12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  19​h
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + subway:  5​h 15​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
+4
subway + taxi + Fly + bus + subway:  22​h 15​min
End: Washington DC


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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at India Gate, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi trip planning app .

Washington DC, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 19-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Washington DC to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in December: highs in New Delhi hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 48°F. You'll set off for Agra on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
India Gate ©
India Gate

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dayal Bagh, view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and finally explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Agra travel route builder tool .

Drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Agra, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Dayal Bagh ©
Dayal Bagh

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.
Popular historic sites such as Amber Palace and Nahargarh Fort are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at City Palace of Jaipur and Albert Hall Museum. Spend the 26th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, identify plant and animal life at EleSafari, admire the landmark architecture of Birla Mandir Temple, and delve into the lush surroundings at Grass Farm Nursery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur trip tool .

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

2
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.
Get some historical perspective at Paradesi Synagogue and Mattancherry Palace. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kerala Folklore Museum and Antique Museum Kochi. Change things up with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jaipur in December: highs in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis

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