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2-Week India Itineraries for Honeymoons, Families, and More (2023)

2-Week India Itineraries for Honeymoons, Families, and More (2023)

By Chris QuanUpdated Jan. 5, 2023

India is a really big country. 2 weeks might not be enough to see all of India, but you can explore a region or two, such as the popular golden triangle with Rajasthan in the west or with a trip to Goa in the south.

Some off-the-beaten-path routes like the northern frontier or southern Kerala are also recommendable for 2 weeks.

Check out the above itinerary ideas and more on this page.

The Best 2-Week India Itinerary for Families/Honeymooners

For a family trip in India, we recommend the classic golden triangle (Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur), a tiger safari tour, and some family beach time.

This itinerary also works well for couples looking for a romantic holiday of awesome sights, exotic adventures, and relaxation together.

It covers India's most classic cities covering culture, history, and nature, at a relaxing and enjoyable pace.

Here is the suggested itinerary:

  • Days 1–2: Delhi
  • Days 3–4: Agra
  • Day 5: Tiger safari in Ranthambore
  • Day 6–7: Jaipur
  • Days 8–9: Mumbai
  • Days 10–13: Goa beach time
  • Day 14: Departure
2-Week India Itinerary Route for Families/Honeymooners

Days 1–2: Delhi

The capital Delhi is ideal for spending 1 or 2 days. There you can explore its highlights, like the Red Fort, Humayun's Tomb, and Qutub Minar. These will help you learn about Indian Muslims and India's Islamic past.

Take a auto rickshaw to discover Chandni Chowk, the oldest market in Delhi, where you can catch the vibe of local people's lifestyle in Old Delhi.

Days 3–4: Agra

Taj Mahal, Agra Taj Mahal

The journey between Delhi and Agra is about a 5-hour drive. A point-to-point private transfer is more flexible, easy, and efficient than using a train or bus. Direct flights are not available.

You will need about at one full day to explore Agra's famous Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and the baby Taj.

During the sunrise, when the morning sunlight gently kisses the pure white Taj, you'll find the best time to take a family photo.

Day 5: Ranthambore

Ranthambore National Park is the best place to do a tiger safari. You will travel in a jeep for an adventure in the jungle. See Bengal tigers, bears, leopards, jackals, elephants, striped hyenas, bison, monkeys, and several types of deer.

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Days 6–7: Jaipur (the Pink City)

Jaipur, the pink city, got its name as its Mughal architecture is mostly painted pink. There you can explore the secret of its most famous palace — 'Palace of the Winds' — and find out how it got its name.

You can walk into Amber Fort and learn about its glorious history, and have an unforgettable dinner at the fort like members of the royal family.

Visit Jaipur's Jantar Mantar, the world's biggest stone sundial, where you can learn about the wisdom of the India's Mughal Dynasty.

Days 8–9: Mumbai

FormerlyVictoria Terminus, Mumbai Formerly Victoria Terminus

Head to Mumbai with a 2-hour flight. Spend 1 or 2 days to explore India's biggest city.

Start with a Bollywood trip in Mumbai, which is especially recommended for kids. You can visit a shooting set, change into Indian clothes, and watch a Bollywood dance show.

There you can also explore many iconic buildings, such as the Gateway of India and Dhobi Ghat, which is a large open-air laundry.

Days 10–13: Goa

Goa Goa

A flight from Mumbai to Goa is about 1–1½ hours.

You will be surprised to see the Baroque style of its old town area. Its many churches and monasteries that are on the World Heritage list are well worth visiting, like the Basilica of Bom Jesus and Se Cathedral.

Goa is also famous for its beautiful beaches. You can enjoy beach time with fun water activities.

If you would like a shorter itinerary, you could check out our 11-Day India Highlights and Goa Honeymoon Trip.

Or you can also contact us for an itinerary based on your interests, group size, budget, and other needs. All our tours can be adjusted. With Asia Highlights, you enjoy no-risk booking, 100% refund policy! (up to 14 days before departure)

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Best 2-Week India Itinerary for History: Golden Triangle + Rajasthan

The golden triangle captures the essence of what many imagine India to be like — visit the most famous cities and most representative palaces and forts.

Rajasthan is the best choice to experience the splendid history and colorful culture of India. Its four color cities will enable you to feel its charming history and culture in a romantic and colorful atmosphere.

Here is the itinerary for inspiration:

  • Days 1–2: Delhi
  • Days 3–4: Agra
  • Days 5–6: Jaipur
  • Day 7: Bikaner
  • Days 8–9: Jaisalmer
  • Days 10–11: Jodhpur
  • Days 12–13: Udaipur
  • Day 14: Fly back to Delhi for departure
2-Week Golden Triangle + Rajasthan Travel Route

Day 1–2: Delhi

The capital Delhi is the start of your India trip. It is recommended to spend at least one day to explore Delhi and see its highlights, including the Jama Masjid, Humayun's Tomb, and Qutub Minar. These will help you learn about India's Muslim heritage.

Go to Chandni Chowk, Delhi's oldest market, where you can discover local people's lifestyle in Old Delhi. A rickshaw ride could make the visit more interesting.

Days 3–4: Agra

Drive about 5 hours to Agra. It is also accessible by train and bus, but a private point-to-point transfer is more efficient and flexible.

There, learn about the beautiful love story behind the Taj Mahal as you visit it. Don't miss visiting Mehtab Bagh ('Moonlight Garden'). It is the best place to get a stunning sunset view of the Taj Mahal.

At Agra Fort, see what luxurious royal life used to be like, and see the amazing intricate patterns carved in Itmad-ud-Daula (the baby Taj Mahal).

Day 5–6: Jaipur (the Pink City)

Jaipur City Palace City Palace

Head to Jaipur with another 5-hour drive. Jaipur is full of romantic ambience. Much of its architecture is painted pink.

You can walk through several palaces and forts, learn about their glorious history, and discover why they are pink.

Having a romantic dinner at a fort, like a prince and princess, could be an unforgettable experience. If you want a more local experience, you could take a cooking class at a local's home, and then show off your Indian cuisine skills to your friends when you get back.

Day 7: Bikaner

Bikaner's recommended stay is 1–2 days. It was one of the three great Desert Kingdoms of Rajasthan.

There you can check into a heritage hotel, visit a fort, go to the Camel Institute, and visit a special temple, where 25,000 rats live and are revered.

Days 8–9: Jaisalmer (the Golden City)

Head to Jaisalmer with a third 5-hour drive. Jaisalmer, a famous desert city, was once a center of trade between Afghanistan and Central/South Asia.

There you can explore a fascinating desert and visit a splendid group of cenotaphs, where you can enjoy a wonderful sunset.

Days 10–11: Jodhpur (the Blue City)

Jodhpur A narrow alley among the old town's blue houses

Again, we'd drive about 5 hours to Jodhpur, the blue city, a quiet and tidy city.

Walk through the quiet and narrow alleys among the old town's blue houses, take some beautiful pictures, and explore the fascinating bazaars with their little shops.

Visit an ancient fort perched on a huge cliff and explore the several brilliantly-crafted and decorated palaces in it. Occasionally there is music coming from the castle, which is healing and peaceful.

Days 12–13: Udaipur (the White City)

Udaipur is also a five-hour drive from Jodhpur. The buildings there are mostly white.

Visit Udaipur's City Palace, an exquisite white palace, where you can see the amazing panoramic view of the city on its top.

The most impressive sight is the enchanting blue water of Lake Pichola. A boat tour will take you to the best place to enjoy the romantic lake views.

If you want to take the romance even further, have a candlelit dinner by the lake.

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Best 2-Week North India Itinerary

If you are interested in the India-Pakistan border area and want to learn about the history of British India, then you should consider this northern route.

We suggest visiting the golden triangle and two important northern cities: Shimla and Amritsar.

2-Week North India Itinerary Route

The Golden Triangle: 6–7 Days

Located in the central northern India, Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur are the best gateways to learning about India's architecture, history, and culture.

You can visit the most well-known landmarks, like the Taj Mahal and many splendid palaces and forts.

You can also experience a heritage hotel that showcases Old World colonial charm and mansions once owned by India's royal family.

Some more locally-connected activities include having a cooking class with a local chef and taking an auto-rickshaw to a local market. They can be added.

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Shimla and Amritsar: 4–6 Days

Amritsar (2–3 days): In the North-West Frontier of India, Amritsar is a good place for visiting the India-Pakistan border for the interesting "lowering of the flags" ceremony.

It is also the holy city of Sikhism, one of the major three religions in India. There you can visit a Sikh temple, listen the chanting of the Sikhs, and visit the place where the Amritsar massacre took place.

Shimla (2–3 days): You can find Victorian-style buildings in Shimla's Mall Road. Those buildings tell the story of Shimla when it was the summer capital of British India.

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The Best 2-Week South India Itinerary

If you've been to India's golden triangle and want to experience something different from forts, palaces, and temples, then you should consider South India, which features natural beauty, relaxing countryside life, and beautiful beaches.

For a 2-week trip in South India, you could go to Mumbai and Kerala — India's biggest-and-most-bustling city and the famous tourist state of South India.

There you can experience the main features of the south — beaches, tropical views, tea and spice plantations, wild animals, and South India culture.

2 weeks south India travel route map

Mumbai: 2–3 Days

First, spend two or three days in Mumbai, the biggest city in India. India's past and future can be seen there simultaneously.

There, the skyscrapers of India's rich coexist with Asia's largest slums. The world's leading IT companies sit side-by-side with the huge Municipal Laundry at Dhobi Ghat. After visiting these places, you may be able to understand the unique temperament of Mumbai or even India.

You can also explore Bollywood to discover India's film industry, watch a Bollywood dance show, and admire the colonial-style architecture sets.

Kerala: 9–11 Days

Kerala A cruise to explore Kerala's backwaters

Kerala is the "southern tourism state". You are suggested to spend 9 to 11 days exploring it. Rich natural resources and a harmonious and inclusive religious culture are Kerala's features…

Cochin (1–2 days): You can visit Portuguese, English, European, and Spanish-style old buildings, learn about the relationship between China and India through seeing Chinese fishing nets, and enjoy the traditional dance of Kerala.

Munnar (2–3 days): A famous hill station and the best place for hiking around a tea plantation, in Munnar you can visit a tea museum, go for a picnic by a peaceful lake, and find where the film Life of Pi was shot.

Thekkady (1–2 days): In Thekkady, you can follow the trails of wild animals in Periyar National Park, have a cruise on a lake, and enjoy walking in a spice plantation.

Alleppey (1–2 days): You can experience a traditional houseboat in Alleppey, and enjoy a cruise to explore Kerala's backwaters, the biggest draw of Kerala.

Kovalam (2–3 days): Enjoy some leisurely beach time. Sunbathing, swimming, Ayurvedic rejuvenation, massage, etc. are popular in Kovalam.

Trivandrum: Departure

We are by no means limited to our itinerary recommendations. You can contact us if you have any ideas. We will create an itinerary based on your interests and needs.

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How Much Does It Cost to Tour India for 2 Weeks?

India offers luxury trips with palace hotels for hundreds, even thousands of dollars a night. It can also offer many budget options (at 3–4 dollars for a bed but you cannot expect a nice environment).

If you are looking for a comfortable and satisfying holiday in India, then a medium or higher budget should be appropriate. 

Below, we provide some for-reference prices based on a private tour. You can also contact us and we will plan your itinerary and recommend hotels according to your interests and needs.

  • For a medium budget, touring India typically costs around 150–200 USD per day per person (including air fares within India, 4-star hotels, attractions, guide, and transfers). Thus, it may cost about 2,000–3,000 USD for 2 weeks.
  • For a higher budget of US$200–250 per day per person, more comfort can be enjoyed (includes air fares within India, 5-star hotels, attractions, guide, and transfers). The cost for 2 weeks would be around 3,000–3,500 USD.

See more on our How Much Does a Trip to India Cost?

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