8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Dubai
+2
Fly + subway + train:  9​h
1
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Varkala
— 1 night
train + taxi:  3​h 45​min
5
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Dubai

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then look for gifts at Mughal Carpet.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Agra trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Agra is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Agra due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Agra at 39°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to EleSafari and Elefriend. Head to Gem Plaza and Jitesh Artsfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Amber Palace, admire the masterpieces at Gyan Museum, identify plant and animal life at Amer Jeep Safari, and revel in the low prices at Creative Fashion India.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jaipur trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Jaipur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Jaipur

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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Amer Jeep Safari ©
Amer Jeep Safari
EleSafari ©
EleSafari

1
night
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 14th (Wed): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Indian Industries, look for gifts at Waltons Boutique, then buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, and finally get engrossed in the history at Kerala Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kochi (Cochin) trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Jaipur to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Varkala.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Kerala Museum ©
Kerala Museum
Indian Industries ©
Indian Industries

1
night
Varkala

Varkala ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kappil Beach, kick back and relax at Varkala Beach, then revel in the low prices at Asparagus, and finally look for gifts at Moon Stone Arts.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Varkala itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Varkala in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Varkala can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Varkala

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach

1
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 16th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then stop by Kerala Crafts.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Varkala to Thekkady in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Kerala Crafts ©
Kerala Crafts

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