9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Mararikulam
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Kovalam
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
3
Kannur
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
Jaipur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Agra
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Doha

1
day
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 26th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mararikulam vacation builder app .

Doha, Qatar to Mararikulam is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Doha to Mararikulam. Traveling from Doha in January, expect Mararikulam to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

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Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

1
day
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 27th (Sun), kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam online travel route planner .

You can drive from Mararikulam to Kovalam in 5 hours. January in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, kick back and relax at KIzhunna Beach, and then stroll through Thottada Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Azhikkal Beach, stroll through Payyambalam Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Choottad Beach.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kannur tour planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Kovalam to Kannur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Azhikkal Beach
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then steep yourself in history at Amber Palace, and finally stop by Royal Spices And Tea. Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then admire the striking features of Jal Mahal, then admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Govind Dev Ji Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kannur to Jaipur takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Agra Fort, make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Agra travel planner .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jaipur in January: highs in Agra hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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