35 days in India Itinerary

35 days in India Itinerary

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35 days in India Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thrissur
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Kannur
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4​h 30​min
6
Goa
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
7
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Sydney

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kovalam Beach and Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam) and Varkala Town (Varkala Beach, Kappil Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, find something for the whole family at Magic Planet Theme Park, head off the coast to Poovar Island, and make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) vacation builder site .

Sydney, Australia to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Sydney to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kids will enjoy Green land spice garden and Elephant Junction. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and get great views at Chellarcovil View Point.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our Thekkady online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden ©
Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve

4
nights
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Family-friendly places like Guruvayur Temple and Triprayar Sri Rama Temple will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Thrissur: Palakkad (Malampuzha Dam, Malampuzha Garden and Dam, & more) and Guruvayur (Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, Parthasarathy Temple, & more). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine and identify plant and animal life at Kauthuka Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Thrissur trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Thekkady to Thrissur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daytime highs in Thrissur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Palakkad, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Marari Beach and Chottanikkara Devi Temple. Take a break from Kochi (Cochin) with a short trip to Mararikulam Beach in Mararikulam, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, kick back and relax at Njarackal Arattuvazhi Beach, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) journey site .

Traveling by train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. December in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mararikulam
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

4
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Kids will enjoy Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Sri Rajarajeswara Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple (in Parassinikadavu), Sargaalaya (in Kozhikode) and Thalassery Fort (in Thalassery). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Thottada Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Payyambalam Beach, admire the striking features of Lokamalayar Kavil Ambalam @ Lokanarkavu temple, and find something for the whole family at V-Pra Kaayal Floating Park.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kannur trip planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, Lokamalayar Kavil Ambalam @ Lokanarkavu temple, Thalassery Fort, Sargaalaya, Azhikkal Beach
Highlights from your plan
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple ©
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach

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.
Bring the kids along to Baga Beach and Arambol Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Utorda Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Goa attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kannur to Goa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. December in Goa sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and identify plant and animal life at Make Bike Trip.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Jaipur trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Jaipur in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goa in December, expect cooler with lows of 11°C in Jaipur. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Elefuncity ©
Elefuncity
Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur ©
Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, tour in style with a train tour, admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and stop by Rajrani Souvenirs.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Agra trip itinerary builder tool .

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 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, and don't miss a visit to Qutub Minar.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the New Delhi road trip site .

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in New Delhi sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham
India Gate ©
India Gate

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