18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Kullu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Manali
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

3
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach) and Varkala Beach (in Varkala Town). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Holy Land, take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeramankara Shiva Temple, and look for gifts at Sarwaa.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sightseeing tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). In November, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Holy Land, Varkala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

4
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and make a trip to Qutub Minar.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip planner .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to New Delhi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in November, expect much colder with lows of 15°C in New Delhi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Kullu.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

2
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 11th (Mon), admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Raghunathjee Temple. On the next day, hike along Chandrakhani Pass and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kulant Pith.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kullu tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from New Delhi to Kullu with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Chandrakhani Pass ©
Chandrakhani Pass
Kulant Pith ©
Kulant Pith

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Bhrigu Lake, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and appreciate the views at Solang Valley.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Manali travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kullu to Manali takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 17th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh trip itinerary site .

Getting from Manali to Rishikesh by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple ©
Sri Venkateswara Swamy 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, admire the striking features of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally stop by Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and then get to know the resident critters at Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jaipur trip itinerary site .

Fly from Rishikesh to Jaipur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Jaipur are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

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