20 days in India Itinerary

20 days in India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India route planner

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Jaisalmer
— 1 night
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Jaipur
— 3 nights
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Agra
— 1 night
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New Delhi
— 2 nights
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Leh
— 4 nights
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Manali
— 2 nights
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Kovalam
— 3 nights
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Goa
— 3 nights
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Jaisalmer

— 1 night

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jaisalmer itinerary builder website.

Mumbai to Jaisalmer is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

Jaipur

— 3 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.
Spend the 29th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Amber Palace, explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Jaipur using our trip planner.

Fly from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Jaipur sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:

Agra

— 1 night

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Agra attractions planning app.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Agra, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

New Delhi

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Red Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Nilaya Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, contemplate the long history of India Gate, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in New Delhi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Leh

— 4 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Magnetic Hill will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, and see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Leh trip itinerary tool.

Fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:

Manali

— 2 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the activities along Beas River, discover the deep blue sea with Riding Solo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Manali trip tool.

Traveling by car from Leh to Manali takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Manali

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

Kovalam

— 3 nights
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
You'll get in some beach time at Kovalam Beach and Hawa Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Lighthouse Beach and Adimalathura Beach. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and kick back and relax at Chowara Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Kovalam trip planner.

Fly from Manali to Kovalam in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:

Goa

— 3 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
You'll get in some beach time at Baga Beach and Palolem Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Agonda Beach and Morjim Beach. There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Himalayan Therapeutic Studio and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Damodar Temple.

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

Fly from Kovalam to Goa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October in Goa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.