20 days in India Itinerary

20 days in India Itinerary

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20 days in India Itinerary

London
Fly:  12​h
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Jaipur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Agra
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Jodhpur
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Mararikulam
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
Hampi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Goa
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
London

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, contemplate the long history of Gandhi Smriti, then contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, then wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Rajpath.

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Manchester, UK to New Delhi is an approximately 13-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to New Delhi is 5 hours. While traveling from Manchester, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in New Delhi, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

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Gandhi Smriti
Rashtrapati Bhavan ©
Rashtrapati Bhavan
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Hauz Khas Village

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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 7th (Thu): look for gifts at Royal Spices And Tea, make a trip to Panna Meena ka Kund, then examine the collection at Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, then don't miss a visit to Ganesh Pol Gateway, and finally pause for some photo ops at Diwan-e-Khas Hall of Private Audience.

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Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Agra.

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Akee International ©
Akee International
Panna Meena ka Kund ©
Panna Meena ka Kund
Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing ©
Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing

1
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Agra

Agra ©
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): look for gifts at Subhash Emporium.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Agra day trip planning website

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. Traveling from Jaipur in December, you will find days in Agra are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Varanasi.

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Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah
Subhash Emporium
Subhash Emporium

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hours
Varanasi

Varanasi ©
A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Varanasi itinerary site

Traveling by flight from Agra to Varanasi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jodhpur.

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Banaras Ghats
Dasaswamedh Ghat ©
Dasaswamedh Ghat

2
days
Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stop by Student Shop, stop by Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES), then stop by Maharana Spices, then look for gifts at Spice Paradise, and finally stroll through Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Ganesh Handicrafts, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Mandore Gardens.

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You can fly from Varanasi to Jodhpur in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

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Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts
Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

2
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.
On the 13th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Edappally Church Complex, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ernakulatthappan Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then take a stroll through Mattancherry, then look for gifts at Kochi Books, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica.

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You can fly from Jodhpur to Kochi (Cochin) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.

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Vallarpadam Church ©
Vallarpadam Church
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Kerala Folklore Museum
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Kochi Books

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Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
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You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mararikulam are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for Hampi.

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Marari Beach
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Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
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Bay Island Driftwood Museum

2
days
Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
On the 18th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Lotus Mahal, don't miss a visit to Elephant Stables, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodanda Rama Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Matanga Hill, contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments at Hampi, then don't miss a visit to Stepped Tank, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha.

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Explore your travel options from Mararikulam to Hampi with the Route module. In December, daily temperatures in Hampi can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Goa.

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Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
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Elephant Stables
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Monkey Temple

3
days
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Reis Magos Fort and Cabo de Rama Fort. There's still lots to do: stroll through Cansaulim Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanta Durga Temple, enjoy some diversion at Milsim Goa, and kick back and relax at Mobor Beach.

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You can drive from Hampi to Goa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Goa are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Betalbatim Beach
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Reis Magos Fort
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Cabo de Rama Fort

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