26 days in India Itinerary

26 days in India Itinerary

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26 days in India Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  20​h
1
Havelock Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h 30​min
2
Neil Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h
4
Gokarna
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Goa
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Agra
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
9
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Havelock Island

Havelock Island ©
Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Kalapathar Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Vijaynagar Beach and then stroll through Radhanagar Beach.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Havelock Island day trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Havelock Island is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Neil Island.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach
Radhanagar Beach ©
Radhanagar Beach
Vijaynagar Beach ©
Vijaynagar Beach

1
night
Neil Island

Neil Island ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Bharatpur Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Laxmanpur Beach, and then snap pictures at Howrah Bridge.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Neil Island trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Havelock Island to Neil Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Neil Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bharatpur Beach ©
Bharatpur Beach
Laxmanpur Beach ©
Laxmanpur Beach
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

2
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to LuLu Mall and Spas. We've included these beaches for you: Marari Beach and Mararikulam Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) driving holiday planning app .

Explore your travel options from Neil Island to Kochi (Cochin) with the Route module. In December, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gokarna.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Spas Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Mararikulam
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

1
day
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Om Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahabaleswara Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gokarna trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kochi (Cochin) to Gokarna takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Goa.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Mahabaleswara Temple ©
Mahabaleswara Temple

4
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tomb of St. Francis Xavier and Cheshire Cat Jewellery Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sheek Emporium and Sri Damodar Temple. There's still lots to do: stroll through Morjim Beach, take a stroll through Old Goa, and kick back and relax at Baga Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Goa trip planner .

You can drive from Gokarna to Goa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Goa ©
Old Goa
Morjim Beach ©
Morjim Beach
Sheek Emporium ©
Sheek Emporium

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.
Head to Little Armani and Udaipur Art Villafor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like City Palace of Udaipur and Art Haveli. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of ShreenathJi Temple, explore the activities along Lake Pichola, and view the masterpieces at B. G. Sharma Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Udaipur road trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Udaipur in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goa in January, expect nights in Udaipur to be cooler, around 10°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fine Art School (Painting House), Art Haveli
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Spas
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.
Head to Ellora Arts and Gallery Artchillfor some retail therapy. Amber Palace and Nahargarh Fort are good opportunities to explore the local culture. On the 9th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to City Palace of Jaipur, explore the galleries of Kalee, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and explore the world behind art at Jitesh Arts.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur itinerary website .

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 26°C, while at night they 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 Jaipur

Tours Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Spas
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal, then stop by Unique Handicrafts, and then admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, and then browse the exhibits of U.P Handicrafts Development Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Agra online day trip planner .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Jaipur in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Agra: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Unique Handicrafts ©
Unique Handicrafts

4
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Get some cultural insight at Shanti Stupa and Monastero Tak Thok. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hazara Arts and River Rafting & Tubing. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Khardung La, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lotsawa Lha-Khang, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Shri Datun Sahib Ji, and make a trip to Temple at Sumda Chun.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Leh day trip site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Khardung La, Hazara Arts, Monastero Tak Thok
Highlights from your plan
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Monastero Tak Thok ©
Monastero Tak Thok

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