5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India holiday planner

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Varkala Town
— 1 day
Train to Thiruvananthapuram Central, Taxi to Kovalam
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Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly
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Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly
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Agra
— 1 night
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Varkala Town

— 1 day
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
On the 16th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at Swasthya Ayurveda Retreat Centre and then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Varkala Town online tour planner.

New Delhi to Varkala Town is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from New Delhi in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Varkala Town, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Spas · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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 (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip maker app.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Varkala Town to Kovalam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Jaipur.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Jaipur

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and then steep yourself in history at Amber Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on Elefantastic, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jaipur trip builder.

You can fly from Kovalam to Jaipur in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can fly to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Agra

— 1 night

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 20th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Agra trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Jaipur to Agra in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Agra are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites

India travel guide

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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.