6 days in India Itinerary

6 days in India Itinerary

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6 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  3​h
1
Jaipur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Agra
— 1 night
+3
Train + Subway + Fly + Bus:  9​h 15​min
3
Goa
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
4
Mararikulam
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Kovalam
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and then stop by K.L. Jewellers. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then identify plant and animal life at Elefriend, and finally admire the striking features of Jal Mahal.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur tour builder tool .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Jaipur is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May, you will find days in Jaipur are a bit warmer (48°C), and nights are about the same (32°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Agra Fort, then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Agra online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Agra are 48°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Goa.

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
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Goa trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Agra to Goa takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Agra in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Goa: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Goa

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

1
day
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, then stroll through Mararikulam Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mararikulam attractions planning app .

Explore your travel options from Goa to Mararikulam with the Route module. In May, daytime highs in Mararikulam are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

1
day
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.
On the 6th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Kovalam takes 5 hours. May in Kovalam sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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