12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  5​h
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
4
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Sultanpur National Park and Aravalli Bio Diversity Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hauz Khas Village and Rajpath. When in New Delhi, make a side trip to see Sai Ka Angan Temple in Gurugram (Gurgaon), approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, and admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip planner .

Bengaluru to New Delhi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bengaluru in August, expect New Delhi to be a bit warmer, temps between 40°C and 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Gurugram (Gurgaon)
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Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Spas
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Agra trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from New Delhi to Agra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Spas
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Spas

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Amer Jeep Safari, identify plant and animal life at EleSafari, and then look for gifts at Royal Spices And Tea.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaipur day trip planning website .

Drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Amer jeep Safari ©
Amer jeep Safari
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Royal Spices And Tea ©
Royal Spices And Tea

3
nights
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Anamudi Peak and Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. Step out of the city life by going to Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and Chinnakanel Water Falls. Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 8th (Thu) at some of the best spas. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Green Field Spices and Herbal Garden and stop by Tata Tea Outlet.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Munnar trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Jaipur to Munnar takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Jaipur in August, expect nights in Munnar to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Spas
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Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Anamudi Peak ©
Anamudi Peak
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

3
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Explore hidden gems such as Alappuzha Beach and Sree Subramanya Swami Temple. Get in touch with nature at Marari Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from Alappuzha with a short trip to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary in Kumarakom, about 58 minutes away. It doesn't end there: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by bus from Munnar to Alappuzha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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