38 days in India Itinerary

38 days in India Itinerary

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38 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  4​h
1
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Jaipur
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Agra
— 4 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
4
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
6
Goa
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Kannur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Thrissur
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
11
Thekkady
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Pune


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1
night
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Pichola and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, then admire the striking features of City Palace of Udaipur, and then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Udaipur day trip tool .

Pune to Udaipur is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. December in Udaipur sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Parks Nature
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Bagore Ki Haveli Museum ©
Bagore Ki Haveli Museum
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

5
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.
Let the collections at City Palace of Jaipur and Jitesh Arts capture your imagination. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Elefriend will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, and see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jaipur trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

4
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Taj Mahal and Gurudwara Guru ka Tal. Get some historical perspective at Agra Fort and Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. Take a break from Agra with a short trip to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, and stroll the grounds of Roman Catholic Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Agra route builder tool .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

3
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Thiksey Monastery and Likir Gompa. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basgo gompa and Chokhang Vihara Temple. Next up on the itinerary: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Samstanling Monastery, and examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Leh online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa

3
nights
New Delhi

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Humayun's Tomb and India Gate. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Red Fort (Lal Quila) and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, and walk around Lodhi Garden.

Discover how to plan a New Delhi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Leh to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and 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 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

4
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of Bom Jesus and Chapora Fort. Take a break from the city and head to Baga Beach and Arambol Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Agonda Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Palolem Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Damodar Temple, and look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Goa itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from New Delhi to Goa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you will find days in Goa are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are much warmer (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

4
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thottada Beach and Azhikkal Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Chal Beach Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Kannur: Shri Gopalakrishna Temple (in Nileshwar), Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple (in Parassinikadavu) and Anandashram (in Kanhangad). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Payyambalam Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at KIzhunna Beach, and don't miss a visit to Thalassery Fort.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kannur trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Kannur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Azhikode, Shri Gopalakrishna Temple, Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, Anandashram, Thalassery Fort
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Anandashram ©
Anandashram
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach

4
nights
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vilwadrinatha Temple and Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple and Chowallurpady Siva Temple. Explore Thrissur's surroundings by going to Varikkasseri Mana (in Palakkad), St. Thomas Forane Church (in North Paravur) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Kalpetta). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Triprayar Sri Rama Temple.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Thrissur route maker .

You can drive from Kannur to Thrissur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Thrissur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, Varikkasseri Mana, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Vilwadrinatha Temple ©
Vilwadrinatha Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple ©
Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple

4
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Thattekad Bird Sanctuary and Njarackal Arattuvazhi Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Mararikulam Beach (in Mararikulam) and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Antony's Shrine, and contemplate the long history of Kadavum Bagam Synagogue.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) tour itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mararikulam, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

2
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 5th (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Adimalathura Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip planner.

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Adimalathura Beach ©
Adimalathura Beach

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and Mangala Devi Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Periyar Tiger Reserve and Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and explore the activities along Periyar Lake.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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