18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Agra
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  7​h
3
Goa
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  7​h 15​min
4
Kannur
— 2 nights
+3
train + taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h
5
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Perth

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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, childrens museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Amber Palace, don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, pause for some photo ops at Diwan-e-Khas Hall of Private Audience, and get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Jaipur vacation builder .

Perth, Australia to Jaipur is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Perth to Jaipur due to the time zone difference. In January, Jaipur is a bit cooler than Perth - with highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Wildlife
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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 11th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then make a trip to Shri Mankameshwar Mandir.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Agra trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jaipur in January: highs in Agra hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Agra

#Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Agonda Beach, stroll through Baga Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Bom Jesus, and take a stroll through Old Goa.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Goa trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Goa in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Agra in January, expect nights in Goa to be much warmer, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Goa

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach

2
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.
Step out of Kannur with an excursion to Thalassery Fort in Thalassery--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, tour the pleasant surroundings at KIzhunna Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sundareswara Temple.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read Kannur vacation app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Goa to Kannur in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kannur

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Thalassery Fort, Azhikkal Beach
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then kick back and relax at Samudra Beach.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kovalam day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, and flight from Kannur to Kovalam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): make a trip to Alappuzha Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Marari Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Andhakaranazhi Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mararikulam journey planner.

Getting from Kovalam to Mararikulam by car takes about 4.5 hours. In January in Mararikulam, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mararikulam

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Alappuzha
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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