15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  12​h
1
Leh
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Agra
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  14​h
End: Rome

1
night
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stop by Pashmina House, view the masterpieces at The Little Paradise, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Library Road Vegetable Market, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Leh trip maker app .

Rome, Italy to Leh is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to India Standard Time (IST) is 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Leh

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Pashmina House ©
Pashmina House
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 13th (Tue), examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and then get outside with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, stop by Kerala Crafts, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady trip planner .

Getting from Leh to Thekkady by combination of flight and taxi takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Museums Outdoors Spas
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Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©
Kerala Crafts ©
Kerala Crafts
The Periyar Interpretation Centre ©
The Periyar Interpretation Centre

2
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chalai Bazaar. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then browse the different shops at Mall of Travancore, and then look for gifts at Sarwaa.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) holiday planner .

Getting from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas
Mall of Travancore ©
Mall of Travancore

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kerala Museum and Durbar Hall Art Gallery. Head to LuLu Mall and Waltons Boutiquefor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam to see Marari Beach about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Njarackal Arattuvazhi Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, browse the exhibits of Kashi Art Gallery, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Indian Industries.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Spas

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.
Shop till you drop at Gem Plaza and Jitesh Arts. Get a sense of the local culture at Amber Palace and Jewels Lake Palace , Jaipur. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Gyan Museum, revel in the low prices at Carpet And Textile House, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and take in the exciting artwork at ICA Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Jaipur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. August in Jaipur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then stop by Unique Handicrafts.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Agra attractions planner.

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Agra sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Unique Handicrafts ©
Unique Handicrafts

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