15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Mararikulam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Jeddah

2
nights
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 2nd (Wed), kick back and relax at Marari Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Mararikulam trip website .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Mararikulam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Jeddah in May, expect nights in Mararikulam to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are slightly colder, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Kumarakom, Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 4th (Fri), get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mararikulam to Thekkady in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Spas
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Mangala Devi Temple ©
Mangala Devi Temple
Spas & Wellness

2
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.
On the 5th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Hawa Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kovalam road trip website .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Kovalam sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Amber Palace and Monkey Temple (Galta Ji). Spend the 8th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Elefriend, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Jaipur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kovalam in May: highs in Jaipur hover around 48°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Historic Sites
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort and then don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Agra itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Agra, expect temperatures between 48°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

#Historic Sites, #Spas
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Spas & Wellness

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Humayun's Tomb and India Gate. Get some historical perspective at Akshardham and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Go for a jaunt from New Delhi to Gurugram (Gurgaon) to see Sultanpur National Park Bird Sanctuary about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, and delve into the lush surroundings at Jahanpanah City Forest.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Agra to New Delhi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trip

Sultanpur National Park Bird Sanctuary
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
India Gate ©
India Gate

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