11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), then stroll through Humayun's Tomb, and finally contemplate the long history of India Gate.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the New Delhi travel planning tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New Delhi. In July, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

3
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Get some historical perspective at Thiksey Monastery and Spituk Monastery. Likir Gompa and Hemis Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Leh, make a side trip to see Alchi Monastary in Alchi, approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 21st (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurdwara Pathar Sahib.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Leh route planner .

Getting from New Delhi to Leh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady road trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Thekkady in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): stroll through Adimalathura Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chowara Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kovalam trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Chowara Beach, Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Adimalathura Beach ©
Adimalathura Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Amer Jeep Safari and then steep yourself in history at Amber Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend, and then look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Jaipur travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Jaipur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kovalam in July: highs in Jaipur hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Amer jeep Safari ©
Amer jeep Safari

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then contemplate the long history of Shah Burj.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Agra vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Agra are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Saha Burj ©
Saha Burj

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