How to Travel India in 50 Days?

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During my Jaisalmer trip I had a different experience after meeting several international tourists from different parts of the world. Few were touring India for over three months and few for some weeks. So I was bit curious with those travellers who were travelling for over 3 months. Some were about to leave India and some planned to stay back till Holi.

I asked one of them about the places they have visited. ‘I don’t think I can see much of India in coming one month. There are so many places to visit in India. So far… I have been to Goa, Kerala, Hampi in Karnataka, parts of Madhya Pradesh and now touring Rajasthan. After that I will be travelling to Agra and then Rishikesh’. I was wondering that what she was going to do in Agra and Rishikesh for one month. I guessed that alike rest of the international travellers, Kelly, a pretty young traveller from Australia, is also planning for yoga and meditation holidays in Rishikesh. But she was regretting as she was lacking time to explore the Indian Himalayan region and Indian wildlife.
How to Travel India in 50 Days?
Things apart, there are travellers having different set of mind. Many plan their trip to India before arriving and only few chalk it out after they land. The former either go for the popular Golden Triangle Tour along with a tiger safari in Ranthambore National Park (especially those who plan to visit India for a week or two) OR further they add to their itinerary Goa, Ajanta and Ellora in Maharashtra, Hampi and Badami in Karnataka and Munnar, Alleppey and Varkala in Kerala. The latter usually embark upon a hotchpotch situation and miss out most of India.

How will I make my trip to India in 50 days?

In this article I have tried to design an itinerary that might help the international travellers to travel most of India in a short span. Although 50 days in India is not a short span but comparing 90 to 180 days… it is. As a traveller if you travel according to this itinerary, then you are going get a chance to explore from the indigenous culture tucked in the Indian Himalaya and parts of North East India to vast diorama of Indian history and stretch of white sandy beaches. Visit the backwaters of Kerala, experience the tribal culture, wheel into the wilderness of Ranthambore and Gir, go deep into the dark caves of Meghalaya and contemplate the ritual hues at Varanasi… Best of India in 50 Days is for all the international travellers.

Note: - Please check out detailed itinerary here.

Best Time to take this trip: Mid September – October

Here is the brief itinerary on Best of India in 50 days that cover whole of India

Day 1: Arrive New Delhi

Day 2: New Delhi sightseeing and drive to Dharmshala

Day 3:  Arrive Dharamshala and sight seeing

Day 4: Early morning drive to Amritsar and visit Jalianwala Bagh

Day 5: Morning visit Golden Temple and Drive to Srinagar

Day 6: Srinagar

Day 7: Drive to Leh via Kargil

Day 8: Leh (visit monasteries)

Day 9: Leh (drive to Pangong Lake)

Day 10: Flight to New Delhi and drive to Ranthambore afternoon safari and thereafter to Jaipur

Day 11: Jaipur (sightseeing)

Day 12: Jaipur to Jaisalmer overnight train

Day 13: Jaisalmer(sightseeing)

Day 14: Early morning SAM Dunes and drive to Udaipur

Day 15: Udaipur (sightseeing)

Day 16: Early morning drive to Kutch (overnight camp)

Day 17: Kutch (stay)

Day 18: Kutch to Junagadh

Day 19: Gir National Park morning safari and then drive to Rajkot to board the train for Mumbai

Day 20: Mumbai Arrival (Rest Day)

Day 21: Mumbai to Ajanta – ellora and stay at Aurangabad

Day 22: Aurangabad to Goa flight

Day 23: Goa

Day 24: Goa

Day 25: Goa to Munnar Drive

Day 26: Munnar (sightseeing)

Day 27: Munnar to Alleppey (Drive)

Day 28: Alleppey (backwater tour)

Day 29: Alleppey to Mahabalipuram Drive

Day 30: Mahabalipuram to Tirupati (stay)

Day 31: Tirupati to Bangalore Drive

Day 32: Bangalore (Rest day)

Day 33: Bangalore to Hampi via Hospet (stay)

Day 34: Hospet to Badami and drive to Bangalore

Day 35: Bangalore to Bhubaneshwar flight and thereafter drive to Puri

Day 36: Puri – Konark – Puri

Day 37: Puri – Bhubaneshwar – Board the train for Kolkata

Day 38: Kolkata (stay)

Day 39: Kolkata to Shillong flight

Day 40: Shillong (sightseeing)

Day 41: Shillong to Gangtok (Drive 12 hours)

Day 42: Gangtok (local sightseeing)

Day 43: Gangtok (drive to Nathu La and Changu Lake)

Day 44: Gangtok to NJP and board the train for Varanasi

Day 45: Varanasi (sightseeing)

Day 46: Varanasi to Khajuraho (Drive) and sightseeing

Day 47: Khajuraho sightseeing and thereafter drive to Agra

Day 48: Agra (sightseeing)

Day 49: Agra to New Delhi Drive

Day 50: New Delhi (Departure – Evening)

Route Map

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Brought up from the cultural capital of India, Kolkata, Swairik Das is a passionate traveller who seeks to travel and explore the length and breadth of the country. He is also a dedicated travel writer, blogger and photographer who by heart is also an adventure freak. His focus is mostly into exploring and writing on trekking, jungle safaris and several adventure activities; religion, festival, heritage, people and cuisine.

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