16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
7
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
On the 6th (Wed), take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sarnath, make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Varanasi trip planner .

Bengaluru to Varanasi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bengaluru in November since evenings lows in Varanasi dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 8th (Fri), admire the striking features of Agra Fort, admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal, then make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then admire the striking features of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Agra online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Agra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Varanasi in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 14°C in Agra. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

2
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.
On the 10th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and then step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila). On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at India Gate, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lodhi Garden.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Agra to New Delhi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Food Tours

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 12th (Tue), pick up some local products at Cooking Masala and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Rishikesh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Cooking Masala ©
Cooking Masala

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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Jal Mahal, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Rishikesh to Jaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Jaipur are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

1
night
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Pichola, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Udaipur online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Udaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, and get a taste of the local shopping with Abraham's Spice Garden.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Thekkady travel route tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Udaipur to Thekkady in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
On the 20th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Spas Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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