10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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Jaipur
— 3 nights
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Varkala Town
— 1 night
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Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
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Jaipur

— 3 nights

Pink City

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.
For shopping fun, head to Anokhi Clothing Store or GT Central. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, explore the world behind art at Gallery Artchill, and revel in the low prices at Creative Fashion India.

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Mumbai to Jaipur is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in December; daily highs in Jaipur reach 30°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Jaipur

Shopping · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Varkala Town

— 1 night
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): revel in the low prices at Asparagus, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then stop by Moon Stone Arts. On the next day, stroll through Kollam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kappil Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Varkala Town takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jaipur in December, you will find days in Varkala Town are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are much hotter (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Thekkady

— 2 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, stop by Tropical Chocolate Factory, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip planner.

Traveling by car from Varkala Town to Thekkady takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature

Kochi (Cochin)

— 2 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, then view the masterpieces at Kerala Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at Oberon Mall, and finally make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): stop by Goodwill Collection, browse the exhibits of Kashi Art Gallery, then look for gifts at Waltons Boutique, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Indian Industries, and finally view the masterpieces at David Hall Gallery & Cafe.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping · Museums

India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.