26 days in India Itinerary

26 days in India Itinerary

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26 days in India Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  23​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Agra
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

3
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Varkala Town (The Art of India & Asparagus) and Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Travancore, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and identify plant and animal life at Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) route builder website .

Los Angeles, USA to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): temperatures range from 91°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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Thekkady

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 Lake will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, and admire the sheer force of Pandikuzhi Waterfalls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Thekkady tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; 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
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kashi Art Gallery and David Hall Gallery & Cafe. For shopping fun, head to LuLu Mall or Kerala Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala). There's still lots to do: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Indian Industries, explore the galleries of Draavidia Gallery, look for gifts at Idiom Book Sellers, and take in the exciting artwork at Durbar Hall Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Marari Beach
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Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then enjoy the sand and surf at Chowpatty Beach, and finally cruise along Marine Drive. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, then get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, then look for gifts at Bungalow Eight, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Mumbai vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Mumbai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Mumbai when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in March, with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Museums Scenic Drive
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Chowpatty Beach ©
Chowpatty Beach
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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Udaipur

Udaipur ©
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, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Udaipur online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Udaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 61°F in Udaipur. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Amber Palace and Jal Mahal. For shopping fun, head to Jaipur Rugs Company Pvt. Ltd. or Gyan Museum. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, brush up on your military savvy at Nahargarh Fort, take in the exciting artwork at Kalee, and browse the exhibits of Jewels Lake Palace , Jaipur.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jaipur trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Jaipur sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Appreciate the collections at Taj Gallery and Taj Museum. Kids will enjoy Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham and Banke Bihari Temple. When in Agra, make a side trip to see Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Akbar the Great, view the masterpieces at U.P Handicrafts Development Center, and explore the galleries of Agra Art Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Agra sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vrindavan, Keoladeo National Park, Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, then don't miss a visit to India Gate, then look for gifts at KCS Kashmir Shawl Emporium, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Chandni Chowk. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in New Delhi are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

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