26 days in India Itinerary

26 days in India Itinerary

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26 days in India Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly + bus:  18​h 30​min
1
Goa
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Kannur
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Thekkady
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Agra
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Madrid

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 in touch with nature at Baga Beach and Palolem Beach. Shop till you drop at Literati Bookshop & Cafe and Prehistoric Rock Art Gallery. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Goa day trip tool .

Madrid, Spain to Goa is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Goa is 4 hours. Traveling from Madrid in August, you will find days in Goa are little chillier (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Goa

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

3
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Get outdoors at Uchatthu Kayam- Riverside Picnic, Rafting and Kayaking Tourism and Madayipara. Relax by the water at Azhikkal Beach and Chal Beach Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ezhara Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Choottad Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at G Mall.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kannur online visit planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Kannur in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Azhikode
Highlights from your plan
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach
Chal Beach Park ©
Chal Beach Park
Ezhara Beach ©
Ezhara Beach

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kerala Museum and Durbar Hall Art Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Marari Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, view the masterpieces at David Hall Gallery & Cafe, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Indian Industries, and explore the galleries of Kashi Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) visit planner .

Drive from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Museum ©
Kerala Museum
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Popular historic sites such as Shiny Tours & Travals and Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and The Periyar Interpretation Centre. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and look for gifts at Kerala Crafts.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip planner .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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 13th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli, explore the historical opulence of Monsoon Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Udaipur tour planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Udaipur in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Bagore Ki Haveli Museum ©
Bagore Ki Haveli Museum
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

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.
Get some cultural insight at Amber Palace and Gyan Museum. Do your shopping at Gem Plaza and Jewels Lake Palace , Jaipur. Spend the 18th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, identify plant and animal life at Amer Jeep Safari, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the masterpieces at Gallery Artchill.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur online day trip planner .

Fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Visit Agra Fort and Shah Burj for their historical value. Head to Mughal Carpet and U.P Handicrafts Development Centerfor plenty of shopping. When in Agra, make a side trip to see Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, examine the collection at Taj Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the exciting artwork at Shahin Arts.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Agra online tour builder .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Museums Shopping 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

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gandhi Smriti and Relics of Buddha at National Museum. Get some historical perspective at Humayun's Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to India Gate, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akshardham, stop by LUV INDIYA CONCEPTS, and hunt for treasures at Chandni Chowk.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New Delhi online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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