24 days in India Itinerary

24 days in India Itinerary

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24 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Jaipur
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 30​min
8
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 30​min
10
Goa
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
Varanasi

Varanasi
A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
On the 26th (Fri), explore the activities along Ganges River, stop by Varanasi Remembrances, and then stop by The Bed Silk & Pashmina.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Varanasi tour itinerary planner .

Mumbai to Varanasi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Varanasi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ganges River
Ganges River
The Bed Silk & Pashmina ©
The Bed Silk & Pashmina
Varanasi Remembrances ©
Varanasi Remembrances

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Head to Unique Handicrafts and Subhash Emporiumfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Marble Cottage, contemplate the long history of Shah Burj, and buy something for everyone on your list at Saket Mall.

Before you visit Agra, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Varanasi to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

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

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Humayun's Tomb and India Gate. Get some historical perspective at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Swaminarayan Akshardham. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Red Fort (Lal Quila), browse the eclectic array of goods at Gourmet Desire, admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, and stop by Craft House.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New Delhi trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort ©
Red Fort

5
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 your shopping at Anokhi Clothing Store and New Maharaja Gem Palace. Get a sense of the local culture at Amber Fort and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. There's more to do: look for gifts at The Gem Palace and get some fabulous bargains at Heritage Textiles.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jaipur trip itinerary app .

Fly from New Delhi to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Jaipur sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Shopping Historic Sites Classes
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
The Gem Palace ©
The Gem Palace

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 7th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and then look for gifts at Little Armani.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Udaipur online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Udaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Marine Drive, look for gifts at Bungalow Eight, and then admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mumbai day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Mumbai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Udaipur in November, expect Mumbai to be a bit warmer, temps between 40°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Mumbai

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Bungalow Eight ©
Bungalow Eight

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stroll through Lighthouse Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, then look for gifts at Ramachandran, and then stop by Silkyway.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mumbai to Kovalam in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Mumbai in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Kovalam, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 11th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, then revel in the low prices at Tropical Chocolate Factory, then look for gifts at Kerala Crafts, and finally contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Kovalam to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Crafts ©
Kerala Crafts
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Tropical Chocolate Factory ©
Tropical Chocolate Factory

3
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.
Visit Marari Beach and Puthuvype Beach for some beach relaxation. Head to LuLu Mall and Anokhifor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: stop by Kochi Books and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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.
Visit Agonda Beach and Dona Paula Beach and Viewpoint for some beach relaxation. Do your shopping at Ashoka Jewellers and Margao Market. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Palolem Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baga Beach, and steep yourself in history at Palacio do Deao.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Goa vacation site .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Goa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in November, expect nights in Goa to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

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