana Ganesh Mandir, browse the different shops at Treasure Island Mall, then browse the different shops at Next Treasure Island, and finally hunt for treasures at Sarafa Bazaar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at C21 Malls and then don't miss a visit to Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Indore online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Goa to Indore takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Goa in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Indore, with highs around 47°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Indore

Shopping · Historic Sites

Mumbai

— 6 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Head to Phoenix Marketcity and Charagh Din Shirtsfor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Nariman Point and Shree Siddhivinayak. Change things up with a short trip to Nagaon Beach in Alibaug (about 2h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Colaba, snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, get a taste of the local shopping with Colaba Causeway, and stop by Dharavi.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mumbai travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Indore to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Indore in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mumbai: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Shopping · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trip

Udaipur

— 6 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gothwal Art and City Palace of Udaipur. Head to Forum Celebration Mall and KK Art Schoolfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, look for gifts at Henna by Madan, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Shilpgram.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Udaipur online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Udaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mumbai in May, you will find days in Udaipur are a bit warmer (47°C), and nights are about the same (31°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Shopping · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Jaipur

— 7 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.
Head to New Maharaja Gem Palace and Akee Internationalfor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Heritage Textiles and Royal Spices And Tea. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, look for gifts at Inde Rooh, and see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip planner.

Getting from Udaipur to Jaipur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 48°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Classes

Agra

— 6 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Get some cultural insight at Taj Mahal and Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marble Handicrafts Agra and Walking tours. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, look for gifts at Java Handicraft Export, and admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Agra day trip website.

Fly from Jaipur to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Agra sees daily highs of 46°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Khajuraho

— 3 nights
Most visitors come to Khajuraho to see the 1,000-year-old erotic rock carvings at a cluster of World Heritage-listed Hindu and Jain temples.
Head to Karan Jewellers and Khajuraho's Textile & Loomsfor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kandariya Mahadev Temple and Adinath Temple. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Lakshmana Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaman Temple, stop by Kuber, and take an in-depth tour of Khajuraho.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Khajuraho holiday builder website.

Fly from Agra to Khajuraho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Varanasi

— 2 nights

Spiritual Capital of India

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stop by The Bed Silk & Pashmina, don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banaras Ghats, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, and finally don't miss a visit to Sarnath. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Baba Black Sheep and then don't miss a visit to Assi Ghat.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Varanasi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Khajuraho to Varanasi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daily temperatures in Varanasi can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites