13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Mararikulam
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
7
Goa
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London


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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.
Humayun's Tomb and Akshardham will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at India Gate and Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lotus Temple, make a trip to Jahanara Begum's Tomb, and admire the striking features of Qutub Minar.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip planning tool .

London, UK to New Delhi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to New Delhi is 5 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from London in December: highs in New Delhi hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Agra Fort.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Agra travel route site .

Getting from New Delhi to Agra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. January in Agra sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

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 4th (Sat), look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then don't miss a visit to City Palace of Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Gopinath Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Grass Farm Nursery, brush up on your military savvy at Nahargarh Fort, steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, then step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, and finally make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur visit planning app .

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Agra in January, you will find days in Jaipur are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam attractions planner.

Fly from Jaipur to Kovalam in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jaipur in January, expect nights in Kovalam to be warmer, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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.
On the 7th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Antony's Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
St. Antony's Shrine ©
St. Antony's Shrine
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mararikulam tour builder .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam by car takes about 1.5 hours. January in Mararikulam sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple

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.
Visiting Baga Beach and Agonda Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Palolem Beach and look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Goa online trip maker .

Explore your travel options from Mararikulam to Goa with the Route module. When traveling from Mararikulam in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Goa: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

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

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