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
Best time to visit India
Before we get into this India travel blog, it’s worth thinking about the best time to visit India as the country get’s very hot and wet in the middle of the year. November to March are the best times to visit both North & South India.
South India will be warmer than North India in the winter months of December and January, Delhi and further North actually get cold in these months but are still enjoyable to visit with the right clothing.
Outside these months, you can still visit but you’ll find that the heat and humidity will be much higher, especially as you go further South.
SIM CARD FOR INDIA
I really recommend having a sim card in India as it makes travel in India so much easier! You may have heard that it’s hard to get a sim card in India but you can get a sim card in Delhi Airport, read this post to see how to buy a sim card in Delhi Airport or if you fly in elsewhere 3 ways to buy a sim card in India and you’ll be connected in just a few hours!
WHAT TO WEAR IN INDIA
If you are a woman, here’s what I recommend you pack and wear in India. Technically you can wear what you like in India in most places but to get fewer stares and feel more comfortable, read my post!
DON’T GET SCAMMED IN DELHI
Mumbai – 6 Nights
Overnight Train from Mumbai to Udaipur
Udaipur – 3 Nights
Kumbhalgarh – 2 Nights
Jodhpur Village Homestay – 3 Nights
- More of my must-read India posts to help plan your trip!
- 24 places in India Perfect for Your First Trip!
- Step by Step Guide to Planning a Trip to India!
- How to Get a Sim Card in India!
- How To Book Trains in India as a Tourist Online!
- All My India City Guides and Tips
Jodhpur – 3 Nights
Pushkar – 7 Nights
Jaipur – 5 Nights
Delhi – 4 Nights
Amritsar – 2 Nights
BOOKING TRAINS IN INDIA
India is best travelled by train because its the quickest, cheapest and best way of getting to know the country. For an EASY option of booking trains in India use 12GO to search and book trains really easily. If you’ll be in India for awhile, you can use the local booking system, it’s a bit tricker but possible, here’s my post on how to book trains in India as a tourist.
BEST ACCOMMODATION IN INDIA
I always use Booking.com to book my hotels in India and Hostelworld to book my hostels. India has a great range of accommodation with brilliant hostel chains like Moustache, Zostel and Backpacker Panda as well as homestays to luxury hotels.
GUIDED TOURS IN INDIA
Many cities in India are best seen with a guide, even if it’s just a half day tour on your first day. Cities in India are chaotic and complex and what better way to taste the food and get to know the city than with a local. I recommend Get Your Guide & Viator for the best tours in India!
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
HELP WITH YOUR INDIA ITINERARY
I’ve spent many months travelling India in the last few years visiting over 50 places around the country, here are my recommended itinerary posts for India to help you plan your trip!
Mahabalipurm – 2 Nights
Chennai – 3 Nights
Mysore – 3 Nights
Bangalore – 3 Nights