21 days in India Itinerary

21 days in India Itinerary

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21 days in India Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
train + Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
4
Joshimath
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h 45​min
5
Munnar
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
6
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New Delhi


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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Jama Masjid, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Dilli Haat, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Red Fort (Lal Quila), then see the interesting displays at National Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazrat Nizamuddin Darga. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, admire the landmark architecture of Jama Masjid, hunt for treasures at Dilli Haat, then take a stroll through Paharganj, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi road trip planning app .

Stuttgart, Germany to New Delhi is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Stuttgart to New Delhi is 4 hours. Traveling from Stuttgart in September, expect New Delhi to be warmer, temps between 41°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 6th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort and then make a trip to Taj Mahal.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Agra online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Agra sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Parks
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Mehtab Bagh ©
Mehtab Bagh

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, shopping, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, admire the striking features of Birla Mandir Temple, don't miss a visit to City Palace of Jaipur, and contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip itinerary site .

Drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Joshimath.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind ©
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind

4
nights
Joshimath

Joshimath ©
Jyotirmath, also known as Joshimath is a city and a municipal board in Chamoli District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joshimath: Hemkund Sahib (in Chamoli), Badrinath (Shri Badrinath Ji Temple, Brahma Kapal, & more) and Sahastradhara (in Mandla). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valley of Flowers National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Joshimath, and head outdoors with Auli.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Joshimath trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jaipur to Joshimath. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Joshimath

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Badrinath, Chamoli, Valley of Flowers National Park, Sahastradhara
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Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Valley of Flowers National Park ©
Valley of Flowers National Park
Hemkund Sahib ©
Hemkund Sahib

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munnar: Thekkady (Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation & Periyar Tiger Reserve). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at Attukal Waterfalls, and look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar travel route tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joshimath to Munnar. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Thekkady
Highlights from your plan
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens

3
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Get out of town with these interesting Alappuzha side-trips: Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (in Kumarakom) and Vaikom Mahadeva Temple (in Kottayam). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and visit a coastal fixture at Alappuzha Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Alappuzha trip planning tool .

Take a bus from Munnar to Alappuzha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha 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.
On the 21st (Sat), admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica and then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, then gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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