31 days in India Itinerary

31 days in India Itinerary

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31 days in India Itinerary

Start: Valdivia
Fly + Drive:  42​h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
4
Goa
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
5
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  39​h
End: Valdivia

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Paradesi Synagogue and Church of Saint Francis will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, stop by Kochi Books, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Indian Industries, and admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) sightseeing planner.

Valdivia, Chile to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 42-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Valdivia to Kochi (Cochin) due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Valdivia in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kochi (Cochin), with highs around 38°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

2
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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then look for gifts at Abraham's Spice Garden. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, take in nature's colorful creations at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, then stop by Kerala Crafts, and finally revel in the low prices at Tropical Chocolate Factory.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Thekkady tour planner.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Shopping Wildlife
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Kerala Crafts ©
Kerala Crafts

4
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Vizhinjam Lighthouse for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to The Art of India or Keralashopee. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam Beach, & more) and Varkala (Shalimar Weaves & Varkala Beach). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Mahadeva Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sightseeing planner.

Drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

4
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Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Visiting Agonda Beach and Palolem Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Arambol Beach and Baga Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Varca Beach, steep yourself in history at Palacio do Deao, and stop by Hollywood Fashion Goa.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Goa trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Goa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Goa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Mumbai (Bombay).

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

3
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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Shop till you drop at Bungalow Eight and Colaba Causeway. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gateway of India and Shree Siddhivinayak. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Crawford Market, don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, take a stroll through Chowpatty Beach, and contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mumbai (Bombay) itinerary planner.

Getting from Goa to Mumbai (Bombay) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Goa in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Mumbai (Bombay). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Shopping Outdoors Historic Sites
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Bungalow Eight ©
Bungalow Eight
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

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 20th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, look for gifts at Little Armani, then look for gifts at Gothwal Art, and finally take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Udaipur itinerary builder.

You can fly from Mumbai (Bombay) to Udaipur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Shopping Nature
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola

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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.
Head to Heritage Textiles & Handicrafts and The Gem Palacefor plenty of shopping. City Palace of Jaipur and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur are good opportunities to explore the local culture. It doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Amber Fort and stop by Jannat.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Head to Mughal Carpet and The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirsfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. When in Agra, make a side trip to see Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: look for gifts at Subhash Emporium.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra vacation builder.

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Jaipur in January, plan for little chillier days in Agra, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, contemplate the long history of India Gate, then stop by Craft House, and finally explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Swaminarayan Akshardham.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi itinerary planner.

Drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in New Delhi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort ©
Red Fort

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