12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Agra
+3
train + subway + Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
1
Goa
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Kids will enjoy Baga Beach and Agonda Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Palolem Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus, get in on the excitement at Milsim Goa Paintball, and see the interesting displays at Museum in Goa | San Thome Museum Goa.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Goa trip itinerary planning tool .

Agra to Goa is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Agra in December, expect nights in Goa to be warmer, around 27°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

2
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach. When in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), make a side trip to see Varkala Beach in Varkala, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, engage your brain at Kerala Science and Technology Museum, and see the interesting displays at Priyadarshini Planetarium.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Goa to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Goa in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Pichola, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Udaipur visit planner.

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Udaipur in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in December: highs in Udaipur hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola

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.
On the 31st (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, then see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Elefuncity, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, and then step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Jaipur journey maker site .

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Elefuncity ©
Elefuncity
Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur ©
Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 2nd (Thu), make a trip to Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Agra sightseeing website .

Drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jaipur in January: highs in Agra hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 8°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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

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