28 days in India & Kerala Itinerary

28 days in India & Kerala Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
5
Jaisalmer
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Dubai


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1
night
Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then look for gifts at Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES).

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jodhpur attractions planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Jodhpur is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 1.5 hours. Traveling from Dubai in December, plan for little chillier nights in Jodhpur, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES) ©
Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES)

3
nights
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Qutub Minar, admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read New Delhi holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Jodhpur to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jodhpur in December, expect nights in New Delhi to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are little chillier, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, take in the pleasant sights at Taj Mahal View Point, admire the striking features of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, and explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Agra planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Agra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Agra, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip planner.

Drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Jaipur are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

1
night
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Jaisalmer visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Jaipur to Jaisalmer takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Safaris

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Animal Aid Unlimited, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sahelion Ki Bari, and finally stop by Gothwal Art.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Udaipur trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to Udaipur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Udaipur, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then make a trip to Gateway of India, and then stop by Bungalow Eight. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Crawford Market, steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then cruise along Marine Drive, then get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mumbai day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Udaipur in December; daily highs in Mumbai reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Shopping Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

4
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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, have some family-friendly fun at Plug And Play Gaming Lounge, and gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kochi (Cochin), with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

3
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple) and Varkala Town (Varkala Beach, Shalimar Weaves, &more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Palkulangara Devi Temple, and examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach

4
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, get outside with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and experience rural life at Philip's Natural Honey And Bee Farm.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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