Two Weeks in India: What to do
In a country as rich in history, culture and scenery as India no amount of time will ever be enough to explore absolutely everything worth seeing. In two weeks you can barely scratch the surface! But we aren’t all fortunate enough to jet off for months at a time so if you’re limited on time in India check out our two weeks itinerary and discover all the places and experiences you just can’t miss!
Days 1-4: Agra and New Delhi
Most airlines will fly you into New Delhi but it’s much more than just a transit hub. Spend a few days getting to grips with the city – start with a late-night drive around Connaught Place and neighbouring buildings to get to grips with the city. Try and get a hotel close to the Lodi Gardens as these are much better explored in the evening or early in the morning. Other attractions not to be missed include Humayun’s Tomb, Old Dilli, Khan Market, Red Fort and Huaz Khas Village to occupy your remaining days.
Once you’ve got a feel for the capital, take a chauffeur-driven car to Agra where you can visit the iconic Taj Mahal as well as old Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri.
Days 5-6: Jaipur and Udaipur
From Agra you can take a train directly to Jaipur in Rajasthan. Spend a day here exploring the city’s palaces, forts and bazaars. The next day, hop on an hour long flight to Udaipur which is famous for the Lake Palace.
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Days 7-10: Mumbai and Goa
After Udaipur, another direct flight will take you to Mumbai – a bustling city famed for its architecture, shopping and vibrant foodie scene. Take it easy when you arrive and take a few ours to experience Colaba as well as the architecture of the Taj Mahal Palace hotel. Also be sure to check out the train station. Once known as the Victoria Terminus, the station is also close by to the city’s major art galleries and eclectic boutiques. Whilst in Mumbai it would be a travesty to miss out on the local cuisine – there’s plenty of seafood and Indian fusion food to try in the restaurants, but be sure not to miss out on the street food too. The kebabs are sublime!
Then, once you’ve had your fill of city life, fly out to relaxing Goa where you’ll enjoy some respite on the northern beaches of Morjim and Mandrem for a few days, before turning your attention to old Goa’s and its numerous churches.
Days 11-14: Kerala
There’s still so much of India to explore but for now you’re heading to your final stop of Kerala in the south. Fly to Kochi and spend the day exploring heritage home Fort Cochin before heading out to Coconut Lagoon in Kumarakom – the perfect way to conclude your stay in this magnificent country. From there it’s just a short plane ride to New Delhi where you can catch your connection back home and spend the long plane journey planning all the things you’ll see on your next trip to India!