12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Varkala
— 1 night
train + taxi:  3​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Jeddah

1
night
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the galleries of Durbar Hall Art Gallery, look for gifts at Waltons Boutique, then browse for treasures at Indian Industries, then explore the galleries of Kerala Museum, and finally browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) vacation website .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Jeddah to Kochi (Cochin), you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Kochi (Cochin) is a bit cooler than Jeddah - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Varkala.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Kerala Museum ©
Kerala Museum
Indian Industries ©
Indian Industries

1
night
Varkala

Varkala ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
On the 10th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Kappil Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Varkala Beach, then get some fabulous bargains at Asparagus, and finally stop by Moon Stone Arts.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Varkala online holiday planner .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Varkala by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. July in Varkala sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Varkala

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 11th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then stop by Kerala Crafts, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Varkala to Thekkady in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Amer Jeep Safari and EleSafari. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gem Plaza and Gyan Museum. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, take in the exciting artwork at Jewels Lake Palace , Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and browse the exhibits of Jitesh Arts.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Jaipur takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Amer Jeep Safari ©
Amer Jeep Safari

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then stop by Mughal Carpet. On the next day, browse the exhibits of New Nice Marble Art & Handicrafts, take in the exciting artwork at Shahin Arts, and then take in the exciting artwork at Agra Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Agra day trip website .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Agra, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Art Gallery ©
Agra Art Gallery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): steep yourself in history at India Gate, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Gourmet Desire. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Red Fort (Lal Quila), stop by LUV INDIYA CONCEPTS, and then contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi holiday planner.

Drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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