26 days in India Itinerary

26 days in India Itinerary

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Aurangabad
— 1 day
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2
New Delhi
— 4 nights
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3
Agra
— 2 nights
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4
Jaipur
— 4 nights
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5
Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive
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Udaipur
— 2 nights
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8
Mumbai
— 3 nights
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9
Goa
— 3 nights
Fly to Kochi, Taxi to Thekkady
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Thekkady
— 3 nights
Taxi to Kochi, Fly to Hyderabad

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Aurangabad — 1 day

City of Gates

A place of history, culture, and spiritualism, Aurangabad appeals to a growing number of pilgrims and tourists looking to get more out of their vacation in India.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Daulatabad Fort and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ellora Caves.

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Hyderabad to Aurangabad is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to New Delhi.
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Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:

New Delhi — 4 nights

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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, admire the striking features of Jama Masjid, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and make a trip to India Gate.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read New Delhi attractions tool.

Traveling by flight from Aurangabad to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Aurangabad in December: high temperatures in New Delhi hover around 27°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Agra.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:

Agra — 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then explore the world behind art at Marble Handicrafts Agra. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, then admire the natural beauty at Anguri Bagh, then admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and finally explore the galleries of Agra Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra trip app.

Drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Agra, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to Jaipur.
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Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

Jaipur — 4 nights

Pink City

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.
Spend the 14th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Amber Palace, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, steep yourself in history at Jal Mahal, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip site.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Jaisalmer.
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Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:

Jaisalmer — 3 nights

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Spend the 16th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Desert Art Gallery, see Off-Road Tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Jaisalmer trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Jaipur to Jaisalmer by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Jodhpur.
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Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:

Jodhpur — 1 night

Sun City

The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then take in the exciting artwork at Ganesh Handicrafts.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jodhpur vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Jodhpur, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Udaipur.
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Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:

Udaipur — 2 nights

Venice of the East

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Pita Shree Handicraft. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore the activities along Lake Pichola, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Udaipur tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Udaipur, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Mumbai.
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Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Mumbai — 3 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mount Mary Basilica, soak in style at Muktaa The Wellness Clinic & Luxury Spa Marine Drive, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mumbai trip planner.

You can fly from Udaipur to Mumbai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Udaipur in December, with highs in Mumbai at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Goa.
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Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:

Goa — 3 nights

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Agonda Beach, stroll through Patnem-Colomb Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Krishna Ayurveda Massage Centre, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Sheek Emporium - Armanii Boutique.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Goa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Goa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in December, you will find days in Goa are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are a bit warmer (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.
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Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

Thekkady — 3 nights

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for parks, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve, see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and experience rural life at Philip's Natural Honey And Bee Farm.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Goa to Thekkady takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

India travel guide

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It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.
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