15 days in North India & South India Itinerary

15 days in North India & South India Itinerary

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15 days in North India & South India Itinerary

Riyadh
Fly:  5​h
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Agra
— 3 nights
train + subway + Fly:  7​h 15​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
Riyadh

3
days
New Delhi

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, make a trip to India Gate, and admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to New Delhi is an approximately 5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Riyadh in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in New Delhi, with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Agra.

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Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar
Swaminarayan Akshardham

3
days
Agra

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, steep yourself in history at Shah Burj, explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, and take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

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Getting from New Delhi to Agra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

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Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

3
days
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Kovalam Beach, Lighthouse Beach, & more) and Varkala (The Art of India & Varkala Beach). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, contemplate the long history of Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds, and stop by Keralashopee.

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Do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Agra in January, things will get much warmer in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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Kovalam, Varkala
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Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach

4
days
Kochi (Cochin)

A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal (in Alappuzha). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, take a stroll through Jew Town, and browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal
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Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue

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