16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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Leh
— 1 night
Fly
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New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Agra
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly to Kochi, Taxi to Thekkady
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Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive
7
Munnar
— 1 night
Bus
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Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
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Leh

— 1 night
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Phyang Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery, then see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa, contemplate the long history of Basgo gompa, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Leh tour itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Leh is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Brisbane to Leh. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

New Delhi

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Red Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), then admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and finally steep yourself in history at India Gate. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat, then admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, and then contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi trip planner.

Getting from Leh to New Delhi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks

Agra

— 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): admire the striking features of Tomb of Akbar the Great, then stroll through Wildlife SoS Bear Sanctuary, and then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Agra vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Jaipur

— 2 nights

Pink City

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Amber Palace, look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Moti Dungari Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): browse the exhibits of City Palace of Jaipur, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend, and finally appreciate the history behind Swargasuli Tower.

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Fly from Agra to Jaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Mumbai

— 1 night

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banganga Tank, admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, and finally take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mumbai day trip app.

Fly from Jaipur to Mumbai in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Jaipur in September, plan for slightly colder days in Mumbai, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Thekkady

— 1 night
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

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Getting from Mumbai to Thekkady by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Munnar

— 1 night

Southern Spice

Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Munnar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Nature · Parks

Alappuzha

— 1 night

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 4th (Fri), kick back and relax at Marari Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Punnamada Lake.

To find out how to plan a trip to Alappuzha, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a bus from Munnar to Alappuzha in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Kochi (Cochin)

— 1 night

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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 5th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip maker.

Drive from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.