29 days in India Itinerary

29 days in India Itinerary

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29 days in India Itinerary

Start: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
3
Goa
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Udaipur
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Jaipur
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Agra
— 5 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
7
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Step out of the city life by going to Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Do your shopping at Kerala Crafts and Tropical Chocolate Factory. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady online travel planner .

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

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

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Paradesi Synagogue and Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple. Let the collections at Kashi Art Gallery and Durbar Hall Art Gallery capture your imagination. When in Kochi (Cochin), make a side trip to see Marari Beach in Mararikulam, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, look for gifts at Waltons Boutique, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, and stroll through Cherai Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip builder tool .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

3
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 a sense of the local culture at Mario Gallery and Old Goa. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Agonda Beach and Palolem Beach. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Sheek Emporium and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Bom Jesus.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Goa online vacation planner .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Goa by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Goa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Old Goa ©
Old Goa

1
day
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 (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Pichola, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and then stop by Art Fact.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Udaipur travel route site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Goa to Udaipur takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Goa in April: highs in Udaipur hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Amber Palace and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. Museum-lovers will appreciate City Palace of Jaipur and Gem Plaza. Spend the 20th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Gyan Museum, revel in the low prices at Creative Fashion India, look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend, and explore the galleries of Gallery Artchill.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jaipur trip itinerary app .

Getting from Udaipur to Jaipur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

5
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Get some historical perspective at Agra Fort and Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. Do your shopping at Taj Gallery and U.P Handicrafts Development Center. Step out of Agra to go to Bharatpur and see Keoladeo National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal, take in the exciting artwork at Agra Art Gallery, explore the galleries of New Nice Marble Art & Handicrafts, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Agra trip planner .

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

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
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Thiksey Monastery and Spituk Monastery. Head to Pashmina House and Tibetan Marketfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurdwara Pathar Sahib.

For reviews and more tourist information, read Leh online sightseeing planner .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa
Spituk Monastery ©
Spituk Monastery

2
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.
On the 29th (Mon), steep yourself in history at India Gate, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and then explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila). On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and then admire the natural beauty at Akshardham.

For photos and other tourist information, use the New Delhi trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Leh to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

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