15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  18​h 45​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:  1​h 30​min
4
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
5
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Kannur
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 30​min
7
Goa
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  20​h
End: New York City

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Lodhi Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, then make a trip to India Gate, and finally contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): stroll through Akshardham, steep yourself in history at Red Fort (Lal Quila), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi trip planner .

New York City, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 19-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, subway, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from New York City to New Delhi. Traveling from New York City in January, expect New Delhi to be much hotter, temps between 68°F and 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Agra Fort, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mina Masjid.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Agra using our trip planner.

Drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Mina Masjid ©
Mina Masjid

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 10th (Fri), see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally explore the galleries of Jitesh Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Jaipur vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Agra in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Jaipur, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple, look for gifts at Gothwal Art, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Udaipur online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Udaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Udaipur sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Udaipur to Thekkady takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, then stroll through Thottada Beach, and then kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kannur trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kannur in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach

4
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of Bom Jesus and Shri Tirupati Balaji Padmavati Temple. Chapora Fort and Sri Damodar Temple will appeal to history buffs. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Baga Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Agonda Beach.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Goa online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kannur to Goa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. In January, daytime highs in Goa are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

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

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