12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 15 min
4
Udaipur
— 1 day
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: New Delhi

1
day
New Delhi

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 28th (Sat), steep yourself in history at India Gate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the New Delhi tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to New Delhi. March in New Delhi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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.
On the 29th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Kerala Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, and then take in the exciting artwork at David Hall Gallery & Cafe. On your second day here, buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Indian Industries, then look for gifts at Joe Ikareth, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planning website .

Fly from New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in March; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Kerala Museum ©
Kerala Museum
David Hall Gallery & Cafe ©
David Hall Gallery & Cafe

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then look for gifts at Abraham's Spice Garden.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Udaipur.

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
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

1
day
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 2nd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, and then explore the galleries of B. G. Sharma Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Udaipur trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Udaipur in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Shopping
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
B. G. Sharma Art Gallery ©
B. G. Sharma Art Gallery

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Amber Palace and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. Appreciate the collections at City Palace of Jaipur and Diwan-e-Aam Hall of Public Audience. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Jaipur Rugs Company Pvt. Ltd., admire the masterpieces at Gyan Museum, take in the exciting artwork at ICA Gallery, and explore the galleries of Jitesh Arts.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jaipur attractions site .

Fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 7th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, and then view the masterpieces at Agra Art Gallery. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Shahin Arts, step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, and then browse the exhibits of U.P Handicrafts Development Center.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Agra sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Gallery ©
Taj Gallery

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