42 days in India Itinerary

42 days in India Itinerary

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Srinagar
— 1 night
2
Leh
— 6 nights
3
Manali
— 4 nights
4
New Delhi
— 4 nights
5
Udaipur
— 2 nights
6
Thekkady
— 3 nights
7
Munnar
— 2 nights
8
Mumbai
— 3 nights
9
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
10
Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
11
Jaipur
— 5 nights
12
Agra
— 4 nights
13
Varanasi
— 2 nights

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Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stop by Akee Crafts and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durga Nag Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Dal Lake and then don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Srinagar itinerary planner.

Lucknow to Srinagar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In July, Srinagar is slightly colder than Lucknow - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Srinagar

Nature · Parks · Shopping
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill

6
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.
Take a break from Leh with a short trip to Alchi Monastary in Alchi, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Leh online trip maker.

You can fly from Srinagar to Leh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Alchi Monastary, Nubra Valley
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Nubra Valley ©
Nubra Valley
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, admire the sheer force of Rahala Falls, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Manali road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Leh to Manali takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Spiti Valley
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Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

4
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.
Spend the 30th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, and contemplate the long history of Red Fort.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi day trip planning website.

Fly from Manali to New Delhi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
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Food Tours
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

2
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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 1st (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Om Arts and Crafts, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, and finally explore the activities along Lake Pichola. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple and then explore the galleries of Art World.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Udaipur route planner.

Fly from New Delhi to Udaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in July, you will find days in Udaipur are little chillier (37°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums · Shopping · Nature
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art

3
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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and explore the activities along Periyar Lake.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Thekkady online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Udaipur to Thekkady takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve

2
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Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Keezharkuthu Falls, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and then take in the awesome beauty at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Munnar trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

3
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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
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: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, stop by Nariman Point, take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and head outdoors with Marine Drive.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mumbai journey maker app.

You can fly from Munnar to Mumbai in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Mumbai, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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Jodhpur

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 11th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then look for gifts at Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Jodhpur trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Mumbai to Jodhpur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mumbai in August: highs in Jodhpur hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Museums · Shopping · Adventure
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Zipline
Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School ©
Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School

3
nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Spend the 13th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, stop by Desert Art Gallery, browse the exhibits of Maasa Miniature Art, and steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jaisalmer trip builder.

You can take a train from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer in 8 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
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Safaris
Off-Road Tours
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort

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.
Spend the 18th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur travel route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Jaisalmer to Jaipur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Jaipur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:
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Amber Palace
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Spend the 23rd (Sun) on the rails with a train tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, contemplate the long history of Saha Burj, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife SoS Bear Sanctuary.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Agra online day trip planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. August in Agra sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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Varanasi

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.
On the 25th (Tue), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, view the masterpieces at Ruchika Art Gallery, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): stop by Silk Veg Boutique, admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, then explore the activities along Ganges River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banaras Ghats.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Varanasi vacation planner.

Getting from Agra to Varanasi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Shopping · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:
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Walking tours
Ruchika Art Gallery ©
Ruchika Art Gallery
Ganges River
Ganges River

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