18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
3
Kannur
— 2 nights
4
Goa
— 3 nights
5
Agra
— 2 nights
6
Jaipur
— 3 nights

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.
Do your shopping at LuLu Mall and Indian Industries. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like David Hall Gallery & Cafe and Kashi Art Gallery. When in Kochi (Cochin), make a side trip to see Marari Beach in Mararikulam, approximately Mararikulam away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, take an in-depth tour of Kerala Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and stop by Waltons Boutique.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning website.

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Get in touch with nature at Elephant Junction and Periyar Tiger Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, stop by Kerala Crafts, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation

2
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at KIzhunna Beach, and then stroll through Thottada Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Azhikkal Beach, stroll through Chal Beach Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Choottad Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kannur travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kannur takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Azhikode
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
KIzhunna Beach ©
KIzhunna Beach

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Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Relax by the water at Baga Beach and Agonda Beach. Get in touch with nature at Animal Shelter Agonda and Palolem Beach. There's more to do: look for gifts at Sheek Emporium.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Goa route maker site.

Traveling by flight from Kannur to Goa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Head to Marble Handicrafts Agra and Shahin Artsfor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Taj Mahal and U.P Handicrafts Development Center. Take a break from Agra with a short trip to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Agra Fort, view the masterpieces at New Nice Marble Art & Handicrafts, and browse the exhibits of Agra Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Agra online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Goa to Agra by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Goa in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Agra, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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.
Amber Palace and Jitesh Arts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Make Bike Trip and Elefriend will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Amer Jeep Safari, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gem Plaza.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Amber Palace
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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