22 days in India Itinerary

22 days in India Itinerary

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22 days in India Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  20​h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Auckland

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 17th (Tue): deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and finally make a trip to Jew Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) journey planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Auckland to Kochi (Cochin). When traveling from Auckland in December, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin): temperatures range from 37°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

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 19th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Thekkady trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

1
night
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Pichola, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and then explore the galleries of Gothwal Art. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli, then admire the natural beauty at Sahelion Ki Bari, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Udaipur visit planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Udaipur in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Amber Palace, identify plant and animal life at Amer Jeep Safari, look for gifts at Ratnavali Arts, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gems Galaxy.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur holiday builder .

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Jaipur sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 26th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, make a trip to Taj Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, then make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then have some family-friendly fun at Play Safari, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Agra visit planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Agra, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

2
nights
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 28th (Sat), admire the striking features of Qutub Minar, take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate the long history of India Gate. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), then explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the New Delhi online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

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 30th (Mon): examine the collection at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then browse for treasures at Ganesh Handicrafts.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur trip builder app .

You can fly from New Delhi to Jodhpur in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jodhpur: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jodhpur

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

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Gateway of India, cruise along Marine Drive, admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum.

For photos and other tourist information, read our Mumbai trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Jodhpur to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Jodhpur in December, with highs in Mumbai at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

3
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), look for gifts at The Art of India, then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, then examine the collection at Napier Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in January, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is a bit warmer at night with lows of 27°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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