15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Mararikulam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Jeddah

2
nights
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): kick back and relax at Marari Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mararikulam trip planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Mararikulam is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Jeddah in September, things will get a bit cooler in Mararikulam: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Kumarakom, Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

2
nights
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 20th (Fri): look for gifts at Tropical Chocolate Factory, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady tour itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Mararikulam to Thekkady in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Mangala Devi Temple ©
Mangala Devi Temple
Tropical Chocolate Factory ©
Tropical Chocolate Factory

2
nights
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.
On the 21st (Sat), kick back and relax at Samudra Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Hawa Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam tour planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Amber Palace and Monkey Temple (Galta Ji). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at City Palace of Jaipur and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. Spend the 24th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Jaipur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Kovalam in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jaipur, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Agra holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Diwan E Aam ©
Diwan E Aam

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Humayun's Tomb and Akshardham. Your inner history buff will appreciate India Gate and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Go for a jaunt from New Delhi to Gurugram (Gurgaon) to see Sultanpur National Park about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), take a peaceful walk through Jahanpanah City Forest, and take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi attractions website .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in New Delhi sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Sultanpur National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sultanpur National Park ©
Sultanpur National Park
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

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