19 days in India Itinerary

19 days in India Itinerary

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19 days in India Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  19​h 15​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Jaipur
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Sydney

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Kovalam Beach and Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Head to The Art of India and Keralashopeefor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala (Shalimar Weaves & Varkala Beach) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Samudra Beach). There's more to do: look for gifts at Ramachandran Textiles.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel itinerary creator.

Sydney, Australia to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Sydney to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Varkala, Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach
Varkala Beach

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Marari Beach and Vallarpadam Church. Do your shopping at LuLu Mall and Idiom Book Sellers. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal in Alappuzha--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Kochi Books, browse for treasures at Indian Industries, buy something for everyone on your list at Abad Nucleus Mall, and admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) itinerary maker.

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. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal
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LuLu Mall
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach

5
days
Jaipur

Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Get some cultural insight at City Palace of Jaipur and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. Head to Heritage Textiles & Handicrafts and Akee Internationalfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Amber Fort and look for gifts at Shivam Gems N Jewellery.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Jaipur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in January, plan for little chillier days in Jaipur, with highs around 26°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Agra.

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Heritage Textiles & Handicrafts
Amber Fort
City Palace of Jaipur

2
days
Agra

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then stop by Subhash Emporium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): look for gifts at Ratan Handicrafts, then stop by Gem Jewellery and Handicraft Gallery, then look for gifts at Mughal Carpet, and finally take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

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Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Jaipur in January, plan for slightly colder days in Agra, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to New Delhi.

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Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Mughal Carpet

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.
Shop till you drop at Chandni Chowk and LUV INDIYA CONCEPTS. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Humayun's Tomb and Red Fort (Lal Quila). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, hunt for treasures at Dilli Haat, look for gifts at Craft House, and steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

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