11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Velankanni
— Few hours
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h
2
Mararikulam
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Kovalam
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
4
Kannur
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  10​h
5
Shimla
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Manali
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
New Delhi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Jaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
10
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
11
Goa
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Colombo

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Velankanni

Velankanni
To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Velankanni trip itinerary maker tool .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Velankanni is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Velankanni

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

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day
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stroll through Alappuzha Beach, kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mararikulam travel route tool .

Explore your travel options from Velankanni to Mararikulam with the Route module. In December in Mararikulam, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Alappuzha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

1
day
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 10th (Mon): experience rural life at Sea Side Orchid Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Hawa Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam tour itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Mararikulam to Kovalam in 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sea Side Orchid Farm
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

1
night
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
On the 11th (Tue), kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thottada Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kannur trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Kovalam to Kannur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach

1
day
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Mall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Kannur to Shimla takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Manali.
Highlights from your plan
The Mall ©
The Mall

1
night
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 13th (Thu), explore the activities along Beas River, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Manali online vacation planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

1
night
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 14th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, then enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and finally admire the natural beauty at Akshardham.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi trip itinerary site .

Getting from Manali to New Delhi by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 15th (Sat), make a trip to Agra Fort, then make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Agra vacation maker .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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 16th (Sun), see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then browse the exhibits of City Palace of Jaipur, then don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and finally step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur planner .

Getting from Agra to Jaipur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Jaipur are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

1
night
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Udaipur using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Udaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Udaipur are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple

1
night
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
On the 18th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda and then kick back and relax at Agonda Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Goa day trip planning site .

Getting from Udaipur to Goa by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Udaipur in December, Goa is much warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Animal Shelter Agonda ©
Animal Shelter Agonda

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