9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  3​h
1
Jaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Leh
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  8​h 45​min
3
Alappuzha
— 1 night
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moti Dungari Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and then explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur holiday maker website .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Jaipur is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in June, you will find days in Jaipur are somewhat warmer (47°C), and nights are about the same (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Moti Dungari Temple ©
Moti Dungari Temple
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jal Mahal ©
Jal Mahal

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Alchi Monastary and Likir Gompa. Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Spituk Monastery. Venture out of the city with trips to Monastero Tak Thok (in Sakti) and Hemis Monastery (in Hemis). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Shri Datun Sahib Ji, and admire the striking features of Stakna Monastery.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Leh trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Jaipur to Leh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery, Khardung La, Monastero Tak Thok
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Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa ©
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach.

Before you visit Alappuzha, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Leh to Alappuzha in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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