10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  19​h
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
+4
subway + taxi + Fly + bus + subway:  22​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat and then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read New Delhi trip builder .

Washington DC, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 19-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to New Delhi, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect nights in New Delhi to be a bit warmer, around 48°F, while days are much hotter, around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

#Historic Sites, #Parks
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
India Gate ©
India Gate

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 25th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort and then don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Agra trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Agra sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

#Historic Sites
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at City Palace of Jaipur and Amber Palace. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at EleSafari, take in the spiritual surroundings of Govind Dev Ji Temple, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and delve into the lush surroundings at Grass Farm Nursery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jaipur trip builder tool .

Getting from Agra to Jaipur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Jaipur sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Jaipur

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

2
nights
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.
On the 29th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

You can fly from Jaipur to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Jaipur in December: highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

few
hours
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.
To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 75°F. On the 31st (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks
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