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Fly to Kochi, Train to Thrissur
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Thrissur, India
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palakkad, India
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kottayam, India
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thekkady, India
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kovalam, India
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kalpetta, India
— 2 nights
Bus
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Kozhikode, India
— 2 nights
Train
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Kannur, India
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mysuru (Mysore), India
— 2 nights
Fly
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Neiafu, Tonga
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chennai, India
— 1 night
Fly
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Hyderabad, India
— 2 nights
Fly
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Goa, India
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mumbai, India
— 2 nights
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Jodhpur, India
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jaisalmer, India
— 1 night
Fly
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Amritsar, India
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manali, India
— 1 night
Fly to Delhi, Train to Agra
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Agra, India
— 3 nights
Train to Gandhinagar Jpr, Fly to Udaipur
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Udaipur, India
— 2 nights
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Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
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New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
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Leh, India
— 2 nights
Fly to Fua'amotu International Airport, Drive to Nuku'alofa
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ha'apai Islands, Tonga
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Thrissur, India — 2 nights

One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
On the 10th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Sobha City Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), and then stroll through Elephant Camp Sanctuary.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Thrissur trip itinerary planning tool.

Chennai to Thrissur is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or drive. In October in Thrissur, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Palakkad.
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Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

Palakkad, India — 2 nights

Gateway of Kerala

A trip to Palakkad takes you to an area known for being fertile, rich in animals and plant life, and surrounded by a superlative landscape.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Viswanatha Swamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalpathy Temple, stroll through Kannimara Teak, then admire the striking features of Tipu Sultan Fort, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Parambikulam Tiger Reserve. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see human ingenuity at work at Malampuzha Dam, don't miss a visit to Yakshi Statue, then admire the natural beauty at Malampuzha Rock Garden, and finally admire the engineering at Malampuzha Garden and Dam.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Palakkad trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Thrissur to Palakkad in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kottayam.
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Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

Kottayam, India — 2 nights

Land of Letters, Lakes, Latex

The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
On the 14th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kottayam Cheriapally. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Illikkal Kallu, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Knanaya Church.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kottayam online road trip planner.

You can drive from Palakkad to Kottayam in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Thekkady.
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Thekkady, India — 2 nights

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then stroll through Periyar Tiger Reserve. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Periyar National Park.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady travel route planning site.

You can drive from Kottayam to Thekkady in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kovalam.
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Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

Kovalam, India — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kovalam Fish Market, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam road trip planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).
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Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India — 2 nights

Evergreen City of India

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.
On the 20th (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shanghumukham Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Kalpetta.
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Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

Kalpetta, India — 2 nights

One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Wayanad Nature Tours has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Mon), admire the engineering at Karapuzha Dam Adventure Park & Garden and then get outside with Wayanad Nature Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Pookot Lake and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chembra.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kalpetta online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kalpetta in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. October in Kalpetta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Kozhikode.
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Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:

Kozhikode, India — 2 nights

City of Spices

Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Beypore Beach, stroll through Kozhikode Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tali Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Kappad Beach, then make a trip to Sargaalaya, and then stroll around Mananchira Square.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kozhikode road trip app.

Take a bus from Kalpetta to Kozhikode in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Kozhikode can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kannur.
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Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:

Kannur, India — 2 nights

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.
On the 26th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Cannanore Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Payyambalam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple, then contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos, then take an in-depth tour of Arakkal Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kannur, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Kozhikode to Kannur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Mysuru (Mysore).
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Mysuru (Mysore), India — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Karnataka

A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
You've now added Mysuru Palace to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shweta Varahaswamy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Nethra Arts & Crafts Emporium, contemplate the waterfront views at Karanji Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church, then make a trip to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga, and finally admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kannur to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. You will leave for Neiafu on the 30th (Tue).
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Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

Neiafu, Tonga — 3 nights

Neiafu is known for wildlife, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Ene'io Botanical Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Talau, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph's Cathedral.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Neiafu trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mysuru (Mysore) to Neiafu. You'll lose 7.5 hours traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) to Neiafu due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Neiafu when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in November, with lows around 26°C. On the 4th (Sun), you'll travel to Chennai.
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Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:

Chennai, India — 1 night

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Express Avenue Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chennai tour itinerary builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Neiafu to Chennai. The time zone difference moving from Tonga Standard Time (TOT) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 7.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Hyderabad.
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Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:

Hyderabad, India — 2 nights

City of Pearls

Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Ramoji Film City.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hyderabad trip maker.

You can fly from Chennai to Hyderabad in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Chennai in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Hyderabad. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Goa.
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Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:

Goa, India — 2 nights

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 9th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): kick back and relax at Palolem Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Goa trip itinerary site.

Getting from Hyderabad to Goa by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Hyderabad in November, Goa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Mumbai.
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Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:

Mumbai, India — 2 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gateway of India. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Crawford Market, admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then stop by Sancha Tea Boutique, then appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, and finally take a stroll through Colaba. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mumbai trip builder website.

You can fly from Goa to Mumbai in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Goa in November: highs in Mumbai hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Jodhpur.
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Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:

Jodhpur, India — 2 nights

Sun City

The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
You've now added Mehrangarh Fort to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then stop by Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES), then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and finally look for gifts at Via Jodhpur. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Jaswant Thada, then stroll around Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, then don't miss a visit to Ghanta Ghar, and finally view the masterpieces at Ganesh Handicrafts.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jodhpur trip builder website.

Fly from Mumbai to Jodhpur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, Jodhpur is a bit cooler than Mumbai - with highs of 37°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jaisalmer.
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Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:

Jaisalmer, India — 1 night

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort.

Plan my day in Jaisalmer using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Amritsar.
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Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:

Amritsar, India — 2 nights

Golden City

A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, then don't miss a visit to Akal Takht, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, make a trip to Khalsa College, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mandir Mata Lal Devi, and finally contemplate the long history of Gobindgarh Fort.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Amritsar trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Jaisalmer to Amritsar by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. November in Amritsar sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Manali.
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Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:

Manali, India — 1 night

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Club House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and then step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Manali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Agra.
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Agra, India — 3 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Perfect Agra Tours, Impressive Holidays India and Taj Mahal. On the 21st (Wed), take a memorable excursion with Perfect Agra Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal and then get a tailor-made plan with Impressive Holidays India.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Agra vacation maker.

Getting from Manali to Agra by combination of flight and train takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In November in Agra, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Udaipur.
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Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:

Udaipur, India — 2 nights

Venice of the East

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
City Palace of Udaipur has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Sahelion Ki Bari, explore the activities along Lake Pichola, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jagmandir.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Udaipur online trip builder.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Udaipur in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Udaipur, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Jaipur.
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Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:

Jaipur, India — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bhati Tours & Travel as well as Amber Palace. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take a memorable excursion with Bhati Tours & Travel. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, make a trip to City Palace of Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally stop by Royal Spices And Tea.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur road trip website.

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Jaipur are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to New Delhi.
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Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

New Delhi, India — 2 nights

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.
Humayun's Tomb has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate the long history of India Gate. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Humayun's Tomb, and finally contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to New Delhi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Leh.
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Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:

Leh, India — 2 nights

The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, then see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Leh day trip tool.

You can fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Nuku'alofa.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga — 2 nights

The capital of Tonga and the seat of the island nation's royal family, Nuku'alofa was first seen by Western eyes in 1777, when legendary Captain James Cook arrived in the area.
Step out of Nuku'alofa to go to Haveluliku and see Anahulu Cave - The Underground Swimming Pool, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Ha'amonga'a Maui Trilithon, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Centenary Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mapu'a 'a Vaea Blowholes.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nuku'alofa online attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Leh to Nuku'alofa with the Route module. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Tonga Standard Time (TOT), which is usually a 7.5 hour difference. December in Nuku'alofa sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ha'apai Islands.
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Ha'apai Islands, Tonga — 1 night

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ha'apai Islands trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Nuku'alofa to Ha'apai Islands takes 23 hours. In December, daytime highs in Ha'apai Islands are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You will leave for home on the 6th (Thu).
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India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
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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Tonga travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Nature & Parks
The Friendly Islands
Spread out over 177 islands, Tonga features an incredible array of natural environments and places to visit. "Island time" remains omnipresent in Tonga, and visitors may find that locals are in little hurry in their day-to-day lives. While sightseeing in Tonga, head for the country's three main island groupings--Vava'u, Ha'apai, and Tongatapu--to enjoy a taste of their world-class snorkeling and diving opportunities. Reefs and forests burst with life and lush foliage, and lend themselves well to enjoying the great outdoors, while sun-kissed beaches and idyllic lagoons make for fantastic lazy days along the shore. Alternatively, take advantage of the country's prolific whale-watching industry--frequently ranked among the best on the planet.
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