18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Fly:  14​h
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Kovalam
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Beirut

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.
On the 17th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Connaught Place, stop by People Tree, contemplate the long history of India Gate, then admire the striking features of Qutub Minar, then take in the exciting artwork at An Yahh!!, and finally wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Jahanpanah City Forest, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then buy something for everyone on your list at DLF Mall Of India, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

Plan my day in New Delhi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Beirut, Lebanon to New Delhi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to New Delhi is 3 hours. Traveling from Beirut in September, expect nights in New Delhi to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Tours Nature

Side Trip

DLF Mall Of India
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Jahanpanah City Forest ©
Jahanpanah City Forest
People Tree ©
People Tree

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 19th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Agra Fort, then admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then take in the exciting artwork at Shahin Arts. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour in style with a train tour, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stop by Mughal Carpet, and finally admire the striking features of Taj Mahal.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Agra route website .

Drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Spas
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

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.
On the 21st (Sat), browse the exhibits of Jitesh Arts, contemplate the long history of Amber Palace, look for gifts at New Maharaja Gem Palace, then browse for treasures at Gems Galaxy, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur travel route builder .

Getting from Agra to Jaipur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Shopping
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EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) journey builder site .

Getting from Jaipur to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Jaipur in September, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall

2
nights
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
On the 24th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Echo Point, Head underground at Swiftlet Cave Munnar, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally stop by Tata Tea Outlet.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Munnar attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Swiftlet Cave Munnar ©
Swiftlet Cave Munnar

1
night
Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, take an in-depth tour of Kumarakom Craft Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kumarakom Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Kerala Album Art Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kumarakom attractions planning site .

You can drive from Munnar to Kumarakom in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Kumarakom Craft Museum ©
Kumarakom Craft Museum

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): kick back and relax at Marari Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then look for gifts at Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Alappuzha trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kumarakom to Alappuzha takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop ©
Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, look for gifts at Abraham's Spice Garden, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady sightseeing planner .

Drive from Alappuzha to Thekkady in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Spas
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Varkala Beach and Hawa Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kovalam: Varkala (Asparagus & Moon Stone Arts) and Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Saphalyam Shopping Complex, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, & more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Adimalathura Beach, explore the activities along Karamana River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, and stroll through Samudra Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Kovalam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Varkala
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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