26 days in India Itinerary

26 days in India Itinerary

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26 days in India Itinerary

Albany
Fly:  27​h
New Delhi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Mumbai (Bombay)
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
Albany

4
days
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, make a trip to Red Fort (Lal Quila), admire the striking features of Qutub Minar, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip planning website

Albany, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Albany to New Delhi is 10 hours. In January, New Delhi is warmer than Albany - with highs of 67°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Swaminarayan Akshardham ©
Swaminarayan Akshardham

3
days
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, stop by The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs, and make a trip to Jahangir Mahal.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Agra online trip itinerary planner

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Agra are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jaipur.

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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

4
days
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.
Spend the 11th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Amber Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend, and see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jaipur visit planning tool

Getting from Agra to Jaipur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Agra in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jaipur: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

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Amber Fort ©
Amber Fort
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

1
day
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Pichola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, and then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Udaipur online day trip planner

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

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Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Fatehsagar Udaipur ©
Lake Fatehsagar Udaipur

3
days
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Venture out of the city with trips to Varkala (The Art of India & Varkala Beach) and Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, steep yourself in history at Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds, and meet the residents at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) route planning tool

Getting from Udaipur to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

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Outdoors Parks Beaches

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Kovalam, Varkala
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

4
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 St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal (in Alappuzha) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). Pack the 20th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Wonderla Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, stroll through Cherai Beach, and admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) travel planning site

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Mumbai (Bombay).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

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St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, Marari Beach
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Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

3
days
Mumbai (Bombay)

Mumbai (Bombay) ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai (Bombay) is known for museums, historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Gateway of India, wander the streets of Chowpatty Beach, look for gifts at Bungalow Eight, and take a memorable drive along Marine Drive.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mumbai (Bombay) road trip planning tool

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Mumbai (Bombay) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in January, expect little chillier with lows of 63°F in Mumbai (Bombay). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
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