20 days in India Itinerary

20 days in India Itinerary

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20 days in India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + taxi:  3​h
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kalka
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Rishikesh
— 1 night
train:  6​h
4
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Shivpuri
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
10
Goa
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Get in touch with nature at Kufri Fun World and Himalayan Nature Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Viceregal Lodge and Jakhoo Hill. Go for a jaunt from Shimla to Naldehra to see Naldehra Golf Course about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, admire the verdant scenery at The Glen, and walk around Annandale Ground.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Shimla vacation planner .

London, UK to Shimla is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to India Standard Time is 5 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from London in December: highs in Shimla hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Kalka.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trips

Naldehra Golf Course, Himalayan Nature Park
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Jakhoo Hill ©
Jakhoo Hill
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

1
night
Kalka

Kalka ©
Kalka is a town in the Panchkula district of Haryana, India. On the 18th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Mata Temple.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Kalka road trip app .

Getting from Shimla to Kalka by car takes about 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kalka are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Kalka

Historic Sites
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Kali Mata Temple ©
Kali Mata Temple

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then admire the sheer force of Patna Waterfalls, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Vashishta Gufa.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh planner .

Getting from Kalka to Rishikesh by car takes about 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Adventure Parks Tours

Side Trip

Triveni Ghat Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Temple
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River Rafting & Tubing
Vashishta Gufa ©
Vashishta Gufa
Patna Waterfalls ©
Patna Waterfalls

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Raj Ghat. Step out of New Delhi to go to Noida and see KidZania Delhi NCR, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, admire the striking features of Qutub Minar, and make a trip to Humayun's Tomb.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi tour builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Rishikesh to New Delhi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in New Delhi sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

KidZania Delhi NCR
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Climbing Tours
Room Escape Games
KidZania Delhi NCR ©
KidZania Delhi NCR

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 23rd (Wed), take a peaceful walk through National Chambal Sanctuary NCS and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Agra trip maker tool .

Getting from New Delhi to Agra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Shivpuri.

Things to do in Agra

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

1
night
Shivpuri

Shivpuri ©
Shivpuri is a city and a municipality in Shivpuri district located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. On the 24th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Karera Bird Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Shivpuri trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Agra to Shivpuri takes 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Shivpuri

Parks Wildlife
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Karera Bird Sanctuary ©
Karera Bird Sanctuary

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Amer Jeep Safari, then look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Make Bike Trip. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shivpuri to Jaipur takes 7.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Amer jeep Safari ©
Amer jeep Safari
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Safaris

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well), then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jodhpur holiday planner .

You can fly from Jaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kanheri Caves and KidZania Mumbai. Get in touch with nature at Kharghar Hills and Speed Boats Tours. When in Mumbai, make a side trip to see Nerul Balaji Temple in Navi Mumbai, approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get in on the family fun at Snow World Mumbai, laugh and play at Red Carpet Wax Museum, and take a memorable drive along Marine Drive.

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Traveling by flight from Jodhpur to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Jodhpur in December; daily highs in Mumbai reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Goa.

Things to do in Mumbai

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Navi Mumbai
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KidZania Mumbai ©
KidZania Mumbai
Kharghar Hills ©
Kharghar Hills
Nerul Balaji Temple ©
Nerul Balaji Temple

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Escape the urban bustle at Majorda Beach and Agonda Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mobor Beach and Arossim Beach. There's still lots to do: stroll through Cansaulim Beach, identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda, and enjoy the sand and surf at Palolem Beach.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Goa online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mumbai to Goa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: highs in Goa hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Majorda Beach ©
Majorda Beach
Mobor Beach ©
Mobor Beach
Arossim Beach ©
Arossim Beach

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