21 days in India Itinerary

21 days in India Itinerary

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21 days in India Itinerary

Houston
Fly:  21​h 45​min
Mumbai (Bombay)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h
Houston

3
days
Mumbai (Bombay)

Mumbai (Bombay) ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai (Bombay) is known for museums, historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Gateway of India, contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, wander the streets of Chowpatty Beach, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mumbai (Bombay) itinerary planner.

Houston, USA to Mumbai (Bombay) is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Houston to Mumbai (Bombay), you'll lose 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in December, you will find days in Mumbai (Bombay) are warmer (90°F), and nights are a bit warmer (66°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

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Marine Drive
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Food Tours

3
days
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.
Take a break from Kochi (Cochin) with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take a stroll through Jew Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica.

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You can fly from Mumbai (Bombay) to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 74°F in Kochi (Cochin). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Udaipur.

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Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
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Paradesi Synagogue

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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.
On the 1st (Mon), look for gifts at Gothwal Art and then explore the activities along Lake Fatehsagar Udaipur.

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Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Udaipur in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

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Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Fatehsagar Udaipur ©
Lake Fatehsagar Udaipur

4
days
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.
Spend the 5th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Amber Fort, steep yourself in history at Royal Gaitor Tumbas, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and look for gifts at Akee International.

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Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Agra.

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Amber Fort ©
Amber Fort
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

3
days
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Change things up with a short trip to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Taj Mahal, admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, steep yourself in history at Shah Burj, and step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

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You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Jaipur in January, expect nights in Agra to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are little chillier, around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to New Delhi.

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Historic Sites Nature Parks

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Keoladeo National Park
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

3
days
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar.

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Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in New Delhi are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Swaminarayan Akshardham ©
Swaminarayan Akshardham

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