17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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Kovalam
— 1 night
2
Varkala Town
— 1 night
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
4
Kannur
— 3 nights
5
Goa
— 3 nights
6
Agra
— 2 nights
7
Jaipur
— 3 nights

1
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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 15th (Fri), kick back and relax at Kollam Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, hunt for treasures at Chalai Bazaar, then browse the different shops at Saphalyam Shopping Complex, then stop by Aham Designer Boutique, and finally wander the streets of Mahatma Gandhi Road.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam online trip planner.

Bengaluru to Kovalam is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in January, things will get a bit warmer in Kovalam: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kollam Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas & Wellness
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

1
night
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
On the 17th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Janardhana Swami Temple, get some fabulous bargains at Asparagus, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stop by Shalimar Weaves, then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach.

Before you visit Varkala Town, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Kovalam to Varkala Town by combination of taxi and train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Varkala Town

Outdoors · Parks · Spas
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach ©
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach

3
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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marari Beach and Fort Kochi Beach. Do your shopping at LuLu Mall and Kashi Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Mararikulam Beach (in Mararikulam) and Arthunkal Beach (in Cherthala). Spend the 20th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Leens Export, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning tool.

Getting from Varkala Town to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Arthunkal Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas

3
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
You'll get in some beach time at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Thottada Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at G Mall and Capitol Mall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kannur: Paithalmala Hill Station (in Paithalmala) and Chal Beach Park (in Azhikode). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Payyambalam Beach, stroll through Ezhara Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Munderi Kadavu Bird Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kannur road trip planning site.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Paithalmala Hill Station, Chal Beach Park
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Spas

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Baga Beach and Arambol Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Zorro Jewellers and Din Brothers Jewellers and Gold Smiths. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Palolem Beach and stroll through Fatrade Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Goa journey builder app.

Traveling by flight from Kannur to Goa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Agra.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Benaulim Beach ©
Benaulim Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 27th (Wed), tour in style with a train tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Saket Mall, contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, then view the masterpieces at New Nice Marble Art & Handicrafts, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailash Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Agra Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at U.P Handicrafts Development Center, admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, then don't miss a visit to Agra Fort, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Goa to Agra in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Goa in January, you will find days in Agra are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are much colder (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Taj Gallery ©
Taj Gallery
Spas

3
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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.
For shopping fun, head to Anokhi Clothing Store or Mukesh Art Gallery R. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 925 Silver.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip planning site.

You can fly from Agra to Jaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Agra in January: highs in Jaipur hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Tours · Shopping · Wildlife
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Amber Palace
Amber Palace
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Elefriend ©
Elefriend

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