2 weeks in India: Top 3 Recommendations

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RideA 2-week holiday in India gives ample time to uncover many of the mysteries and charms of this unique land. Rather than just visit the most-trodden destinations such as the Golden Triangle, a few weeks in India opens doors for you to discover steaming jungles, arid deserts, palm-fringed beaches and even soaring mountains. If you are looking for inspiration to spend 2 weeks in India, here are our 2-week long trips that will give you a taste of the most unmissable of India’s myriad attractions.

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1. Hill Stations, Wildlife and Kerala: 13 Days in India

Munnar is one of the best places to visit in Kerala
Visit the picturesque tea plantations of Munnar with this two week trip in India
Mysore in India
The breathtakingly opulent Mysore Palace is the city's biggest drawcard
Day 1 Arrive in Bangalore
Day 2 Day tour of Bangalore
Day 3 Travel to Mysore with visits en route
Day 4 Sightseeing in Mysore
Day 5 Travel to Ooty. Visit Ooty Lake and Botanical Garden
Day 6 Sightseeing trip in Ooty
Day 7 Day trip to Bandipur National Park to see elephants and other wildlife
Day 8 Travel to Kodaikanal, a picturesque hill station in Tamil Nadu
Day 9 Day tour around Kodaikanal
Day 10 Travel to Munnar, half-day trip to tea and coffee plantations
Day 11 Sightseeing in Munnar
Day 12 Travel to Kochi and a day tour
Day 13 Head to Kochi airport for departure

If you are determined to experience the very best of southern India, this 13-day itinerary in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala is the ideal option. On this tour, you will visit cities like Bangalore and Kochi, and you will see important monuments such as the ISKON temple and the Mysore Maharaja’s Palace. You will also have the chance to marvel at sublime scenery in hill stations like Munnar while checking out tea and spice plantations along the way. Throw in a safari in Bandipur National Park and a trip to the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary for your fix of nature and the result is an exciting and varied tour that you will never forget. See more 13-day tours in India.

2. Cities, Temples and Beaches: 14 Days in India

Lotus Temple is one of the things to do in Delhi
The Lotus Temple is an unmissable Delhi site
Boating down the Ganges
Take a boat ride down the Ganges at either sunrise or sunset
Taj Mahal in Delhi
Taj Mahal is a monument of love built by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz
Patnem beach is one of the best beaches in the continent
Head to Patnem beach to avoid the crowds while in Goa
Day 1 Arrive in Delhi, free time in the afternoon to explore
Day 2 Sightseeing of Delhi
Day 3 Travel to Agra, visit Agra Fort before visiting the Taj Mahal
Day 4 Travel to Jaipur visiting Fatehpur Sikri en route
Day 5 Sightseeing tour of Jaipur
Day 6 Travel to Varanasi by plane
Day 7 Tour Varanasi and watch Ganga Aarti ceremony in the evening
Day 8 Travel to Mumbai by plane, free time to explore independently
Day 9 Tour of Mumbai
Day 10 Fly to Goa, free time to explore independently
Day 11 Sightseeing tour of Goa
Day 12 Free day in Goa for some beach time
Day 13 Explore Goa independently
Day 14 Transfer to the airport for departure

These 2 weeks in India could be just the answer you are looking for if you do not want to miss out on a lot during your trip to India. Start in Delhi and after a tour of the capital, head to Agra to see the Taj Mahal, India’s most famous and iconic building. Later spend two days in Jaipur, then fly to Varanasi, the country’s most holy city. Next, travel to the chaotic but compelling metropolis of Mumbai — after which, you will probably be ready for a few days of relaxation on Goa’s beaches. This is a recommended India 14-day itinerary for those who want to see the sights and then spend some time chilling before heading home. See more 14-day tours in India.

3. Trek the Markha Valley: India in 2 weeks

Leh in Markha
Start your Markha Valley trek at the beautiful village of Leh
Day 1 Arrive in Delhi
Day 2 Travel to Ladakh
Day 3 Visit Spituk Tibetan Buddhist Monastery
Day 4 Trek through valleys and villages to the base of Stok La Mountain
Day 5 See panoramic views of Himalayas from Stok La
Day 6 Cross the high mountain pass of Ganda La
Day 7 Trek along the Markha River
Day 8 Follow the trail to Tchatchutse and visit Humlung Monastery
Day 9 Summit Kang Yatse
Day 10 Trek through the Markha Valley to Shang
Day 11 Visit Hemis and Thiskey, and continue to Leh
Day 12 Spend a free day exploring Leh
Day 13 Transfer to Delhi
Day 14 End your journey in Delhi 

This guided trek through the Markha Valley is an excellent opportunity to discover Ladakh and experience Tibetan Buddhist culture in India. Hike through one of the remotest, most enigmatic landscapes in the world, amid soaring, snow-covered peaks and hidden valleys. Challenge yourself to traverse high mountain passes and trek through deep gorges. Experience Tibetan culture in monasteries and villages and see breathtaking Himalayan scenery. Take this opportunity if you are looking for a trekking adventure through the mountains in India. Describe your ideal 14-day India tour for a customized itinerary.

For those who just can't spend 2 weeks in India, check out our 7 days in India and 10 days in India itinerary recommendations, or, our guideline on how many days to spend in India might give a better overview. If you’d like to design your own India trip you can always get in touch with one of our Travel Experts.

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Published by Marie Storm, updated on August 2, 2023

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