16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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Mysuru (Mysore)
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Kannur
— 1 night
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3
Kasaragod
— 2 nights
Drive to Mangalore International Airport, Fly to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
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Mumbai
— 1 night
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Udaipur
— 1 night
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Jaipur
— 2 nights
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Agra
— 1 night
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New Delhi
— 2 nights
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Jodhpur
— 1 night
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
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Pathanamthitta
— 2 nights
Drive to Trivandrum International Airport, Fly to Kempegowda International Airport

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Mysuru (Mysore)

Cultural Capital of Karnataka

A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple and then explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) tour itinerary builder.

Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites

Kannur

— 1 night

Land of Looms and Lores

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.
On the 16th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sundareswara Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Cathedral Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Ettikulam Beach, then contemplate the long history of Mridanga Saileswari Temple, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cannanore Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kannur route planner.

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kannur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kannur

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kasaragod

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Madhur Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthapura Lake Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Anandashram, and finally contemplate the long history of Bekal Fort. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palakunnu Sree Bhagavathi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Swami Nithyanand Ashram, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bela Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trikkannad Tryambakeshwara Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kasaragod online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Kannur to Kasaragod in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Kasaragod are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mumbai

— 1 night

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahalakshmi Temple, don't miss a visit to Marine Drive, admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, and finally take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mumbai online trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kasaragod to Mumbai. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kasaragod in January since evenings lows in Mumbai dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums

Udaipur

— 1 night

Venice of the East

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 20th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, then explore the activities along Lake Pichola, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum.

For ratings and more tourist information, go to the Udaipur tour itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Mumbai to Udaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mumbai in January, things will get slightly colder in Udaipur: highs are around 28°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Diwan-e-Am, don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, and then explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Jaipur attractions tool.

Getting from Udaipur to Jaipur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums

Agra

— 1 night

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 23rd (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, then don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal, and finally explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Agra trip planner.

You can fly from Jaipur to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Jaipur, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Agra, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lotus Temple, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to India Gate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Humayun's Tomb, then step into the grandiose world of Red Fort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New Delhi online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in New Delhi are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Jodhpur

— 1 night

Sun City

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.
On the 26th (Tue), look for gifts at Ganesh Handicrafts, contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then admire the striking features of Walk to blueCity heritagetour.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur visit planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Jodhpur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in January, expect nights in Jodhpur to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Kochi (Cochin)

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thrikkakara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salem Marthoma Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Syro-Malabar Catholic Church of Forane, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Antony's Shrine, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu, and finally go for a walk through Queen's Walkway.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) online visit planner.

Fly from Jodhpur to Kochi (Cochin) in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jodhpur in January, you will find days in Kochi (Cochin) are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are much hotter (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pathanamthitta.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites

Pathanamthitta

— 2 nights
Pathanamthitta is a town and a municipality situated in the Central Travancore region in the state of Kerala, south India, spread over an area of 23.50 km2. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Orthodox Syrian Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paliakkara Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Subrahmanya Swamy Temple, and then stroll the grounds of Mor Ignatius Manjinikkara Dayara.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pathanamthitta trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Pathanamthitta in 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Pathanamthitta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pathanamthitta

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.