16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
+2
Fly + subway + train:  19​h
1
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Vancouver

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 22nd (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then have fun at Play Safari, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Agra trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Agra is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 13 hour difference. When traveling from Vancouver in December, plan for much hotter days in Agra, with highs around 27°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally stop by Ratnavali Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Make Bike Trip, then admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and then explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Agra to Jaipur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

2
nights
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Udaipur trip builder .

Getting from Jaipur to Udaipur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Jeevamatha Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) online route maker .

Fly from Udaipur to Kochi (Cochin) in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Udaipur in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kochi (Cochin), with highs around 37°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India. On the next day, make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, cruise along Marine Drive, then get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mumbai trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Mumbai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Mumbai. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

1
night
Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): examine the collection at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Ganesh Handicrafts.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jodhpur online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Mumbai to Jodhpur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: high temperatures in Jodhpur hover around 32°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts

3
nights
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), steep yourself in history at India Gate, and see the interesting displays at National Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Jodhpur to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jodhpur in January: highs in New Delhi hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

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