22 days in India Itinerary

22 days in India Itinerary

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22 days in India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Goa
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Udaipur
— 1 night
6
Jaipur
— 3 nights
7
Agra
— 3 nights
8
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Agonda Beach and Baga Beach. Get in touch with nature at Benaulim Beach and Animal Shelter Agonda. It doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica of Bom Jesus and stop by Shamrock Jewellers.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Goa attractions planner.

London, UK to Goa is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from London to Goa. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Goa hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Benaulim Beach ©
Benaulim Beach

3
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.
Visiting Marari Beach and Cherai Beach will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Paradesi Synagogue and Church of Saint Francis. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Mararikulam Beach (in Mararikulam), Malayattoor Church (in Malayattoor) and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and take an in-depth tour of Kerala Folklore Museum.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Goa to Kochi (Cochin) takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goa in January, you will find days in Kochi (Cochin) are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Malayattoor Church
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

1
night
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 11th (Sat), examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kovalam trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 12th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
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 14th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, then explore the historical opulence of Monsoon Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Udaipur trip app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Udaipur takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Udaipur, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Bagore Ki Haveli Museum ©
Bagore Ki Haveli Museum
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

3
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.
Visit Amber Palace and Jal Mahal for their historical value. Get outdoors at Amer Jeep Safari and Elefriend. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, and brush up on your military savvy at Nahargarh Fort.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jaipur trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

3
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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Get some cultural insight at Agra Fort and Shah Burj. Visit Taj Mahal and Gurudwara Guru ka Tal for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, stroll the grounds of Roman Catholic Cemetery, admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Agra road trip app .

Drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Jaipur in January, you will find days in Agra are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

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

3
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lodhi Garden, admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, then make a trip to India Gate, and finally contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and then take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi online route planner .

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

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