7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai (Madras)
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Jaipur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Agra
— 1 night
+3
train + subway + Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Chennai (Madras)

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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 10th (Mon): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, and then make a trip to Jagat Shiromani Ji Temple. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors).

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jaipur route planner.

Chennai (Madras) to Jaipur is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Chennai (Madras) in December, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Jaipur: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Agra.

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

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to Shri Mankameshwar Mandir, then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, and then steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Agra trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

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#Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Shri Mankameshwar Mandir ©
Shri Mankameshwar Mandir

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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 13th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then stroll through Kovalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then kick back and relax at Samudra Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam journey maker site .

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. Traveling from Agra in December, expect nights in Kovalam to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): make a trip to Jew Town, take a stroll through Mattancherry, and then relax and rejuvenate at Ayurville.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) online trip builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.

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#Neighborhoods, #Spas
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Ayurville ©
Ayurville
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Mattancherry ©
Mattancherry

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Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 16th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mararikulam online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mararikulam are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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