23 days in India Itinerary

23 days in India Itinerary

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23 days in India Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Foot + Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  7 h 30 min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Kannur
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 30 min
7
Goa
— 3 nights
Fly + Foot:  14 h
End: Birmingham

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and then don't miss a visit to India Gate. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham and then contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip itinerary planner .

Birmingham, UK to New Delhi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Birmingham to New Delhi, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Birmingham in March, expect New Delhi to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort ©
Red Fort

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Taj Mahal and Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. Do some cultural sightseeing at Agra Fort and Bageshwarnath Temple. Step out of Agra with an excursion to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Guru ka Tal.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Agra trip planner .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Agra, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal ©
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal

4
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.
Elefanjoy has been added to your itinerary. Amber Palace and Akbari Masjid are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Brihaspati Dham Mandir and Shri Gopinath Temple. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Amer Jeep Safari, make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur trip builder app .

Getting from Agra to Jaipur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Jaipur are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Thekkady.

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

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mangala Devi Temple and Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, and admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Thekkady tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Jaipur to Thekkady in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Paradesi Synagogue and St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church. We've included these beaches for you: Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Mararikulam Beach (in Mararikulam) and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis and admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mararikulam, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thottada Beach and Ezhara Beach. When in Kannur, make a side trip to see Thalassery Fort in Thalassery, approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, walk around Chal Beach Park, and stroll through Azhikkal Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kannur trip maker .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Azhikode, Thalassery Fort
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Basilica of Bom Jesus and AUGUSTIN Studio & Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Agonda Beach and Palolem Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Goa.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Goa trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kannur to Goa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus

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