24 days in India Itinerary

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Goa
— 1 night
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Kannur
— 1 night
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Thekkady
— 5 nights
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Kovalam
— 4 nights
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Jaipur
— 5 nights
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Manali
— 5 nights
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Goa — 1 night

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Goa online tour itinerary builder.

Washington DC, USA to Goa is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 10.5 hour difference. When traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Goa: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 82°F at night. You'll set off for Kannur on the 30th (Sat).
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Kannur — 1 night

Land of Looms and Lores

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Parassinikkadavu Snake Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at KIzhunna Beach, kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Payyambalam Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kannur trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Goa to Kannur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.
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Thekkady — 5 nights

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Periyar Lake and Periyar Tiger Reserve. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Junction, experience rural life at Spice Walk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and take a peaceful walk through Periyar Tiger Reserve forest.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kannur to Thekkady takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kovalam.
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Kovalam — 4 nights

Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Kids will enjoy Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kovalam: Varkala Town (The Art of India & Varkala Beach) and Poovar Island (in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, kick back and relax at Adimalathura Beach, and explore the activities along Vellayani Lake.

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Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Kovalam are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Jaipur.
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Jaipur — 5 nights

Pink City

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Amber Palace. There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, stroll through EleSafari, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Jaipur attractions site.

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Jaipur takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kovalam in June: highs in Jaipur hover around 104°F, while lows dip to 82°F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Manali.
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Manali — 5 nights

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Bring the kids along to Beas River and Hidimba Devi Temple. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Manali trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Manali by flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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India travel guide

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It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.
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