20 days in India Itinerary

20 days in India Itinerary

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Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
2
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Agra
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
4
Goa
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Varkala Town
— 1 night
Train + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
8
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jodhpur trip planner.

Bengaluru to Jodhpur is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Jodhpur, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts

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.
Head to Anokhi Clothing Store and Jewels Lake Palace , Jaipurfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Amber Palace and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Amer Jeep Safari, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and browse for treasures at 925 Silver.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Jaipur using our trip planner.

Drive from Jodhpur to Jaipur in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Jaipur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Wildlife Shopping
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, admire the striking features of Agra Fort, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal, thentake in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mina Masjid.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Jaipur in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Agra: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Goa.

Things to do in Agra

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

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Baga Beach and Candolim Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Goa and Goa - Chitra. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Benaulim Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cavelossim Beach, and revel in the low prices at Indian Arts Exposition.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Goa online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Goa takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Agra in January, expect nights in Goa to be warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Vagator Beach
Vagator Beach
Benaulim Beach ©
Benaulim 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at G Mall, kick back and relax at Dharmadam Beach, thenkick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Madayipara, and finally browse the different shops at Capitol Mall.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kannur trip planner.

You can fly from Goa to Kannur in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Madayipara ©
Madayipara
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach
Dharmadam Beach ©
Dharmadam Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally wander the streets of Jew Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Kochi Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) online trip builder.

You can drive from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In January in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Spas

1
night
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stroll through Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thenlook for gifts at Shalimar Weaves, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Asparagus. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janardhana Swami Temple, thenidentify plant and animal life at Kaveri Elephant Theme Park, and then contemplate the long history of Sivagiri.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Varkala Town travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Varkala Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Varkala Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kaveri Elephant Theme Park
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach ©
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach

1
night
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 31st (Sun), stroll through Adimalathura Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, thenkick back and relax at Hawa Beach, thensoothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kovalam route planner.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Varkala Town to Kovalam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Adimalathura Beach ©
Adimalathura Beach
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Get a sense of the local culture at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and Shiny Tours & Travals. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get great views at Chellarcovil View Point.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Thekkady trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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