26 days in India Itinerary

26 days in India Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  7 h 30 min
5
Guwahati
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h
6
Leh
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Agra
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
9
Khajuraho
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
10
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
11
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
12
Aurangabad
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Mumbai

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Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Bangalore Palace, stroll around Cubbon Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramakrishna Math, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with UB City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, then admire the striking features of Bull Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bengaluru sightseeing tool.

Mumbai to Bengaluru is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mumbai in June: high temperatures in Bengaluru hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
UB City ©
UB City

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, then wander the streets of Jew Town, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kerala Folklore Museum. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Jawahar Park, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, look for gifts at Anchovy, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Jeevamatha Church.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Shanghumukham Beach, then head off the coast to Poovar Island, and then make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple ©
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): stop by Tropical Chocolate Factory and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady road trip planning site.

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Guwahati.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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Guwahati

Guwahati ©
A place to engage with the culture of the northeast, Guwahati represents the largest city in the region, and acts as a stepping stone for wider explorations.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple, take in the views from Saraighat Bridge, then explore the activities along Deepor Beel Birds Sanctuary, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamakhya Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Fancy Bazar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umananda Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Guwahati trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Guwahati in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife
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Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple ©
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill, then make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery, then see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and finally look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Leh day trip site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Guwahati to Leh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar, and then admire the natural beauty at Lodhi Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and then don't miss a visit to India Gate.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New Delhi vacation builder website.

Getting from Leh to New Delhi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. June in New Delhi sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Agra Fort. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Mehtab Bagh and then take a memorable excursion with Day Trips.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Agra tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Agra are 46°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Rail Tours

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Khajuraho

Khajuraho ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): look for gifts at Kuber, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chitragupta Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Devi Jagdamba Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Kandariya Mahadev Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: revel in the low prices at Khajuraho's Textile & Looms, admire the striking features of Parshwanath Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Varaha Temple, then admire the striking features of Lakshmana Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Pratapeswar Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Khajuraho tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Khajuraho takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Historic Sites Shopping
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Devi Jagdamba Temple ©
Devi Jagdamba Temple
Kandariya Mahadev Temple ©
Kandariya Mahadev Temple
Lakshmana Temple ©
Lakshmana Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): make a trip to Ganga Aarti, then explore the activities along Ganges River, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Mulagandha Kuti Vihar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarnath, explore the engaging exhibits at Ganga Darpan Interpretation Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, then look for gifts at Baba the School of Music, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ruchika Art Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Varanasi travel route planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Khajuraho to Varanasi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Varanasi sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 33°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours Nature Parks
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Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Ruchika Art Gallery ©
Ruchika Art Gallery

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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 29th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Hutatma Chowk, appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency India - Mumbai. On the next day, make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, then take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, and finally look for gifts at Kulture Shop.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mumbai road trip planning site.

You can fly from Varanasi to Mumbai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Varanasi in June, expect nights in Mumbai to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

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Aurangabad

Aurangabad ©
A place of history, culture, and spiritualism, Aurangabad appeals to a growing number of pilgrims and tourists looking to get more out of their vacation in India.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, then delve into the distant past at Ellora Caves, and then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the history at Ramakrishna Mission Aurangabad, then admire the landmark architecture of Bibi Ka Maqbara, then explore the fascinating underground world of Aurangabad Caves, and finally explore the activities along Panchakki (Water Mill).

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Aurangabad tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Aurangabad takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in June, Aurangabad is slightly colder at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Daulatabad Fort
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Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Daulatabad Fort ©
Daulatabad Fort
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple ©
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple