18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Agra
— 1 night
Fly
3
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly
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Goa
— 2 nights
Fly to Kochi, Taxi to Thekkady
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Thekkady
— 2 nights
Taxi to Kochi, Fly to Mumbai
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Mumbai
— 3 nights
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New Delhi — 2 nights

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, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), and contemplate the long history of India Gate.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi trip itinerary builder website.

Newark, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to New Delhi, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Newark, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in New Delhi, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Agra.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Agra — 1 night

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Agra trip planning tool.

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Agra sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Jaipur.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

Jaipur — 3 nights

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 26th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Amber Palace, don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, and contemplate the long history of Jal Mahal.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur day trip planning website.

You can fly from Agra to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Jaisalmer.
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Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

Jaisalmer — 2 nights

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
On the 29th (Thu), take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the next day, admire the striking features of Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli and then contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jaisalmer travel route site.

Getting from Jaipur to Jaisalmer by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Udaipur.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Udaipur — 1 night

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 31st (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Pichola and then explore the galleries of City Palace of Udaipur.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Udaipur trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Jaisalmer to Udaipur takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Goa.
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Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

Goa — 2 nights

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
On the 1st (Sun), stroll through Animal Shelter Agonda and then stroll through Agonda Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Shamrock Jewellers and then enjoy the sand and surf at Baga Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Goa trip planner.

Fly from Udaipur to Goa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Udaipur in December, expect warmer with lows of 74°F in Goa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Thekkady.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

Thekkady — 2 nights

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 3rd (Tue), stroll through Periyar Tiger Reserve, look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden, and then stroll through Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

Before you visit Thekkady, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Goa to Thekkady takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.
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Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

Mumbai — 3 nights

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, cruise along Marine Drive, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mumbai trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Mumbai in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.
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Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.
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