19 days in India Itinerary

19 days in India Itinerary

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19 days in India Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  22 h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
4
Udaipur
— 1 day
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Agra
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  5 h
7
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Toronto

2
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), browse the eclectic array of goods at Cochin Spice Market. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Kerala Museum, kick back and relax at Marari Beach, then explore the galleries of Kashi Art Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at David Hall Gallery & Cafe.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) online trip itinerary builder .

Toronto, Canada to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time is 10 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in September; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Museum ©
Kerala Museum
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Kerala Crafts, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Thekkady tour planner .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
On the 7th (Sat), look for gifts at Sarwaa, buy something for everyone on your list at Saphalyam Shopping Complex, then hunt for treasures at Chalai Bazaar, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Adimalathura Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Samudra Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Kovalam sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
day
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Pichola, view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Art_en_Soul shoppe, and finally view the masterpieces at Pacific Art.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Udaipur visit site .

Fly from Kovalam to Udaipur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola

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.
City Palace of Jaipur and Gem Plaza will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Amber Palace and Jitesh Arts. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, view the masterpieces at Samanvai Art Gallery, browse the exhibits of Jewels Lake Palace , Jaipur, and revel in the low prices at Creative Fashion India.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur trip planner .

Getting from Udaipur to Jaipur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 13th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, then stop by Unique Handicrafts, and finally take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Agra Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Shahin Arts, view the masterpieces at New Nice Marble Art & Handicrafts, then view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, and finally explore the galleries of U.P Handicrafts Development Center.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Agra road trip planner.

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Agra are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Taj Gallery ©
Taj Gallery

4
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Head to Pashmina House and The Little Paradisefor some retail therapy. Hall of Fame and Stok Palace Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, look for all kinds of wild species at Donkey Sanctuary, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Leh tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa

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