12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly
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Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thekkady
— 2 nights
Taxi to Kochi, Fly to Jaipur
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Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly
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Agra
— 2 nights
Drive

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New Delhi

— 1 night
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 26th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, admire the natural beauty at Lodhi Garden, then admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and finally contemplate the long history of India Gate. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Red Fort and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip itinerary website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New Delhi. In November, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks

Kovalam

— 2 nights
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Sarwaa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam online trip maker.

Fly from New Delhi to Kovalam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in November, expect much warmer with lows of 28°C in Kovalam. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Thekkady

— 2 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then look for gifts at Tropical Chocolate Factory, and finally admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Thekkady road trip planner.

Drive from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Jaipur

— 3 nights

Pink City

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Amber Palace and Gem Plaza. Head to Gyan Museum and ICA Galleryfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, explore the galleries of Jitesh Arts, view the masterpieces at Jewels Lake Palace , Jaipur, and steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Jaipur in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

Agra

— 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and finally view the masterpieces at UP Handicraft Development Centre Agra. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Agra Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Shahin Arts, and then view the masterpieces at New Nice Marble Art & Handicrafts.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Agra trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Agra are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.