8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
1
Jaipur
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Agra
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Alappuzha
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Jaipur

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and finally meet the residents at Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur.

For photos and tourist information, use the Jaipur tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Jaipur. In July, daytime highs in Jaipur are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind ©
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 13th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dayal Bagh.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Agra road trip site .

Drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Dayal Bagh ©
Dayal Bagh
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

2
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Bring the kids along to Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Sri Rajarajeswara Temple. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Ezhara Beach, contemplate the long history of Mridanga Saileswari Temple, stroll through Azhikkal Beach, and get in on the family fun at V-Pra Kaayal Floating Park.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kannur day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Kannur takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Azhikkal Beach
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple ©
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Alappuzha online journey planner .

Getting from Kannur to Alappuzha by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Magic Planet Theme Park.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planning app .

You can take a train from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple ©
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

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