15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Agra
— 1 night
+3
train + subway + Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
3
Goa
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Kovalam
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

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 3rd (Tue), get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally look for gifts at Ratnavali Arts. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend, identify plant and animal life at EleSafari, then admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and finally get to know the resident critters at Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur online vacation planner .

Atlanta, USA to Jaipur is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Atlanta to Jaipur. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Atlanta in December, with highs in Jaipur at 78°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Elefriend ©
Elefriend

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 5th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, and then contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Agra road trip site .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Agra are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal

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.
Get outdoors at Baga Beach and Agonda Beach. There's more to do: stroll through Palolem Beach and look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Goa tour planner .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Agra to Goa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Agra in December, expect nights in Goa to be much hotter, around 74°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Goa

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

2
nights
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 9th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at KIzhunna Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Azhikkal Beach and then kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kannur vacation planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Kannur in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Azhikkal Beach
Highlights from your plan
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and finally identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kannur to Thekkady takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

3
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 13th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and then stroll through Adimalathura Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Samudra Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kovalam trip maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. On the 15th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Adimalathura Beach ©
Adimalathura Beach

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