8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 15​min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Agra online trip builder .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Agra is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Agra is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dubai in January; daily highs in Agra reach 22°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir 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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and EleSafari. Kids will enjoy Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Amber Palace, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, take a peaceful walk through Grass Farm Nursery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur road trip planner.

Getting from Agra to Jaipur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Agra in January, expect nights in Jaipur to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Nature & Wildlife Tours
EleSafari ©
EleSafari

1
night
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

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Getting from Jaipur to Kovalam by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Jaipur in January: highs in Kovalam hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

2
nights
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 7th (Tue): stop by Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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