12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  2 h 30 min
1
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  7 h 30 min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
5
Goa
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: New Delhi

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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Amer Jeep Safari. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, explore the galleries of Pratap Celebrity Wax Museum Jaipur, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Jaipur holiday planning site.

New Delhi to Jaipur is an approximately 2.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 48°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Amer Jeep Safari ©
Amer Jeep Safari
Nature & Wildlife Tours
EleSafari ©
EleSafari

2
nights
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 26th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady journey planning website.

Getting from Jaipur to Thekkady by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
On the 28th (Thu), kick back and relax at Adimalathura Beach, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Chowara Beach, kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kovalam road trip app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Kovalam sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Shanghumukham Beach, Chowara Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach
Adimalathura Beach ©
Adimalathura Beach

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marari Beach and Puthuvype Beach. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Alappuzha Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop in Alappuzha (about 2h 30 min away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take a stroll through Jew Town, and admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) online itinerary planner.

Getting from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Alappuzha, Marari Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda and then kick back and relax at Agonda Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Palolem Beach.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kochi (Cochin) to Goa in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Animal Shelter Agonda ©
Animal Shelter Agonda

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