8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Leh
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h
3
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Chennai

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): view the masterpieces at Kerala Museum and then buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) online tour itinerary planner .

Chennai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chennai in August: highs in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Kerala Museum ©
Kerala Museum

2
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Likir Gompa and Thiksey Monastery. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Khardung La. Step out of Leh to go to Hemis and see Hemis Monastery, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Leh travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Leh takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Khardung La
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Khardung La ©
Khardung La
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at U.P Handicrafts Development Center, then view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and finally don't miss a visit to Agra Fort.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Agra sightseeing planner .

Getting from Leh to Agra by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In August, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Gallery ©
Taj Gallery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Jitesh Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Gyan Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Jewels Lake Palace , Jaipur, then learn about all things military at Nahargarh Fort, and finally browse for treasures at Gem Plaza.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, look for gifts at Gothwal Art, then explore the activities along Lake Pichola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Udaipur trip maker .

Getting from Jaipur to Udaipur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jaipur in August: highs in Udaipur hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Parks Nature
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Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

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