37 days in India & Dubai Itinerary

37 days in India & Dubai Itinerary

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37 days in India & Dubai Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Agra, India
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Jaipur, India
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Pushkar, India
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Jodhpur, India
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
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Udaipur, India
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
7
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Goa, India
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
10
Alappuzha, India
— 1 night
Bus:  3​h
11
Munnar, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
12
Kodaikanal, India
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
13
Madurai, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
14
Velankanni, India
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
15
Chennai, India
— 12 nights
End: Chennai, India

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New Delhi, India

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), Red Fort (Lal Quila), and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Humayun's Tomb and India Gate. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, hunt for treasures at Chandni Chowk, and admire the natural beauty at Akshardham.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi journey planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. In January in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites
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India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort ©
Red Fort
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jama Masjid. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Masjid, and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): admire the striking features of Tomb of Akbar the Great.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from New Delhi to Agra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. January in Agra sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jama Masjid ©
Jama Masjid

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Jaipur, India

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.
Bapu Bazar has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stop by Bapu Bazar, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, and then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur day trip planner .

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Agra in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jaipur: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pushkar.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Bapu Bazar ©
Bapu Bazar

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Pushkar, India

Pushkar ©
Immerse yourself in Hindu holy sites in one of the oldest cities in India, Pushkar--where even the camels wear jewels.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pap Mochani Temple. On the 15th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pap Mochani Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dargah Shariff. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brahma Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Savitri Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pushkar trip planner .

Drive from Jaipur to Pushkar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Pushkar

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Dargah Shariff
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Dargah Shariff ©
Dargah Shariff
Safaris
Pap Mochani Temple
Pap Mochani Temple

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Jodhpur, India

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 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort and then see the interesting displays at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Jaswant Thada and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Pushkar to Jodhpur in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Jodhpur can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Zipline
Jaswant Thada ©
Jaswant Thada

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Udaipur, India

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like City Palace of Udaipur and Bagore Ki Haveli Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Lake Pichola and Safaris. There's more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities and take in the waterfront at Gangaur Ghat.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Udaipur trip website .

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Udaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Parks Nature
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Bagore Ki Haveli Museum ©
Bagore Ki Haveli Museum

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Emirates Palace. For shopping fun, head to The Dubai Mall or Dubai Gold Souk. Bur Dubai Grand Mosque and Jumeirah Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Dubai's surroundings by going to Abu Dhabi (Heritage Village & Ferrari World Abu Dhabi). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, admire the landmark architecture of Burj Khalifa, kick back and relax at Umm Suqeim Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dubai day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Dubai takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Gulf Standard Time (GST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Udaipur in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dubai, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks

Side Trip

Abu Dhabi
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The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Safaris
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

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nights
Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Goa as well as Palolem Beach. Get in touch with nature at Agonda Beach and Benaulim Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Baga Beach and Cavelossim Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Goa route planner .

You can fly from Dubai to Goa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dubai in January; daily highs in Goa reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Goa

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

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Kochi (Cochin), India

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 30th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and then take a stroll through Jew Town. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Kochi (Cochin) in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. While traveling from Goa, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kochi (Cochin), ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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Alappuzha, India

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 25th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha travel route planning tool .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

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Munnar, India

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tea Museum and Mistletoe art Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and Chinnakanel Water Falls. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra.

Before you visit Munnar, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a bus from Alappuzha to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Spas
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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Kodaikanal, India

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurinji Andavar Temple and then take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal day trip planning website .

Drive from Munnar to Kodaikanal in 5 hours. When traveling from Munnar in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Kodaikanal, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Kurinji Andavar Temple ©
Kurinji Andavar Temple
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest

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Madurai, India

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Pazhamudhir Solai has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai, then examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and finally look for gifts at Prema Vilas.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Madurai trip planner .

Getting from Kodaikanal to Madurai by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daytime highs in Madurai are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Velankanni.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

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Velankanni, India

Velankanni ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Velankanni Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of our Lady of Velankanni.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Velankanni trip builder site .

Drive from Madurai to Velankanni in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Velankanni

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sri Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple
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Church of our Lady of Velankanni ©
Velankanni Beach ©
Velankanni Beach

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Chennai, India

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vadapalani Murugan Temple as well as Sathyam Cinemas. Take a break from the city and head to Marina Beach and Besant Nagar Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Shore Temple and Monuments at Mahabalipuram. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, don't miss a visit to T Nagar, Ranganathan Street, shop like a local with Phoenix Marketcity, and browse the different shops at Express Avenue Mall.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chennai road trip planning tool .

Getting from Velankanni to Chennai by car takes about 7 hours. February in Chennai sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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