16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

Start: Venice
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
3
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Leh
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Venice

1
night
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triprayar Sri Rama Temple. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple, then have fun and explore at Thrissur Zoo & Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Guruvayur trip itinerary tool .

Venice, Italy to Guruvayur is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to India Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Venice in October, expect Guruvayur to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

Thrissur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple

1
night
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then examine the collection at Priyadarshini Planetarium, then have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, and finally make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Magic Planet Theme Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Kovalam day trip planning site .

Getting from Guruvayur to Kovalam by car takes about 8 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Kovalam

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Priyadarshini Planetarium ©
Priyadarshini Planetarium

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.
On the 6th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli, explore the galleries of Gothwal Art, then explore the galleries of City Palace of Udaipur, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of ShreenathJi Temple.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Udaipur trip planner.

You can fly from Kovalam to Udaipur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kovalam in October, expect nights in Udaipur to be little chillier, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple
Bagore Ki Haveli Museum ©
Bagore Ki Haveli Museum

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 8th (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, identify plant and animal life at EleSafari, and then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, and finally see the interesting displays at Albert Hall Museum.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur day trip planner.

Getting from Udaipur to Jaipur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then steep yourself in history at Shah Burj, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dayal Bagh, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Agra trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Saha Burj ©
Saha Burj

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, then contemplate the long history of India Gate, then contemplate the long history of Humayun's Tomb, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lodhi Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), then admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort ©
Red Fort
India Gate ©
India Gate

2
nights
Leh

Leh ©
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 14th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, then appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, then see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Samstanling Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basgo gompa, and finally don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Leh vacation planning site .

Fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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