9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Varkala Town
— 1 night
Train + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): look for gifts at Joe Ikareth. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Durbar Hall Art Gallery.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) online sightseeing planner .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, Kochi (Cochin) is warmer than New Delhi - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

1
night
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): look for gifts at Moon Stone Arts, then kick back and relax at Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach, then kick back and relax at Varkala Beach, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Asparagus.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Varkala Town planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Varkala Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach ©
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach

1
night
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 4th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady day trip site .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Varkala Town to Thekkady takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
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.
Amber Palace and Jewels Lake Palace , Jaipur are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Ellora Arts and Gyan Museum. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the world behind art at Gallery Artchill, and see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jaipur trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Jaipur takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Shopping Wildlife
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Nature & Wildlife Tours
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, then view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

Plan trip to Agra with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Agra sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Gallery ©
Taj Gallery

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