11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Colombo
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  9 h 45 min
1
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
End: Colombo

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 21st (Thu), make a trip to Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then view the masterpieces at Agra Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then stop by Marble Handicrafts Agra, and then take in the exciting artwork at Shahin Arts.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra trip planner.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Agra is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Colombo in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Agra, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Marble Handicrafts Agra ©
Marble Handicrafts Agra
Agra Art Gallery ©
Agra Art Gallery

2
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), revel in the low prices at Creative Fashion India, explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and then look for gifts at Anokhi Clothing Store. On your second day here, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gems Galaxy, then admire the masterpieces at Jitesh Arts, and finally browse the different shops at GT Central.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jaipur trip planner .

Getting from Agra to Jaipur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Jaipur

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Anokhi Clothing Store ©
Anokhi Clothing Store
Creative Fashion India ©
Creative Fashion India

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Mon), look for gifts at Waltons Boutique, take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, then browse for treasures at Indian Industries, then take in the exciting artwork at David Hall Gallery & Cafe, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Cochin Spice Market. On the next day, browse the different shops at Oberon Mall, buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, then browse the different shops at Goodwill Collection, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Durbar Hall Art Gallery.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Jaipur in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kochi (Cochin), with lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Indian Industries ©
Indian Industries
Waltons Boutique ©
Waltons Boutique

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory, and finally shop like a local with Abraham's Spice Garden.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Thekkady road trip app .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Tropical Chocolate Factory ©
Tropical Chocolate Factory
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach. Do your shopping at Moon Stone Arts and Asparagus. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Kovalam (Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour, Lighthouse Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Saphalyam Shopping Complex.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip website .

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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