16 days in India & Mauritius Itinerary

16 days in India & Mauritius Itinerary

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16 days in India & Mauritius Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Agra, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Kovalam, India
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
4
Thekkady, India
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  11​h
5
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
6
Leh, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi, India


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2
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Popular historic sites such as Agra Fort and Gurudwara Guru ka Tal are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Taj Mahal and Bageshwarnath Temple. Take a break from Agra with a short trip to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Shah Burj, take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Soami Bagh, and see the interesting displays at Spiritual Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Agra route planner .

New Delhi to Agra is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°C in June, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

3
nights
Jaipur, India

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.
City Palace of Jaipur and Nahargarh Fort will appeal to museum buffs. Amber Palace and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Amer Jeep Safari, explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal, and examine the collection at Jaipur Wax Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jaipur online route planner .

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

1
night
Kovalam, India

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 (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Adimalathura Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, and finally kick back and relax at Chowara Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam travel route planner.

You can fly from Jaipur to Kovalam in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, Kovalam is little chillier than Jaipur - with highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, Chowara Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Adimalathura Beach ©
Adimalathura Beach

3
nights
Thekkady, India

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and The Periyar Interpretation Centre. Visiting Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, take a peaceful walk through Periyar Tiger Reserve forest, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chamarel.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
On the 26th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ebony Forest Reserve, explore the striking landscape at Seven Colored Earths, then admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfall, and finally take a peaceful walk through Lavilleon Natural Forest. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Black River Gorges National Park and then stop by Rhumerie de Chamarel.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chamarel trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Chamarel takes 11 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Thekkady to Chamarel due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Chamarel can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Mauritius
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Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Seven Colored Earths ©
Seven Colored Earths
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park

2
nights
Leh, India

The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Hall of Fame and Stok Palace Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Thiksey Monastery and Likir Gompa. Change things up with a short trip to Alchi Monastary in Alchi (about 1h 30 min away). Spend the 29th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Leh tour itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Chamarel to Leh in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chamarel to Leh due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Alchi Monastary
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa

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