18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  1​h 45​min
1
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Agra
— 1 night
+3
Train + Subway + Fly + Bus:  9​h 15​min
3
Goa
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Kannur
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Attractions like Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, explore the ancient world of Amber Palace, and admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Jaipur trip maker app .

Ahmedabad to Jaipur is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in October, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Nature & Wildlife Tours
EleSafari ©
EleSafari

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 4th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Agra trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal

2
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Attractions like Baga Beach and Agonda Beach make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Palolem Beach, identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda, and get in on the excitement at Milsim Goa Paintball.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Goa trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Agra to Goa takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Agra in October: highs in Goa hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Goa

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

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 enjoy Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Sri Rajarajeswara Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Sargaalaya (in Kozhikode), Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple (in Parassinikadavu) and Lokamalayar Kavil Ambalam @ Lokanarkavu temple (in Vadakara). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Ezhara Beach, kick back and relax at Ettikulam Beach, and get in on the family fun at V-Pra Kaayal Floating Park.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kannur trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Kannur in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, Azhikkal Beach, Lokamalayar Kavil Ambalam @ Lokanarkavu temple, Sargaalaya
Highlights from your plan
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple ©
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach

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 Varkala Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kappil Beach (in Varkala) and Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, find something for the whole family at Magic Planet Theme Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Veli Tourist Village, and enjoy the sand and surf at Muthalapozhi.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel route planner .

You can fly from Kannur to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Family-friendly places like Elephant Junction and Green land spice garden will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, get outside with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride, get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, and admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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