22 days in India Itinerary

22 days in India Itinerary

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22 days in India Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  16​h
1
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Thekkady
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Perth

2
nights
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
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 21st (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Pichola, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, and then explore the historical opulence of Monsoon Palace.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Udaipur online trip itinerary builder .

Perth, Australia to Udaipur is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Perth to Udaipur. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Perth in December; daily highs in Udaipur reach 29°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

3
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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, identify plant and animal life at EleSafari, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Getting from Udaipur to Jaipur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Jaipur sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Change things up with a short trip to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, let the kids burn off some steam at Play Safari, and admire the striking features of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Agra online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate the long history of India Gate. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi road trip planner.

Getting from Agra to New Delhi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in New Delhi sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

1
night
Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then appreciate the history behind Jaswant Thada.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jodhpur road trip planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Jodhpur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Jodhpur to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Jaswant Thada ©
Jaswant Thada

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 1st (Wed), stop by Bungalow Eight, then pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, and then get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. On the next day, make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, cruise along Marine Drive, then admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and finally take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mumbai road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Jodhpur to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Jodhpur in December: high temperatures in Mumbai hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

3
nights
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.
Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) journey maker tool .

Getting from Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kochi (Cochin) when traveling from Mumbai in January, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Marari Beach
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

5
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thekkady: Munnar (Mistletoe art Gallery & Climbing Tours). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and look and learn at Green land spice garden.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady online tour planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

Munnar
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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