31 days in India Itinerary

31 days in India Itinerary

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31 days in India Itinerary

New Delhi
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
Goa
— 6 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
Kannur
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
New Delhi
— 4 nights
New Delhi

2
days
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 29th (Wed), admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Shri Mankameshwar Mandir, then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra route builder .

New Delhi to Agra is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive 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

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 4th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Amber Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Jal Mahal, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, and steep yourself in history at Royal Gaitor Tumbas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Jaipur holiday planning website .

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Agra in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Jaipur, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mumbai (Bombay).

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

3
days
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
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: browse the exhibits of Gateway of India, wander the streets of Dharavi, stop by Bungalow Eight, and take a memorable drive along Marine Drive.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mumbai (Bombay) online journey builder .

Getting from Jaipur to Mumbai (Bombay) by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jaipur in December, things will get a bit warmer in Mumbai (Bombay): highs are around 38°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Goa.

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Chowpatty Beach ©
Chowpatty Beach
Dharavi ©
Dharavi
Colaba ©
Colaba

5
days
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Agonda Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus, contemplate the long history of Menezes Braganza House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Galgibaga Beach.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mumbai (Bombay) to Goa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Goa when traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in December, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kannur.

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

3
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.
Kannur is known for beaches, historic sites, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Payyambalam Beach, steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sundareswara Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kannur trip maker .

Getting from Goa to Kannur by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Payyambalam Beach
Payyambalam 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Azhikode Munakkal Beach in Kodungallur (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, wander the streets of Mattancherry, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kuzhupilly Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip maker tool .

Drive from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or take a train. In December in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mararikulam.

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Azhikode Munakkal Beach
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Mattancherry ©
Mattancherry

1
day
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mararikulam tour itinerary planning site .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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 23rd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam online journey planner .

Getting from Mararikulam to Kovalam by car takes about 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Delhi.

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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, get to know the fascinating history of Lodi Gardens, steep yourself in history at India Gate, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Lotus Temple.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to New Delhi in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Kovalam in December, expect nights in New Delhi to be much colder, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
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Hauz Khas Village
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

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