26 days in India Itinerary

26 days in India Itinerary

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
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Thekkady
— 3 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
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Mumbai
— 2 nights
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Udaipur
— 2 nights
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Jaipur
— 4 nights
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Agra
— 4 nights
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New Delhi
— 2 nights
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Evergreen City of India

Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Head to Asparagus and The Art of Indiafor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Napier Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Varkala Beach (in Varkala Town) and Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, look for all kinds of wild species at Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, and browse the different shops at Mall of Travancore.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip website.

Los Angeles, USA to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 13.5 hour difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:

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Thekkady

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Visiting Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Abraham's Spice Garden and Periyar Lake. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Thekkady route planner.

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

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Kochi (Cochin)

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Head to LuLu Mall and Durbar Hall Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Family-friendly places like Marari Beach and Indian Industries will thrill your kids. When in Kochi (Cochin), make a side trip to see St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam in Cherthala, approximately Cherthala away. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at David Hall Gallery & Cafe, take an in-depth tour of Kerala Museum, explore the galleries of Kashi Art Gallery, and stop by Idiom Book Sellers.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 18:

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Mumbai

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then kick back and relax at Chowpatty Beach, and finally take a memorable drive along Marine Drive. On the next day, snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, then take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, then look for gifts at Bungalow Eight, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Mumbai trip builder tool.

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Mumbai in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 70°F in Mumbai. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

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Udaipur

Venice of the East

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Pichola, view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple.

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

You can fly from Mumbai to Udaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Udaipur when traveling from Mumbai in March, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:

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Jaipur

Pink City

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gyan Museum and Jaipur Rugs Company Pvt. Ltd.. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Amber Palace and Jal Mahal. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and admire the masterpieces at Jitesh Arts.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Jaipur sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:

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Agra

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kids will enjoy Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Museum-lovers will get to explore Taj Gallery and Taj Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Keoladeo National Park (in Bharatpur) and Vrindavan (Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham & Banke Bihari Temple). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Tomb of Akbar the Great, view the masterpieces at Agra Art Gallery, explore the galleries of UP Handicraft Development Centre Agra, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Agra holiday planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Agra are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:

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New Delhi

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
On the 31st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Humayun's Tomb, make a trip to India Gate, then look for gifts at KCS Kashmir Shawl Emporium, and finally hunt for treasures at Chandni Chowk. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our New Delhi trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.