6 days in India Itinerary

6 days in India Itinerary

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6 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  1​h 45​min
1
Jaipur
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Agra
— 1 night
+3
train + subway + Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Chennai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Ahmedabad

1
day
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.
On the 8th (Tue), look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and then explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur travel route planner.

Ahmedabad to Jaipur is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. October in Jaipur sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
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Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jal Mahal ©
Jal Mahal

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 9th (Wed), make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Agra travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal

1
day
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sightseeing planner.

Getting from Agra to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by combination of train, flight, and taxi takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Agra in October: highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

1
night
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kovalam planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kovalam in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. In October, Kovalam is somewhat warmer than Ooty (Udhagamandalam) - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalikambal Temple, then kick back and relax at Marina Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marundeeswarar Temple.

To find photos and other tourist information, read our Chennai online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Chennai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Chennai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kalikambal Temple ©
Kalikambal Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple ©
Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple

1
night
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
On the 13th (Sun), kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Seaside Promenade.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pondicherry driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Chennai to Pondicherry in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade

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