6 days in India Itinerary

6 days in India Itinerary

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6 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h
3
New Delhi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Ajmer
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
6
Jaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Chennai

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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.
On the 3rd (Wed), examine the collection at Priyadarshini Planetarium, then look for gifts at Sarwaa, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour planner .

Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chennai in April: highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory, look for gifts at Kerala Crafts, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady trip planner.

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 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Kerala Crafts ©
Kerala Crafts

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of India Gate, take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and then make a trip to Red Fort (Lal Quila).

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to New Delhi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. April in New Delhi sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, and finally view the masterpieces at U.P Handicrafts Development Center.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra online day trip planner .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ajmer.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Taj Gallery ©
Taj Gallery

1
day
Ajmer

Ajmer
Although usually visited on a day trip from the nearby Pushkar, the lively, often chaotic city of Ajmer has its share of sights.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ajmer trip maker site .

You can drive from Agra to Ajmer in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Ajmer

Historic Sites Tours Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Jitesh Arts.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from Ajmer to Jaipur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in April, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

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