17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Varkala Town
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Kannur
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Goa
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
6
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Bengaluru

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): kick back and relax at Kollam Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally stroll through Adimalathura Beach. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Golden Sand Beach Resort, enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, hunt for treasures at Chalai Bazaar, thenbrowse the different shops at Saphalyam Shopping Complex, and finally look for gifts at Aham Designer Boutique.

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Bengaluru to Kovalam is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bengaluru in January: high temperatures in Kovalam hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kollam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Kollam Beach ©
Kollam Beach
Aham Designer Boutique ©
Aham Designer Boutique

1
night
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
On the 17th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Janardhana Swami Temple, get some fabulous bargains at Asparagus, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thenstop by Shalimar Weaves, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach.

Before you visit Varkala Town, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Kovalam to Varkala Town by combination of taxi and train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Varkala Town

Beaches Parks Spas
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach ©
Papasnanam 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marari Beach and Mararikulam Beach. Do your shopping at LuLu Mall and Leens Export. Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Cherthala to see Arthunkal Beach about 58 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, revel in the low prices at Craft Tree, browse the eclectic array of goods at Cochin Spice Market, and stop by Jew Town.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) planner.

Traveling by car from Varkala Town to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Arthunkal Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Chal Beach Park and KIzhunna Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at G Mall and Capitol Mall. Take a break from Kannur with a short trip to Paithalmala Hill Station in Paithalmala, about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, stroll through Meenkunnu Beach, identify plant and animal life at Munderi Kadavu Bird Sanctuary, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kannur visit planning site.

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 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Paithalmala Hill Station, Chal Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Chal Beach Park ©
Chal Beach Park
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Baga Beach and Arambol Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Zorro Jewellers and Din Brothers Jewellers and Gold Smiths. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Palolem Beach and stroll through Fatrade Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Goa journey builder app.

Traveling by flight from Kannur to Goa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Agra.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Benaulim Beach ©
Benaulim Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 27th (Wed), tour in style with a train tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Saket Mall, contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, thenview the masterpieces at New Nice Marble Art & Handicrafts, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailash Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Agra Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at U.P Handicrafts Development Center, admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, thendon't miss a visit to Agra Fort, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Goa to Agra in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goa in January, you will find days in Agra are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are much colder (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Taj Gallery ©
Taj Gallery
Spas

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.
For shopping fun, head to Anokhi Clothing Store or 925 Silver. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Amer Jeep Safari, step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and explore the world behind art at Mukesh Art Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jaipur online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Agra, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jaipur, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Shopping Tours
Highlights from your plan
Amer Jeep Safari ©
Amer Jeep Safari
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Elefriend ©
Elefriend

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