12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
+2
train + foot + Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Goa
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  9​h
2
Thekkady
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Jaipur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
New Delhi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  12​h 30​min
End: Nottingham


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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 4th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Reis Magos Fort, then don't miss a visit to Chapora Fort, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanta Durga Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Bom Jesus, then don't miss a visit to Tomb of St. Francis Xavier, and then wander the streets of Old Goa.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Goa tour planner .

Nottingham, UK to Goa is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Nottingham to Goa due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Nottingham in January; daily highs in Goa reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Goa

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Reis Magos Fort ©
Reis Magos Fort
Shanta Durga Temple ©
Shanta Durga Temple
Chapora Fort ©
Chapora Fort

1
day
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 6th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Goa to Thekkady takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Mangladevi Temple ©
Mangladevi Temple

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) route builder site .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In January in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Historic Sites
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Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse
Shri Chitra Art Gallery ©
Shri Chitra Art Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur, and then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Govind Dev Ji Temple, make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal, then contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Nahargarh Fort.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jaipur trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Jaipur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in January, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Jaipur: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Govind Dev Ji Temple ©
Govind Dev Ji Temple
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the striking features of Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, then steep yourself in history at Shah Burj, and finally don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Jaipur in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Agra: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal ©
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal

3
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.
Visit Humayun's Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Raj Ghat and Rajpath. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Red Fort (Lal Quila), contemplate the long history of India Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New Delhi trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in New Delhi sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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