12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h 45​min
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
Kovalam
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Agra
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
New Delhi

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, then don't miss a visit to India Gate, and then make a trip to Humayun's Tomb. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat, and then stroll through Swaminarayan Akshardham.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi day trip app .

Toronto, Canada to New Delhi is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Toronto to New Delhi. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in October: high temperatures in New Delhi hover around 39°C and lows are around 24°C. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kovalam.

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
India Gate ©
India Gate

3
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally look for gifts at Keralashopee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Kovalam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from New Delhi in October since evenings lows in Kovalam dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

3
nights
Jaipur

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Amber Fort and Birla Mandir Temple. Visit Jaigarh Fort and Govind Dev Ji Temple for their historical value. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, brush up on your military savvy at Nahargarh Fort, and stop by Royal Spices And Tea.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip planning website .

Getting from Kovalam to Jaipur by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Kovalam in October, you will find days in Jaipur are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are little chillier (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Agra.

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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, then steep yourself in history at Shah Burj, and then take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Agra trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Shah Burj ©
Shah Burj

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