27 days in India Itinerary

27 days in India Itinerary

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27 days in India Itinerary

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

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Chandni Chowk or Dilli Haat. Visit Humayun's Tomb and India Gate for their historical value. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, take in the spiritual surroundings of Swaminarayan Akshardham, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and stop by Craft House.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to New Delhi. November in New Delhi sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

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Humayun's Tomb
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Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
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Red Fort (Lal Quila)

3
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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.
Visiting Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lighthouse Beach and Hawa Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala (The Art of India & Shalimar Weaves) and Samudra Beach (in Kovalam). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Keralashopee.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip website .

You can fly from New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with highs around 36°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

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Kovalam, Varkala
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
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Lighthouse 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kashi Art Gallery and Church of Saint Francis. Head to LuLu Mall and Anokhifor plenty of shopping. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Marari Beach in Mararikulam--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: stop by Kochi Books, don't miss a visit to Kadamattom Chruch, browse for treasures at Indian Industries, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Goa.

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Marari Beach
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
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Paradesi Synagogue

4
days
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Step out of the city life by going to Agonda Beach and Palolem Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Baga Beach and Arambol Beach. There's more to do: look for gifts at Literati Bookshop & Cafe and steep yourself in history at Palacio do Deao.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Goa visit planning site .

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Goa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Goa are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai (Bombay).

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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach

3
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Mumbai

Mumbai
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Do your shopping at Bungalow Eight and Crawford Market. Popular historic sites such as Shree Siddhivinayak and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Gateway of India, look for gifts at SS Homme, don't miss a visit to Marine Drive, and take a stroll through Chowpatty Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mumbai (Bombay) itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Goa to Mumbai (Bombay) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Goa in December, plan for little chillier nights in Mumbai (Bombay), with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

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Bungalow Eight
Bungalow Eight
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Shree Siddhivinayak ©
Shree Siddhivinayak

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate City Palace of Jaipur and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. Shop till you drop at New Maharaja Gem Palace and Akee International. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Amber Fort, stop by Dev Arts N Jewels, and get some fabulous bargains at Heritage Textiles & Handicrafts.

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Getting from Mumbai (Bombay) to Jaipur by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, Jaipur is a bit cooler than Mumbai (Bombay) - with highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

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New Maharaja Gem Palace
New Maharaja Gem Palace
Amber Fort ©
Amber Fort
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City Palace of Jaipur

4
days
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Head to Mughal Carpet and The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirsfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Agra Fort and Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. Change things up with a short trip to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, stop by Subhash Emporium, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and steep yourself in history at Shah Burj.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Agra online journey planner .

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. While traveling from Jaipur, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Agra, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

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