26 days in India Itinerary

26 days in India Itinerary

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26 days in India Itinerary

Start: Konni
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
Udaipur
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Agra
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
6
Goa
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Thekkady
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
9
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
End: Konni

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 10th (Wed), kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach and then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour, then kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally look for gifts at Sarwaa.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kovalam trip builder site .

Konni to Kovalam is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

1
day
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, then browse the exhibits of City Palace of Udaipur, and finally view the masterpieces at Pacific Art.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Udaipur trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Udaipur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kovalam in April, you will find days in Udaipur are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are a bit cooler (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola

4
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 Gem Plaza and Gallery Artchill. Do some cultural sightseeing at Amber Palace and Jewels Lake Palace , Jaipur. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal, identify plant and animal life at Elefriend, and contemplate the long history of Nahargarh Fort.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

4
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Agra Fort and Shahin Arts. Popular historic sites such as Taj Mahal and Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: stop by Marble Handicrafts Agra, view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, explore the galleries of Agra Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Subhash Emporium.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Agra trip itinerary app .

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, then 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. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila) and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Gourmet Desire.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read New Delhi day trip app .

Getting from Agra to New Delhi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in New Delhi are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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.
Visiting Baga Beach and Animal Shelter Agonda will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Agonda Beach and Palolem Beach. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Literati Bookshop & Cafe and steep yourself in history at Palacio do Deao.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Goa trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Delhi to Goa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in April, expect nights in Goa to be a bit warmer, around 34°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kashi Art Gallery and Paradesi Synagogue. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, stop by Waltons Boutique, take in the exciting artwork at Kerala Museum, and browse the exhibits of Durbar Hall Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Goa to Kochi (Cochin) takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Kochi (Cochin) when traveling from Goa in April, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Get in touch with nature at Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar National Park. Get some cultural insight at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and Shiny Tours & Travals. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, make a trip to Banaras Ghats, and then admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple). Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Bharat Kala Bhavan, look for gifts at The Bed Silk & Pashmina, then don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Varanasi trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Varanasi takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Varanasi sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple ©
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Ganges River
Ganges River

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