12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
New Delhi

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.
Visit Humayun's Tomb and Swaminarayan Akshardham for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Lodi Gardens. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, and make a trip to India Gate.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip generator.

Sydney, Australia to New Delhi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Sydney to New Delhi. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect nights in New Delhi to be little chillier, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 7th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Shah Burj, then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Agra vacation trip planner.

Drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Agra are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Saha Burj ©
Saha Burj

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Amber Fort and Nahargarh Fort. Do some cultural sightseeing at City Palace of Jaipur and Albert Hall Museum. And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, take a peaceful walk through Grass Farm Nursery, look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend, and steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur travel planner.

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

1
night
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 11th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Pichola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, and then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Udaipur travel planner.

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Nature Parks
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kovalam vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Udaipur to Kovalam in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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