8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly:  2​h 15​min
1
Jaipur
— 1 night
2
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Kovalam
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Mararikulam
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h
6
New Delhi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Agra
— 1 night
End: Lucknow

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and then look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend, explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Joy.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jaipur tour itinerary planning site .

Lucknow to Jaipur is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. September in Jaipur sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

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Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 16th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and finally take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Udaipur online visit planner .

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Jaipur in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Udaipur: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Parks Nature
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Bagore Ki Haveli ©
Bagore Ki Haveli
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam road trip planner.

Getting from Udaipur to Kovalam by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 18th (Tue), stroll through Alappuzha Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mararikulam trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Kovalam to Mararikulam in 4.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Alappuzha Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Thekkady takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

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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 20th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and then take in the local highlights with Indian Great Drivers.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi trip builder app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to New Delhi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 21st (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Agra trip builder site .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

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