13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
2
Kumarakom
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h
3
Goa
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: New Delhi

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 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi trip itinerary maker app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New Delhi. December in New Delhi sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Kumarakom.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Raj Ghat ©
Raj Ghat

2
nights
Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kottayam Cheriapally and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kumarakom trip maker site .

Explore your travel options from New Delhi to Kumarakom with the Route module. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Kumarakom to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Kottayam Cheriapally, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kottayam Cheriapally ©
Kottayam Cheriapally
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

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.
On the 31st (Tue), get your game on at Milsim Goa Paintball, then see the interesting displays at Museum in Goa | San Thome Museum Goa, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Se Cathedral and then admire the striking features of Basilica of Bom Jesus.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Goa travel route builder site .

Explore your travel options from Kumarakom to Goa with the Route module. Traveling from Kumarakom in December, you will find days in Goa are little chillier (31°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral

3
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
On the 2nd (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. On the next day, admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), then steep yourself in history at India Gate, and finally admire the natural beauty at Akshardham.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to New Delhi in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Goa in January: highs in New Delhi hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Food Tours
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Rishikesh day trip website .

Getting from New Delhi to Rishikesh by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Haridwar
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas

2
nights
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Sahelion Ki Bari, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, and then step into the grandiose world of Monsoon Palace.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Udaipur online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Rishikesh to Udaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Udaipur, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Udaipur

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

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