24 days in India Itinerary

24 days in India Itinerary

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24 days in India Itinerary

Doha
Fly:  8​h
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
train:  24​h 30​min
Hyderabad
— Few hours
bus + taxi:  14​h 30​min
Goa
— 2 nights
train:  25​h
Visakhapatnam
— 4 nights
train:  14​h
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
train:  18​h 45​min
New Delhi
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
Rishikesh
— 1 night
bus:  6​h 30​min
New Delhi
— 1 night
train:  39​h
Visakhapatnam

5
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.
Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Alappuzha (Kanichukulangara Devi Temple & St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church.

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Doha, Qatar to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Doha to Kochi (Cochin) due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in August, expect Kochi (Cochin) to be little chillier, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Alappuzha, Marari Beach
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Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach

few
hours
Hyderabad

Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
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Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Hyderabad in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Hyderabad sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Goa.
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Charminar

2
days
Goa

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Menezes Braganza House and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Palacio do Deao and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palolem Beach.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hyderabad to Goa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel to Visakhapatnam.

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Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Palolem Beach
Agonda Beach
Palacio do Deao

4
days
Visakhapatnam

The coastal port city of Visakhapatnam looks both outwards to the sea and inland to the mountains of the Eastern Ghats.
Visakhapatnam is known for nature, beaches, museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Rama Krishna Beach, make a trip to Andhra University, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rishikonda Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Kailasa Giri.

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You can fly from Goa to Visakhapatnam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

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Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kailasa Giri
Rama Krishna Beach
Rishikonda Beach

3
days
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kolkata (Calcutta) is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, get engrossed in the history at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), admire all the interesting features of Eden Gardens, and take in the views from Howrah Bridge.

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You can fly from Visakhapatnam to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Kolkata (Calcutta) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

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Walking tours
Victoria Memorial Hall
College Street (Boi Para)

few
hours
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.
For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read New Delhi holiday planner.

Getting from Kolkata (Calcutta) to New Delhi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

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Lodi Gardens
Anand Stationers

2
days
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Jhula, take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh online itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Rishikesh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Haridwar
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
River Rafting & Tubing
Lakshman Jhula

1
day
New Delhi

Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the striking features of Qutub Minar, admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Rishikesh to New Delhi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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