12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Udaipur
— Few hours
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 1st (Wed), get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur and then explore the activities along Lake Pichola.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Udaipur trip planner .

Mumbai to Udaipur is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in May, you will find days in Udaipur are somewhat warmer (47°C), and nights are about the same (31°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

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

4
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.
Head to The Gem Palace and Anokhi Clothing Storefor plenty of shopping. You'll explore and learn at City Palace of Jaipur and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, stop by Dev Arts N Jewels, and browse the different shops at Heritage Textiles.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 48°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, then stop by The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Subhash Emporium, look for gifts at Unique Handicrafts, then stop by Kohinoor Jewellers, then stop by Nakkashi Gems And Handicrafts, and finally stop by Marble Cottage.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Agra road trip app .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Agra sees daily highs of 48°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Subhash Emporium ©
Subhash Emporium

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 8th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, then steep yourself in history at India Gate, then stop by People Tree, and finally steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi tour planner .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

1
night
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 9th (Thu), kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam day trip tool .

Getting from New Delhi to Kovalam by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in May, you will find days in Kovalam are little chillier (37°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Marari Beach and Puthuvype Beach. Shop till you drop at LuLu Mall and Indian Industries. Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam to see Mararikulam Beach about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: stop by Kochi Books and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Little Flower Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) tour planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. May in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mararikulam
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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