8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary builder site .

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with highs around 36°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Marari Beach and Vaikom Mahadeva Temple will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam to see Mararikulam Beach about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) online road trip planner .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Jaipur trip builder site .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Jaipur by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December: highs in Jaipur hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Spas
Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur ©
Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 29th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Agra Fort and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Agra trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Agra sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

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