17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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17 days in India Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Riyadh

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 Raj Ghat for their historical value. Do your shopping at Chandni Chowk and Dilli Haat. Go for a jaunt from New Delhi to Noida to see Worlds of Wonder about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar, and explore the galleries of Gandhi Smriti.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi tour planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to New Delhi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Riyadh in January since evenings lows in New Delhi dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Worlds of Wonder
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Worlds of Wonder ©
Worlds of Wonder
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti

3
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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Visit Agra Fort and Chini Ka Rauza Mausoleum for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Mughal Carpet, take in nature's colorful creations at Anguri Bagh, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the exciting artwork at Marble Cottage.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Agra trip generator.

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Agra are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Chini Ka Rauza Mausoleum ©
Chini Ka Rauza Mausoleum

5
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 Anokhi Clothing Store and New Maharaja Gem Palacefor some retail therapy. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and Grass Farm Nursery. Go for a jaunt from Jaipur to Amer to see Amber Fort about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, look for gifts at Royal Spices And Tea, get a taste of the local shopping with Heritage Textiles & Handicrafts, and steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur holiday planner.

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Agra in January: highs in Jaipur hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Mumbai (Bombay).

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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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Juhu Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then examine the collection at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and finally make a trip to Colaba Causeway. On the next day, wander the streets of Colaba, then take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mumbai (Bombay) itinerary maker.

Fly from Jaipur to Mumbai (Bombay) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Mumbai (Bombay) is a bit warmer than Jaipur - with highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mumbai

Neighborhoods Tours Beaches
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Colaba ©
Colaba
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Kashi Art Gallery and Kerala Folklore Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Marari Beach and Mararikulam Beach. There's much more to do: stop by Kochi Books, wander the streets of Jew Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Antony's Shrine, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai (Bombay) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kochi (Cochin) when traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in January, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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