10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  21​h 15​min
1
Mararikulam
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Jaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
End: Melbourne


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1
day
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Mararikulam attractions planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Mararikulam is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in January, things will get a bit warmer in Mararikulam: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kovalam.

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Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Samudra Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kovalam online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Mararikulam to Kovalam in 4.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, then take in nature's colorful creations at Swaminarayan Akshardham, then don't miss a visit to Humayun's Tomb, and finally steep yourself in history at India Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar and then step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the New Delhi trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to New Delhi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Kovalam in January, things will get much colder in New Delhi: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, make a trip to Agra Fort, then don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, then stop by Subhash Emporium, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Agra holiday maker website .

Getting from New Delhi to Agra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Subhash Emporium ©
Subhash Emporium

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Amber Fort, then don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and then admire the masterpieces at Jitesh Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, then brush up on your military savvy at Nahargarh Fort, and finally steep yourself in history at Diwan-e-Am.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Agra in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jaipur: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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