10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  12​h
1
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + subway + train:  9​h 30​min
4
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
New Delhi
— Few hours
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Istanbul

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend, and then step into the grandiose world of Amber Fort. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Govind Dev Ji Temple.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip builder website .

Istanbul, Turkey to Jaipur is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Istanbul to Jaipur, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in March: highs in Jaipur hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Jaipur

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Wildlife
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

2
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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.
On the 6th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Hawa Beach. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Jaipur to Kovalam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kovalam when traveling from Jaipur in March, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa 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 8th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 10th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then contemplate the long history of Shah Burj, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Agra day trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Thekkady to Agra in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, flight, and train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

#Historic Sites
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Shah Burj ©
Shah Burj

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hours
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 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Humayun's Tomb.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi travel planner.

Getting from Agra to New Delhi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

#Historic Sites, #Parks
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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