26 days in India Itinerary

26 days in India Itinerary

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Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly
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Udaipur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jaipur
— 5 nights
Fly
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Agra
— 3 nights
Drive
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New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive
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Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive
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Kovalam
— 1 night
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Mumbai

— 2 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Gateway of India, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, cruise along Marine Drive, and get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Mumbai vacation builder app.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Mumbai is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Traveling from Colombo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mumbai, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Udaipur

— 2 nights

Venice of the East

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 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Ekling Ji Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sahelion Ki Bari, and then get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Udaipur trip maker tool.

You can fly from Mumbai to Udaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in January, with highs in Udaipur at 28°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Jodhpur

— 2 nights

Sun City

The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Ganesh Handicrafts, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Jaswant Thada and then explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Jodhpur, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure · Outdoors

Jaisalmer

— 2 nights

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli, then steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort, and then look for gifts at Shayama Cashmere Store. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Jaisalmer trip app.

You can drive from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Jaipur

— 5 nights

Pink City

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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, surround yourself with nature on Elefantastic, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jaipur itinerary maker.

You can fly from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Agra

— 3 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

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Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Agra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jaipur in January, expect nights in Agra to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

New Delhi

— 4 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, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, admire the landmark architecture of Jama Masjid, don't miss a visit to Qutub Minar, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Kochi (Cochin)

— 3 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from New Delhi in January, with highs in Kochi (Cochin) at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Museums

Thekkady

— 1 night
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 (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Ayur Sparsh.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady route maker.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Spas

Kovalam

— 1 night
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

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.