35 days in India Itinerary

35 days in India Itinerary

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Start: Adelaide
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Leh
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  8 h 15 min
2
Shirdi
— 1 day
Drive:  6 h 45 min
3
Ujjain
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Udaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
6
Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  7 h 15 min
7
Darjeeling
— 1 night
+3
Taxi + Fly + Foot + Train:  8 h 15 min
8
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Tirupati
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
10
Hampi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
11
Mangalore
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
12
Goa
— 7 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Adelaide

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hemis Monastery and Alchi Monastary. Alchi Choskor Monastery and Likir Gompa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Leh, make a side trip to see Kloster Hemis in Hemis, approximately Hemis away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanti Stupa, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and cruise along Khardung La.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Leh online holiday maker.

Adelaide, Australia to Leh is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Leh is minus 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Shirdi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hemis, Alchi Monastary, Khardung La
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Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

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day
Shirdi

Shirdi ©
The small town of Shirdi remains a popular pilgrimage destination, best known as the place where Sai Baba, a 19th-century spiritual guru, lived his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of V.P Iyer's Samadhi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Baba's Chavadi.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Shirdi trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Leh to Shirdi in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ujjain.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites
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Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple

2
nights
Ujjain

Ujjain ©
The capital of one of the region's ancient kingdoms, Ujjain lost some of its political and cultural importance during the years of the Raj.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): gain insight at Sandipani Ashram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kal Bhairav Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangalnath Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Harsiddhi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Bhartrihari Caves.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ujjain trip planning app.

You can drive from Shirdi to Ujjain in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October in Ujjain, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Ujjain

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mangalnath Temple
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Kal Bhairav Temple ©
Kal Bhairav Temple
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga ©
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga
Harsiddhi Temple ©
Harsiddhi Temple

3
nights
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Let the collections at Maharana Pratap Museum and Bougain Villea capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Shahastrabahu Temple and Ekling Ji Temple are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Udaipur: Nathdwara (Shree Kharch Bhandar & Rakht-Talai (Haldighati)). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, admire the landmark architecture of Jagmandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Srinathji Temple, and buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Celebration Mall.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Udaipur trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ujjain to Udaipur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Nathdwara, Shahastrabahu Temple
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Shahastrabahu Temple ©
Shahastrabahu Temple
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
Rakht-Talai (Haldighati) ©
Rakht-Talai (Haldighati)

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the striking features of Khole Ke Hanuman JI Temple, Jaipur, look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend, then steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, then brush up on your military savvy at Nahargarh Fort, and finally examine the collection at Jaipur Wax Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, look for gifts at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moti Dungari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Govind Dev Ji Temple, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jaipur travel planner.

Fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Elefriend ©
Elefriend
Govind Dev Ji Temple ©
Govind Dev Ji Temple
Moti Dungari Temple ©
Moti Dungari Temple

3
nights
Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Explore hidden gems such as Jain Temples and Off-Road Tours. Get some historical perspective at Tanot Mata Temple and Tilon Ki Pol. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Jaisalmer War Museum, steep yourself in history at Maharaja's Palace, make a trip to Jaisalmer Sunset Point, and take in the exciting artwork at Sonee Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaisalmer trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Jaipur to Jaisalmer takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples
Jaisalmer War Museum ©
Jaisalmer War Museum
Maharaja's Palace ©
Maharaja's Palace

1
night
Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Chowrasta, examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Ava Art Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Barbotey Rock Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghoom Monastery.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Darjeeling trip builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to Darjeeling in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Chowrasta ©
Chowrasta

1
night
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and then admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Veeran Temple, admire the striking features of Raya Gopura, then examine the collection at DakshinaChitra Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and finally see the interesting displays at India Seashell Museum.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mahabalipuram planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Darjeeling to Mahabalipuram takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Darjeeling in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Mahabalipuram. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Tirupati.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Madurai Veeran Temple, DakshinaChitra Museum
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India Seashell Museum ©
India Seashell Museum
DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum
Madurai Veeran Temple ©
Madurai Veeran Temple

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nights
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Govindarajaswami Temple. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Shilparamam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akasaganga Teertham, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapila Theertham , and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varahaswami Temple.

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

Traveling by car from Mahabalipuram to Tirupati takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites Museums
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ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir ©
ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple

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nights
Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Step off the beaten path and head to Group of Monuments at Hampi and Hazara Rama Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vitthala Temple and Elephant Stables. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple, make a trip to Stepped Tank, admire the striking features of Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hampi online journey maker.

Fly from Tirupati to Hampi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mangalore.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Monkey Temple ©
Monkey Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple

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nights
Mangalore

Mangalore ©
A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
Get some cultural insight at Sri Krishna Temple and Kudroli Gokarnath Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple and Kadri Manjunath Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mangalore: Udupi (Kapu Beach & Anegudde Ganapathi Temple). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aloysius Chapel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tannirbhavi Beach, examine the collection at Mahatma Gandhi Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangaladevi Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mangalore travel site.

Fly from Hampi to Mangalore in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. In October, daytime highs in Mangalore are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Goa.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Udupi
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Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple ©
Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple
Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
Anegudde Ganapathi Temple ©
Anegudde Ganapathi Temple

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Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Naval Aviation Museum and Ashvek Vintage World. Popular historic sites such as Chapora Fort and Fort Aguada are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Goa, enjoy the sand and surf at Sinquerim Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangeshi Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Goa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mangalore to Goa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Naval Aviation Museum ©
Naval Aviation Museum
Chapora Fort ©
Chapora Fort
Shanta Durga Temple ©
Shanta Durga Temple

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