12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

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

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.
Get outdoors at Amer Jeep Safari and EleSafari. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Amber Palace and Jal Mahal. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Gopinath Temple.

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Bhopal to Jaipur is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In June in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 23rd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Agra tour planner.

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Agra are 46°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

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 24th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and finally steep yourself in history at India Gate.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Thiksey Monastery and Hemis Monastery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Likir Gompa and Gurdwara Pathar Sahib. Go for a jaunt from Leh to Alchi to see Alchi Monastary about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 26th (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Leh driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Leh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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 28th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve forest, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady day trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Thekkady takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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.
On the 30th (Sun), kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Adimalathura Beach. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chowara Beach.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam holiday planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Chowara Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Adimalathura Beach ©
Adimalathura Beach

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