16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

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

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and then steep yourself in history at India Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Qutub Minar and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our New Delhi trip builder .

London, UK to New Delhi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to India Standard Time is 5 hours. Traveling from London in December, expect nights in New Delhi to be somewhat warmer, around 10°C, while days are much warmer, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then make a trip to Jahangir Mahal. Keep things going the next day: take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then let the kids burn off some steam at Play Safari, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Agra trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Agra sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur, then see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally look for gifts at Ratnavali Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Make Bike Trip, make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and then step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jaipur trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Udaipur trip planner .

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Parks Nature
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

1
night
Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Ganesh Handicrafts.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jodhpur online journey planner .

You can drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December in Jodhpur, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, explore the galleries of Green land spice garden, and get a taste of the local shopping with Abraham's Spice Garden.

Find out how to plan Thekkady trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Jodhpur to Thekkady takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

2
nights
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.
On the 25th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre. On the next day, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Jeevamatha Church, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) online route maker .

Drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Historic Sites Spas
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Walking tours
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 27th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, and then don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, then take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, and finally contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mumbai route planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Mumbai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mumbai, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

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