20 days in India Itinerary

20 days in India Itinerary

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20 days in India Itinerary

Start: Konni
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Mararikulam
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kannur
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
4
Goa
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + subway + train:  7​h
5
Agra
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Konni

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Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mararikulam trip itinerary app .

Konni to Mararikulam is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In October in Mararikulam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

2
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Njarackal Arattuvazhi Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Puthuvype Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, stroll through Puthuvype Beach, and then stroll through Munambam Beach.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) planning app .

You can drive from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Puthuvype Beach ©
Puthuvype Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Ezhara Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kannur side-trips: Thalassery (Sree Ramaswami Temple & Thalassery Fort). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Azhikkal Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Choottad Beach, and browse the different shops at Capitol Mall.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kannur online journey planner .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
You'll get in some beach time at Palolem Beach and Dona Paula Beach and Viewpoint. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Baga Beach, contemplate the long history of Palacio do Deao, enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Goa road trip planning app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Kannur to Goa in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Goa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Goa

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

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day
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, then don't miss a visit to Jahangir's Hauz, and finally admire the striking features of Taj Mahal.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra route planning website .

Getting from Goa to Agra by combination of flight and train takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Goa in October: highs in Agra hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, then make a trip to India Gate, and finally don't miss a visit to Kalka Mandir. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

3
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Leh is known for historic sites, nature, museums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum, and make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Leh vacation planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Leh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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.
On the 16th (Tue), look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then make a trip to City Palace of Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Jagat Shiromani Ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Elefriend, look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, then admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and finally pause for some photo ops at Amar Jawan Jyoti.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Leh to Jaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in October, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

2
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Relax by the water at Kovalam Beach and Samudra Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, stroll through Adimalathura Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Jaipur to Kovalam takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jaipur in October: highs in Kovalam hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Chowara Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Adimalathura Beach ©
Adimalathura Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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