16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  5​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kannur
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  9​h 15​min
4
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dubai

4
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Bring the kids along to Kovalam Beach and Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala Town (Kappil Beach, Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach, &more) and Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Magic Planet Theme Park, don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, engage your brain at Kerala Science and Technology Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Dubai in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): temperatures range from 37°C by day to 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

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.
Family-friendly places like Marari Beach and Chottanikkara Devi Temple will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Alappuzha (Revi Karunakaran Museum & International Coir Museum). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, and steep yourself in history at Kadavum Bagam Synagogue.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) road trip planning app .

Fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Alappuzha, Shiva Temple Ernakulam , Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple

4
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple and Sri Rajarajeswara Temple. When in Kannur, make a side trip to see Azhikkal Beach in Azhikode, approximately Azhikode away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, stroll through KIzhunna Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church, and get in on the family fun at V-Pra Kaayal Floating Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kannur online route planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Azhikkal Beach, Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple ©
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): make a splash at Dolphin The Water World and then make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, then make a trip to Taj Mahal, and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Agra trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kannur to Agra takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 48°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Dolphin The Water World ©
Dolphin The Water World
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

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 19th (Tue): don't miss a visit to City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and finally get in on the family fun at Sunrise Dream World Amusement Park. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur, see the interesting displays at Jaipur Wax Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), and finally look for gifts at K.L. Jewellers.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jaipur route planning website .

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 48°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur ©
Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace

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