13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h
1
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Jaipur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Agra
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h
4
Khajuraho
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
5
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
7
Goa
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
New Delhi
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Bikaner
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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.
On the 19th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Fatehsagar Udaipur, explore the historical opulence of Monsoon Palace, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, then admire the landmark architecture of Fateh Prakash Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Vintage Collection of Classic Cars Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, stop by Little Armani, take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli, then admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Maidens (Sahelion Ki Bari), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Udaipur sightseeing planner .

New Delhi to Udaipur is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Delhi in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Udaipur: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple

1
night
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.
For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Jaipur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 20th (Mon), you're off toAgra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Tours Shopping Transportation

1
day
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Agra travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Agra sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

1
night
Khajuraho

Khajuraho ©
Most visitors come to Khajuraho to see the 1,000-year-old erotic rock carvings at a cluster of World Heritage-listed Hindu and Jain temples.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Khajuraho online trip maker .

You can fly from Agra to Khajuraho in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Devi Jagdamba Temple ©
Devi Jagdamba Temple
Chitragupta Temple ©
Chitragupta Temple
Khajuraho ©
Khajuraho

3
nights
Varanasi

Varanasi ©
A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, then stop by Varanasi Silk Handicraft, and then admire the landmark architecture of Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath). Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple (Durga Temple), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, then don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Banaras Ghats.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Varanasi travel route planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Khajuraho to Varanasi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. August in Varanasi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple ©
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Banaras Ghats ©
Banaras Ghats

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu and Vallarpadam Church. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque (in Kodungallur), St. Mary's Forane Church (in Cherthala) and Vaikom Mahadeva Temple (in Kottayam). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Jew Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Lourde Matha Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple, and make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Varanasi to Kochi (Cochin) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Kochi (Cochin) is slightly colder than Varanasi - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

St. Mary's Forane Church, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Marari Beach, Shiva Temple Ernakulam , Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

1
night
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Bom Jesus, enjoy the sand and surf at Baga Beach, then explore the ancient world of Fort Aguada, then contemplate the long history of Reis Magos Fort, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Palolem Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Goa trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Goa by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Goa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus

1
day
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.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi day trip planning app .

You can fly from Goa to New Delhi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Goa in August: highs in New Delhi hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Bikaner.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

1
night
Bikaner

Bikaner ©
A desert outpost, a city of palaces, and a tourist town: Bikaner has been seen as many things by many people.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Bikaner Miniature Arts.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Bikaner sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Bikaner takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Bikaner

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Junagarh Fort ©
Junagarh Fort
Jain Temple Bhandasar ©
Jain Temple Bhandasar
Lalgarh Palace and Museum ©
Lalgarh Palace and Museum

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