53 days in Pakistan & India Itinerary

53 days in Pakistan & India Itinerary

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Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Lahore
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Lahore, Pakistan
— 6 nights
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Manali, India
— 5 nights
Fly
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New Delhi, India
— 5 nights
Fly
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Varanasi, India
— 2 nights
Fly
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Khajuraho, India
— 2 nights
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Agra, India
— 5 nights
Fly
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Jaipur, India
— 6 nights
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Jaisalmer, India
— 2 nights
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Jodhpur, India
— 1 night
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Udaipur, India
— 2 nights
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Mumbai, India
— 3 nights
Fly to Kochi, Taxi to Thekkady
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Thekkady, India
— 3 nights
Drive
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Munnar, India
— 3 nights
Taxi to Kochi, Fly to Leh
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Leh, India
— 7 nights
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Lahore, Pakistan

— 6 nights
Seen by many to be the most forward-thinking, culturally important, and artistic of the country's metropolises, Lahore has plenty of charms, plenty of history, and plenty of people.
Lahore is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Shalimar Bagh (Shalimar Gardens), don't miss a visit to Shahi Guzargah, step into the grandiose world of Lahore Fort, and contemplate the long history of Shahi Hammam.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lahore trip app.

Birmingham, UK to Lahore is an approximately 13-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pakistan Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Birmingham in September, with highs in Lahore at 40°C and lows at 29°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Lahore

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 1:

Manali, India

— 5 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, explore the activities along Beas River, and hit the slopes at Solang Nullah.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Manali travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Lahore to Manali with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time to India Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:

New Delhi, India

— 5 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.
Spend the 11th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort, and admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi trip planner.

Fly from Manali to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In October, daytime highs in New Delhi are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Varanasi.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:

Varanasi, India

— 2 nights

Spiritual Capital of India

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 12th (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River. Keep things going the next day: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Ashul Sharma and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarnath.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Varanasi day trip site.

Getting from New Delhi to Varanasi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October in Varanasi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

Khajuraho, India

— 2 nights
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 14th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Devi Jagdamba Temple and then admire the striking features of Kandariya Mahadev Temple. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Khajuraho and then admire the striking features of Lakshmana Temple.

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Fly from Varanasi to Khajuraho in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Agra.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

Agra, India

— 5 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Agra trip planner.

You can fly from Khajuraho to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Agra are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:

Jaipur, India

— 6 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 24th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 25th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the striking features of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors).

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Agra to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 26:

Jaisalmer, India

— 2 nights

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 (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On your second day here, look for gifts at Shayama Cashmere Store, contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jaisalmer trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Jaipur to Jaisalmer in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:

Jodhpur, India

— 1 night

Sun City

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.
On the 29th (Sat), examine the collection at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then stop by Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur trip planning app.

You can drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:

Udaipur, India

— 2 nights

Venice of the East

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, then explore the activities along Lake Pichola, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art and then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Udaipur trip planner.

Drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Udaipur, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to fly to Mumbai.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:

Mumbai, India

— 3 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, enjoy the sand and surf at Chowpatty Beach, take a stroll through Dharavi, and cruise along Marine Drive.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mumbai itinerary builder website.

Getting from Udaipur to Mumbai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Mumbai when traveling from Udaipur in October, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:

Thekkady, India

— 3 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for parks, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Periyar Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and stroll around Thekkady Rose Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady itinerary builder website.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Mumbai to Thekkady in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:

Munnar, India

— 3 nights

Southern Spice

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.
On the 7th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): get great views at Munnar Hill Station and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Munnar trip planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:

Leh, India

— 7 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.
Go for a jaunt from Leh to Hemis to see Hemis Monastery about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Leh tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Leh takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. You will leave for home on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 16:

Pakistan travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Shopping Malls · Specialty Museums
Occupying territory inhabited since prehistoric times, Pakistan saw more than its share of ancient invaders, from the Bronze Age civilizations that thrived in the Indus Valley to the armies of Alexander of Macedonia. Each culture left a deep mark on the country's cultural heritage, shaping its religious traditions, art, and cuisine. Because of continued political instability in the region, few casual travelers consider a trip to Pakistan for pleasure, yet the intrepid explorers who do will discover a land blessed with numerous natural and cultural treasures. While thriving cities lie in the country's south, the remote and rarely visited north remains a wild frontier of soaring mountain ranges, which include K2, the world's second-highest mountain.

India travel guide

4.6
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.