28 days in India Itinerary

28 days in India Itinerary

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New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Agra
— 4 nights
Train to Gwalior Jn., Fly to Trivandrum
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Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive
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Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
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Goa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Udaipur
— 2 nights
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Jaipur
— 6 nights
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New Delhi

— 2 nights
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.
On the 10th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Red Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate the long history of India Gate.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi visit planner.

Islamabad, Pakistan to New Delhi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Islamabad to New Delhi, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Islamabad in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 10°C in New Delhi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks

Agra

— 4 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Taj Mahal and Bageshwarnath Temple. Taj Gallery and New Nice Marble Art & Handicrafts will appeal to museum buffs. When in Agra, make a side trip to see Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, approximately Bharatpur away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Agra Fort, steep yourself in history at Saha Burj, take in the exciting artwork at Agra Art Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Soami Bagh.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Agra holiday maker site.

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kovalam

— 1 night
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, kick back and relax at Samudra Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Agra to Kovalam by combination of train and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Agra in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Kovalam, with highs around 36°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Thekkady

— 3 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Bring the kids along to Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Visiting Elephant Junction and Periyar Lake will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: stop by Green Land Spice Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, and get a taste of the local shopping with Abraham's Spice Garden.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip tool.

You can drive from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature

Kochi (Cochin)

— 5 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Paradesi Synagogue and David Hall Gallery & Cafe. Bring the kids along to Marari Beach and LuLu Mall. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Kerala Museum, browse for treasures at Indian Industries, take in the exciting artwork at Durbar Hall Art Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Goa

— 3 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Visit Baga Beach and Agonda Beach for some beach relaxation. Attractions like Palolem Beach and Shamrock Jewellers make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Bom Jesus.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Goa itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Goa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Goa: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Goa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Udaipur

— 2 nights

Venice of the East

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 30th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Udaipur Art Villa, explore the galleries of Art Haveli, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Udaipur online trip planner.

Fly from Goa to Udaipur in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Goa in December, Udaipur is much colder at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Jaipur

— 6 nights

Pink City

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.
Popular historic sites such as Amber Palace and Nahargarh Fort are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and Jitesh Arts. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, browse for treasures at Gem Plaza, contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, and view the masterpieces at ICA Gallery.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur trip website.

Getting from Udaipur to Jaipur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Jaipur are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.