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My 4 Month India Itinerary Travelling North & South India!

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I have just finished travelling in India for 4 months. I spent 2 months in North India and 2 months in South India visiting 27 places! I saw Majestic Forts, Grand Palaces, Temples of all Religions, big Busy Cities, small Villages, Mountains, Beaches, Tea Plantations, and of course the Wonder of the World that is the Taj Mahal!

4 months in India is a long time, yes, but India changes so much everywhere you go that often it felt like I was in different countries so I never got bored, and I still didn’t go everywhere I wanted to visit in India in this 4 months! 

If you have time to spend 4 months in India yourself, I really recommend it! Here is my 4 Month India Itinerary so you can see where you can really visit with 4 months in India!

The route I did in the North and South worked really well for me, it flowed well and I didn’t have to go back on myself. The itinerary below is very basic but you can find out more details of where I stayed and what I did in each place in my India Blog Posts here.

I have added a map at the bottom of this 4 month India itinerary as I know from my experience planning a trip to India is hard because you hear of all the different names of Cities and Towns but it’s hard to know where all of the places are in order to plan your route around India.

4 Month India Itinerary

4 month India itinerary
Keep Reading for my complete 4 month India itinerary!

Mumbai – 6 Nights

Overnight Train from Mumbai to Udaipur

Udaipur – 3 Nights

Kumbhalgarh – 2 Nights

Jodhpur Village Homestay – 3 Nights

Jodhpur – 3 Nights

Pushkar – 7 Nights

Jaipur – 5 Nights

Delhi – 4 Nights

Amritsar – 2 Nights

Dharamshala – 8 Nights

Overnight Bus to Rishikesh

Rishikesh – 7 Nights

Delhi – 1 Night

Agra – 3 Nights

Overnight Train to  Varanasi

Varanasi – 3 Nights

Flight from Varanasi to Goa

Goa (Arambol Beach) – 5 Nights

Goa (Candolim Beach) – 2 Nights

Goa (Palolem Beach) – 3 Nights

Goa (Palolem Yoga Retreat) – 7 Nights

Overnight Train to Alleppey

Alleppey – 3 Nights

Varkala – 4 Nights

Kochi – 3 Nights

Munnar – 3 Nights

Thekkady – 2 Nights

Madurai – 3 Nights

Pondicherry – 4 Nights

Mahabalipurm – 2 Nights

Chennai – 3 Nights

Mysore – 3 Nights

Bangalore – 3 Nights

India Travel Planning Essentials!

Trains in India

To book your trains in India I recommend you use 12GO Asia as they search all the trains on the local Indian train system. Joining the local system is a bit of a pain so for 2 weeks it’s easier to use a 3rd party site like this.

Accommodation in India is my go-to to book accommodation in India including hostels, mid-range and heritage hotels in India because it really has it all and offers flexible options!

Travel Insurance for India

Remember to get travel insurance for your trip to India. I use World Nomads, I know it’s easy to forget about these details so get a quote from them now whilst it’s on your mind!

Visa for India

Remember you need a visa for India and you need to apply for it before going! THIS IS THE OFFICIAL website to apply for your visa to India AND THIS IS MY GUIDE ON HOW TO APPLY FOR THE VISA

If you need any extra help, I offer a travel planning service, we can speak over the phone, email or WhatsApp for 30 minutes initially where I can help you plan your trip to India and give you my best tips and advice! Read more about my travel planning and advice service here!



Sunday 27th of January 2019

I've followed your trip to India and it has looked incredible! I'm desperate to visit so will be bookmarking this for later!

xoxo Jess