5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  3​h
1
Jaipur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Agra
— 1 night
+3
train + subway + Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Grass Farm Nursery, then see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and then look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, and then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jaipur trip itinerary maker app .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Jaipur is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Grass Farm Nursery ©
Grass Farm Nursery

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make a trip to Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, and then make a trip to Taj Mahal.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Agra day trip site .

Drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Agra, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Agra

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

1
night
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 18th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kovalam route planning tool .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Agra to Kovalam in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from Agra, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kovalam, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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