24 days in India Itinerary

24 days in India Itinerary

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24 days in India Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
bus + Fly:  25​h
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
5
Goa
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
7
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sao Paulo

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.
Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, then contemplate the long history of India Gate, and finally contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip tool .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to New Delhi is an approximately 25-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to India Standard Time is 8 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in January: highs in New Delhi hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, contemplate the long history of Shah Burj, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple.

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

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Agra are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal ©
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at City Palace of Jaipur and Jal Mahal. You'll explore and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and Nahargarh Fort. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Amber Palace, look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, look for gifts at Royal Spices And Tea, and make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur road trip site .

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Agra in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jaipur, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

2
nights
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 15th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, browse the exhibits of Gothwal Art, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Udaipur driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Udaipur sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Bagore Ki Haveli ©
Bagore Ki Haveli
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

2
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of Bom Jesus and Church of St. Francis of Assissi. We've included these beaches for you: Baga Beach and Palolem Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Agonda Beach, contemplate the long history of Palacio do Deao, and identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Goa trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Udaipur to Goa in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Udaipur, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Goa, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple. Let the collections at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Napier Museum capture your imagination. Step out of Kovalam with an excursion to Vizhinjam Lighthouse in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)--about 38 minutes away. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kovalam trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Kovalam in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. January in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Chowara Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mangala Devi Temple and Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. Appreciate the collections at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and The Periyar Interpretation Centre. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 26th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

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

Drive from Thekkady to Mararikulam in 4.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Mararikulam can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

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 (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, see the interesting displays at International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum, get engrossed in the history at Antique Museum Kochi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Ernakulam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, then take in the exciting artwork at Durbar Hall Art Gallery, then wander the streets of Jew Town, and finally admire the striking features of Kerala Folklore Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. January in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple

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