9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  4​h
1
Jaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Kovalam
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Kannur
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 30​min
5
Goa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Dubai

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur online trip builder .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Jaipur is an approximately 4-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Jaipur, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Jaipur is little chillier than Dubai - with highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks
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Amer jeep Safari ©
Amer jeep Safari
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Elefriend ©
Elefriend

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Adimalathura Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Kovalam takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Jaipur in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kovalam: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Adimalathura Beach ©
Adimalathura Beach

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 5th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Periyar Tiger Reserve forest, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Ezhara Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Azhikkal Beach and KIzhunna Beach. There's lots more to do: trek along Uchatthu Kayam- Riverside Picnic, Rafting and Kayaking Tourism, look for all kinds of wild species at Madayipara, tour the pleasant surroundings at Choottad Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ezharakund Waterfalls.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kannur holiday planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kannur in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Azhikkal Beach, Ezharakund Waterfalls
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Madayipara ©
Madayipara
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach

1
night
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
On the 10th (Wed), get your game on at Milsim Goa Paintball, then kick back and relax at Baga Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Bom Jesus.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Goa day trip planning app .

Getting from Kannur to Goa by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Milsim Goa Paintball ©
Milsim Goa Paintball
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus

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