9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Raipur
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Agra
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
5
Leh
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Raipur

1
day
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 8th (Wed): stop by Waltons Boutique, then look for gifts at Kochi Books, then look for gifts at Idiom Book Sellers, and finally browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

To find reviews and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) day trip website .

Raipur to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Idiom Book Sellers ©
Idiom Book Sellers
Waltons Boutique ©
Waltons Boutique

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.
On the 9th (Thu), look for gifts at Ramachandran, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kovalam day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

RamachandraN
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore City Palace of Jaipur and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Gem Palace and Dev Arts N Jewels. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, look for gifts at Anokhi Clothing Store, and look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari.

To find out how to plan a trip to Jaipur, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kovalam to Jaipur by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Shopping Wildlife Parks
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, then stop by The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs, and finally look for gifts at Marble Cottage.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Agra are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs ©

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), stop by De Pashmina Emporium, look for gifts at Himalayan Pashmina Shawls, stop by Zanskar Arts, then see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Leh trip planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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De Pashmina Emporium ©
De Pashmina Emporium
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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