40 days in India Itinerary

40 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mumbai
— 3 nights
2
Goa
— 3 nights
3
Bengaluru
— 1 night
4
Thekkady
— 4 nights
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
6
Chennai
— 1 night
7
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
8
Varanasi
— 1 night
9
Agra
— 4 nights
10
Jaipur
— 4 nights
11
New Delhi
— 4 nights
12
Manali
— 4 nights
13
Mararikulam
— 2 nights

3
nights
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, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, find something for the whole family at Red Carpet Wax Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mumbai trip simple and quick.

London, UK to Mumbai is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to India Standard Time is 5.5 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in June, with highs in Mumbai at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Baga Beach, delve into the distant past at Chapora Fort, get your game on at Milsim Goa Paintball, and stroll through Palolem Beach.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Goa trip planning website.

You can fly from Mumbai to Goa in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Mumbai in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Goa: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:
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Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get curious at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Omkareshwarar Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru trip planning app.

Getting from Goa to Bengaluru by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Goa in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bengaluru, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

4
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Periyar National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and delve into the lush surroundings at Gavi Forest.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip planner.

Fly from Bengaluru to Thekkady in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Vagamon
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

4
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach), Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls (in Kollam) and Varkala Town (Varkala Beach & Kappil Beach). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple, step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, and get in on the family fun at Magic Planet Theme Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip website.

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town, Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get your game on at Ethnic Experiences, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, and then get your game on at Kartwheel.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chennai attractions planner.

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Chennai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in July: highs in Chennai hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Chennai

Fun & Games Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

1
night
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, and then stop by Kumartuli.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) road trip planning site.

You can fly from Chennai to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chennai in July: highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Kumartuli ©
Kumartuli

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, thenexplore the activities along Ganges River, and then admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Varanasi online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Varanasi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Varanasi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours Nature Parks
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple ©
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

4
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
When in Agra, make a side trip to see Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, approximately Bharatpur away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, make a short side trip with Day Trips, and steep yourself in history at Saha Burj.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Agra trip planner.

Getting from Varanasi to Agra by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

4
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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Amer Jeep Safari, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, see the interesting displays at Museum of Gem and Jewellery Federation, and see Make Bike Trip.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jaipur tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Agra to Jaipur in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. July in Jaipur sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Parks
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Amer Jeep Safari ©
Amer Jeep Safari
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Amber Palace
Amber Palace

4
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Jaipur to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in New Delhi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Manali tour planner.

You can fly from New Delhi to Manali in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Explore Mararikulam's surroundings by going to Kottayam (Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple & Vaikom Mahadeva Temple) and Kumarakom (Kumarakom Beach & Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Marari Beach, explore the activities along Vembanad Lake, and stroll through Mararikulam Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mararikulam trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manali to Mararikulam. In August, daily temperatures in Mararikulam can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kottayam, Kumarakom, Vembanad Lake
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Vembanad Lake ©
Vembanad Lake

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