26 days in India Itinerary

26 days in India Itinerary

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26 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Agra
— 18 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Mumbai

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 1st (Wed), kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeramankara Shiva Temple, then visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam attractions planner.

Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, then contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals, and finally identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady visit planning app .

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 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Mangala Devi Temple ©
Mangala Devi Temple

2
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.
Spend the 7th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Amber Palace, stop by K.L. Jewellers, identify plant and animal life at Elefriend, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Jaipur trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Jaipur in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 48°C during the day and 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Amer Jeep Safari ©
Amer Jeep Safari

18
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. Get out of town with these interesting Agra side-trips: Keoladeo National Park (in Bharatpur), Mathura (Krishna Janmabhoomi Mandir, Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex, & more) and Vrindavan (Madan Mohan Temple, Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, & more). Spend the 11th (Sat) on the rails with a train tour. Spend the 17th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and contemplate the long history of Shah Burj.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read Agra trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Mathura, Vrindavan, Fatehpur Sikri, Jamui District, Keoladeo National Park
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal ©
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal

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