9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Colombo
Fly + subway + train:  9​h 15​min
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Colombo

1
day
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 29th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Shah Burj.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Agra day trip planning website .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Agra is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Colombo in January; daily highs in Agra reach 22°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Jaipur.

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Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Shah Burj ©
Shah Burj

3
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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Grass Farm Nursery. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Amber Fort, look for gifts at Royal Spices And Tea, make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

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Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 26°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Udaipur.

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Wildlife Tours Historic Sites
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Grass Farm Nursery ©
Grass Farm Nursery
Amber Fort ©
Amber Fort

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Fatehsagar Udaipur, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and then explore the activities along Lake Pichola.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Udaipur day trip planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Udaipur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and then step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and then make a trip to Parasurama Temple Thiruvallam.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Udaipur to Kovalam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Kovalam are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Samudra Beach ©
Samudra Beach

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