26 days in India & Mauritius Itinerary

26 days in India & Mauritius Itinerary

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1
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
2
Agra, India
— 1 night
3
Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
4
Varanasi, India
— 2 nights
5
Chennai, India
— 1 night
6
Velankanni, India
— 1 night
7
Tiruchirappalli, India
— 1 night
8
Madurai, India
— 2 nights
9
Kanyakumari, India
— 1 night
10
Kovalam, India
— 1 night
11
Alappuzha, India
— 1 night
12
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 2 nights
13
Goa, India
— 2 nights
14
Mumbai, India
— 2 nights
15
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 1 night
16
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 2 nights

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New Delhi, India

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.
Head to Chandni Chowk and KCS Kashmir Shawl Emporiumfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Humayun's Tomb and Red Fort. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and steep yourself in history at India Gate.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to New Delhi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Johannesburg to New Delhi. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, expect New Delhi to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll travel to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

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Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Agra trip builder app.

Drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Agra can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Shopping Historic Sites
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Jaipur, India

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Amber Palace and Jal Mahal. Head to New Maharaja Gem Palace and Jitesh Artsfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the masterpieces at Gyan Museum, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and browse the exhibits of City Palace of Jaipur.

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Fly from Agra to Jaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

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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Varanasi, India

Varanasi ©
A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
On the 5th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banaras Ghats, explore the activities along Ganges River, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mulagandha Kuti Vihar, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Sarnath, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishalakshi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Bala Ji Handicraft, explore the galleries of Ruchika Art Gallery, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Varanasi trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Jaipur to Varanasi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Ruchika Art Gallery ©
Ruchika Art Gallery
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Ganges River
Ganges River

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Chennai, India

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 7th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Express Avenue Mall, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Chennai trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Varanasi to Chennai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Varanasi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Chennai, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Velankanni.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Shopping
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Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Parthasarathy Temple ©
Parthasarathy Temple
Express Avenue Mall ©
Express Avenue Mall

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Velankanni, India

Velankanni ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll through Velankanni Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Velankanni route planner.

Getting from Chennai to Velankanni by car takes about 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Velankanni

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health ©
Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health
Velankanni Beach ©
Velankanni Beach

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Tiruchirappalli, India

Tiruchirappalli ©
Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Jambukeswarar Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Tiruchirappalli trip maker website.

You can drive from Velankanni to Tiruchirappalli in 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Tiruchirappalli are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites
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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple

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Madurai, India

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, thenstop by Kishkintha Garments, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram.

For more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Tiruchirappalli to Madurai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Madurai are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Shopping
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Tirupparankunram ©
Tirupparankunram

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Kanyakumari, India

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
On the 11th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kanyakumari online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Kanyakumari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple
Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari ©
Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

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Kovalam, India

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.
To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Kovalam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Alappuzha, India

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, and finally stop by Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha journey planner.

Drive from Kovalam to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Alappuzha are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop ©
Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop

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Kochi (Cochin), India

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.
Head to LuLu Mall and Leens Exportfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paradesi Synagogue and Church of Saint Francis. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Jew Town, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeevamatha Church.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) online visit planner.

Getting from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

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Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda and then kick back and relax at Palolem Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Bom Jesus.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Goa tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Goa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Goa, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Animal Shelter Agonda ©
Animal Shelter Agonda

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Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, stop by Bungalow Eight, thenadmire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally cruise along Marine Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banganga Tank, thenhunt for treasures at Zaveri Bazaar, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Ramakrishna Math, Khar.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mumbai trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Goa to Mumbai in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Goa in November: highs in Mumbai hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Mumbai

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

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Grand Baie, Mauritius

Grand Baie ©
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at L'Aventure du Sucre, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stroll through Pereybere Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Baie online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Grand Baie takes 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Grand Baie. Traveling from Mumbai in November, expect nights in Grand Baie to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chamarel.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

L'Aventure du Sucre
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Pereybere Beach ©
Pereybere Beach
L'Aventure du Sucre ©
L'Aventure du Sucre
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stop by Rhumerie de Chamarel, admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Falls, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, and finally identify plant and animal life at Ebony Forest Reserve.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chamarel day trip planner.

Getting from Grand Baie to Chamarel by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Chamarel can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chamarel

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Alexandra Falls, Chamarel Waterfall
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Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark ©
Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Chamarel Waterfall ©
Chamarel Waterfall

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