18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Thekkady
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Chennai

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 20th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple and then get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Udaipur trip app .

Chennai to Udaipur is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chennai in December, plan for slightly colder days in Udaipur, with highs around 29°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, stop by Ratnavali Arts, and look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur day trip tool .

Fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
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 25th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then make a trip to Jahangir Mahal. Keep things going the next day: take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, then make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then enjoy some diversion at Play Safari, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Agra trip itinerary site .

Drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Agra, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

3
nights
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, examine the collection at National Museum, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in New Delhi sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

1
night
Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then browse for treasures at Ganesh Handicrafts.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Jodhpur online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Jodhpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from New Delhi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jodhpur, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 31st (Tue), make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, and finally look for gifts at Bungalow Eight. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Banganga Tank, steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, then get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mumbai online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Jodhpur to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Jodhpur in December; daily highs in Mumbai reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

2
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre. Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Jeevamatha Church, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary website .

Fly from Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in January, Kochi (Cochin) is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, and take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady road trip tool .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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