12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Hyderabad
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Agra
— 2 nights
+4
train + subway + Fly + taxi + train:  9​h 45​min
Kannur
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
Hyderabad

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Royal Gaitor Tumbas, step into the grandiose world of Amber Fort, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors). On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Anokhi Clothing Store, admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, and finally admire the striking features of Diwan-e-Khas Hall of Private Audience.

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Hyderabad to Jaipur is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hyderabad in November, Jaipur is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Agra.

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

1
day
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 9th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Shah Burj, step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal.

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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. In November in Agra, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kannur.

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

2
days
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
On the 11th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ezhara Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sundareswara Temple, and then kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Kannur takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Payyambalam Beach
Payyambalam Beach

3
days
Kochi (Cochin)

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Azhikode Munakkal Beach (in Kodungallur), Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal (in Alappuzha). There's much more to do: stroll through Cherai Beach, wander the streets of Mattancherry, don't miss a visit to Jew Town, and admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica.

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Traveling by car from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Kovalam.

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Azhikode Munakkal Beach, Marari Beach, St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

2
days
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.
On the 16th (Thu), stroll through Kovalam Beach, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then look for gifts at Keralashopee. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Samudra Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. November in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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