Here I’ve listed the best places to visit in India. First there is a summary if you are here only for a month. Then there are detailed places to visit in each city if you are travelling to selected places only.
Firstly, you could land in North india – Delhi – Enjoy the triangle of Delhi – Agra- Jaipur in 5 days – beautiful forts, palaces , Taj Mahal .
Then move to West – Go to Goa – enjoy the beaches . October is best time to visit Goa. Absolutely awesome weather, water sports or just chill on beach for 3-5 days.
Thereafter, move to south and you can enjoy Bangalore 1 day , Mysore 1 day
Going further South you could enjoy Kerala – Warkala beach – Munnar – scenic nature for another 5 days.
So in 1 month you could cover most interesting part of India.
Some noteworthy places in cities you visit:
Delhi : Red Fort, India Gate, Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, Rashtrapati Bhavan (President House), Akshardham Temple, Jama Masjid, Garden of Five Senses, Jantar Mantar, Humayun’s Tomb, Safdarjung Tomb and Raj Ghat.
Agra : Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri
Jaipur : Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort and Jaigarh Fort.
Pushkar : Pushkar Lake, Brahma Temple, Camel Safari and explore the Deserts of Rajasthan and enjoy Pushkar Fair.
Udaipur : City Palace, Lake Pichola, Fateh sagar Lake, Jag Mandir, Monsoon Palace, Jagdish Temple and Shiv Niwas Palace.
Mount Abu : Famous and only the one hill station of Rajasthan with nice lake and temples.
Ahmedabad : Sabarmati Ashram (Gandhi Ashram) and other tourist attractions.
Mumbai : Gateway Of India, Siddhivinayak Temple (Ganesha Temple) and Haji Ali mosque and hang around on the beach.
Goa : Explore each and every monuments and hang out in most of the beaches in north and south Goa and relax in sun or enjoy the monsoon. Of-course have lots of drinks and party till drop.
Hampi : Hampi ( a.k.a Humpi or Hampe ) is both a historic & religious place in India. This was the capital of the Hindu empire,Vijayanagara, who ruled the south India during 14th to 16th century AD. The ruins of Hampi, as it is known today, is a vast open museum of history, architecture and religion . Spread over an area more than 25 square kilometers (10 square miles), Hampi ruins is packed with giant temples, palaces, market streets, aquatic structures , fortifications and an abundance of other ancient monuments.
The giant boulder strewn hills and the river that bisects make a bizarre landscape for this ancient metropolis. Together with its historic and mythological residues this rural area makes a perfect tourist spot. Hampi is in the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.
Points to consider:
The north and the Himalayas get cold from November onward. So it might be a good idea to start from there and head south where it is much warmer.
I am not sure if it is a good idea to spend only two days at any place. There are places where you’ll want to be for a week or so. And you’re going to have to deal with locals who speak other languages, information in another language signage in other language. Sometimes, the only way to get to the Himalayas will be the bus or the taxis. And it’ll take you a day or two to get to some of these places. Two days is too little IMO.
You can’t see all of India in a week or two in any case. So you’ll have to know what you’re looking for so that any one can give you good advice.
Ishani Sawant (@adventureishani)
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