No travel experience quite compares to that of India.
Our ultimate two week India itineraries
You would be hard pushed to find a more culturally diverse and geographically impressive holiday elsewhere. From bustling cities arousing your senses at every twist and turn to the serene beaches and backwaters this country has to offer, spending two weeks in India is something that we think everyone should make time for. So, if you need some inspo for where to go in India or if you just want to get to know more about this inspiring country, read on as we delve into three of our ultimate two weeks in India itineraries.
Delhi - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi
- Classic Accommodation
- From £1,094 p/person
First up it’s our two week Classic Rajasthan itinerary with classic accommodation. This exciting itinerary offers two weeks in India exploring all of northern India’s ‘must-sees’ from cultural icons and inspiring religious architecture to the hustle and bustle of India’s largest cities and a heart-pumping tiger safari.
You’ll be starting off how any 2 weeks in India should be started; soaking up the immense atmosphere of Delhi. Split into New Delhi and Old Delhi, this city offers its visitors a little bit of everything. Combining trendy streets and modern business buildings with colourful street markets and historical temples, there’s always something exciting waiting around the corner at pretty much every twist and turn in Delhi. Included in the price of this itinerary, you’ll embark on a half-day sightseeing tour of Delhi. During the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to visit and learn about some of Delhi’s cultural and historical landmarks from Humayun’s Tomb and India Gate to the Government Buildings and the Presidents house which have been in use since India’s colonial era. How’s that for the first day of your two weeks in India?
After a long day of exploring you’ll rest your head in The Suryaa. Overlooking the lively streets of New Delhi, The Suryaa is the perfect base for those looking for a quiet and comfortable stay in the city while also enjoying the benefits that come with a central location including easy access to the heart of the city and gorgeous views of Delhi’s skyline from the hotel’s rooftop restaurant.
Up next, you’ll visit one of India’s most beautiful cities; Jaipur. This magical city is known for its wealth of impressive architecture and fairytale-like buildings. Yep, the walls of pretty much everything in this city are pink following The Maharaja of Jaipur’s decision to paint everything pink in 1727 to impress the Prince of Wales during his visit. There’s so much to do in this incredible city so we’ve included a full-day sightseeing tour as part of this itinerary where you’ll dot between Jaipur’s main attractions including Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Jantar Mantar. If we can give you one word of advice, it’s to bring a good camera! You’re going to want to capture as much of this beautifully unique city as possible.
You’ll stay in the Ramada hotel during your time in The Pink City. This simple but stylish hotel offers comfortable rooms in addition to the relaxing ambience and the high-class service you’d expect from any other hotel. Head up to the rooftop poolside Barbecue & Grill restaurant where you can take in the striking views of Jaipur while stuffing your face with some well-earned and delicious dinner. Sounding good so far? We know!
Next up you’ll switch from pink to blue as you venture on to Jodhpur. Also known as The Blue City as a result of its countless blue houses merged together throughout the city, Jodphur emerges out of practically nowhere as it lies in the middle of the Thar Desert. To ensure you take in everything this must-see city has on offer, we’ve included a half-day sightseeing tour as part of this itinerary. You’ll start off by visiting Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort which towers over the rest of the city where you’ll delve into the history of this 15th century structure before ending your tour with a visit to Jaswant Thada - a magnificent white-marble memorial. Built in 1899, this peaceful building offers superb views over the rest of the city in addition to an insight into Jodhpur’s history with magnificent rooms full of portraits of Rathore rulers dating back to the 13th century.
You’ll stay in the Park Plaza hotel during your time in The Blue City. Offering rooms with carefully picked décor, comfortable beds and warm tones, this hotel is the ideal place to get some well-deserved shut-eye after a long day of taking in the sights of this intriguing city. This hotel is also home to one of Jodhpur’s most exclusive rooftop bars meaning you can discover Jodhpur from an entirely different (and luxurious) perspective – drink in hand, nibbles in the other.
Next up on our two weeks in India itinerary, you’ll head to Udaipur. Famous for its white palaces framed by a sparkling late and towering mountains, this city is quite the romantic setting. You’ll be hard pushed to find a more endearing spot in the north of India. This former royal city boasts an enchanting contrast between royal palaces and the shabby streets of the Old Town, both of which are well worthy of an afternoon of exploring. As part of this itinerary we’ve also included a half-day sightseeing tour where you’ll be guided through the architectural and historical wonders of Udaipur – starting with the majestic City Palace, onto the 16th century Jagdish Temple, past Fateh Sagar Lake to Saheliyon-ki-Bari’s tranquil gardens and ending your excursion with a well-deserved boat ride on Lake Pichola where you’ll be able to sit back and take in the surrounding historical views, each of which tell their own unique story, from another beautiful perspective.
You’ll rest your head in Bamboo Saa Resort and Spa when in Udaipur. And if we’re honest, we’re pretty jealous about this one. This eco-friendly resort offers a tranquil setting just five kilometres of the city centre meaning you can enjoy easy access to the centre while also enjoying being able to escape from the hustle and bustle. Equipped with a garden, spa, swimming pool and tastefully decorated bedrooms, you’ll be sure to get all the R&R you need here ready for another day of exploring Udaipur’s cultural icons.
Aaaand breathe. After an incredible 9 days exploring some of India’s most inspiring and fairytale-like cities, it’s officially time to experience a different side of India; it’s tigers. Yup, next up you’ll head to Ranthambore National Park for both a morning and afternoon game drive. But tigers aren’t the only thing you’ll be spotting here – home to a number of leopards and hyenas roaming the grasslands, the wildlife-spotting opportunities in this national park are plentiful meaning a few heart-stopping encounters may just be on the agenda during your time here.
Set beside a backdrop of rolling hills, you’ll stay in Abhyaran when in Ranthambore. Bedrooms here are stylish, spacious and comfortable offering a tranquil escape after a long day of safari-ing it up while the multi-cuisine restaurant offers delicious dishes made purely for you to stuff your face with as you chill out and recharge ready for your next adventure.
Next up you’ll head to Agra; the home of the mighty Taj Mahal. Brimming with history, Agra is the place to go if you appreciate mesmerising architecture. Your time here will be about nothing less than getting acquainted with Agra’s history of political upheaval, scandalous love affairs and tragic family feuds as you guide yourself through what the city has on offer. As part of this itinerary you’ll enjoy an unforgettable visit to the Taj Mahal at sunrise. On this half-day tour you’ll visit this incredible white-marble building before heading to Agra Fort and immersing yourself in its fairy-tale palaces and mosques as the sun rises up and over the incredible architecture. But don’t get sucked into the tourist trap and spend your entire time at the Taj Mahal, this incredible city has so many more architectural wonders to explore during your time here including Itmad-ud-Daula and the Tomb of Akbar The Great.
You’ll stay in The Raddison throughout your time in Agra. Enjoying a prime location just a few kilometres from the Taj Mahal, this is the perfect place to rest your head if you want to enjoy a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of Agra with the ability to venture into the centre quickly and easily when you’re ready to get exploring. Rooms here are tastefully decorated with colonial and Indian inspired architecture and boast large double beds in addition to a relaxing and homely ambience creating the perfect atmosphere for a good night’s sleep. Before bed, head up to the impressive rooftop restaurant and kick back and relax as you marvel at the incredible views of the Taj Mahal.
It may be a tough pill to swallow, but we’ve reached our final destination of your incredible two weeks in India; Delhi. Take this opportunity to visit anything you didn’t get the time for the first time round and soak up the sights and smells of this incredible city. You’ll head back to The Suryaa for your final night in Delhi. Head up to the rooftop restaurant after a long day exploring and look out onto the skyline as you reflect on your unforgettable past two weeks in India.
Amristar - Shimla - Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi
- Character Accommodation
- Active Experience Pack
- From £2,238 p/person
Featuring the Indian Himalayas, the Golden Triangle and tigers all in one, our Best of Northern India itinerary with character accommodation is where it’s at. Your two weeks in India will begin in cultural Amristar and the Himalayan foothills of Shimla before venturing onto the cities of Delhi and Jaipur, onwards to Ranthambore National Park for an unforgettable tiger safari before ending your trip in Agra and Delhi. Ready to hear more? We thought so.
You’ll start your two weeks in India in Amristar, home to India’s cultural hub and the world renowned Golden Temple. This bustling city is the centre of India’s Sikh religion and if you want to get up close and personal with northern India’s cultural and historical gems, this is the city to do so. As part of this itinerary, you’ll embark on a half-day tour of Amristar’s most iconic temple; The Golden Temple where you can witness its incredible architecture and commitment to Sikhism as you start off your two weeks in India in style.
You’ll be staying in Ranjit Svaasa hotel during your time in Amristar. This heritage property was constructed approximately 250 years ago and was used as a royal guest house for the majority of the 19th and 20th century. Today, this beautiful hotel certainly reflects its history with spacious rooms and traditional décor in addition to a beautiful rooftop terrace offering stunning views over the surrounding area.
After an insightful introduction to your two weeks in India, it’s officially time to head to the Himalayan foothills of Shimla. In addition to coming face to face with The Himalayas, a vast mountain network ranging between both China and India, you’ll also get acquainted with British colonial history as you walk through streets of grand Victorian buildings and mock-Tudor style architecture. When you’re not busy strolling the charming streets or hiking along the mountain trails, you’ll enjoy an unforgettable journey on India’s iconic ‘Toy Train’ included in the price of this itinerary. Simply sit back and relax as this UNESCO-listed railway takes you through the misty mountains, rolling valleys and picturesque hill stations from Shimla to Kandaghat. This is truly an unforgettable experience.
When it comes to where you’ll stay in Shimla, it’s official, you’re going to be the envy of pretty much everyone back at home. You’ll stay in Chapslee, the former summer residence of the late Hon’ble Raja Charanjit Singh of Kapurthala (yeah, we tried and failed to pronounce it too). This boutique guesthouse has been converted into a boutique hotel and is best known for its first-class hospitality, royal rooms, expert chefs and beautiful external gardens on offer meaning nothing less than a first-class, relaxing stay with delicious local food is on the cards during your time in Shimla.
Next up you’ll swap the serenity of the Himalayan foothills for the hustle and bustle of Delhi because seriously, what two weeks in India would be complete without a trip here? As before, you’ll embark on a half-day sightseeing tour through the city’s most iconic landmarks where you’ll come face to face with Delhi’s colonial history, cultural icons and trendy streets. So whether its the local life, the history or the trendy bars and music venues you’re after, it’s official, Delhi has it all.
You’ll stay in the Maidens hotel during your time here. This heritage hotel boasts a luxurious feel with large hallways, high ceilings and some pretty impressive dining and lounging areas in addition to elegant and spacious bedrooms featuring large, cosy beds providing for a perfect night’s sleep. Located in the heart of North Delhi, this luxurious hotel puts some of Delhi’s most iconic landmarks at your fingertips meaning you can explore everything this city has to offer with great ease.
After an exciting few days in Delhi, your two weeks in India will continue in Jaipur. As mentioned, you’ll have a full-day sightseeing tour included in this itinerary where you’ll cover everything worth seeing in this uniquely beautiful city (and trust us, there’s a lot!). And it gets better – as we’ve added the active experience pack to this itinerary, you’ll have the unique opportunity to explore Jaipur by bicycle. This exciting experience will allow you to take in The Pink City and its amiable atmosphere from a completely different perspective as your guide takes you through some of the city’s most celebrated monuments, eateries and areas you’d otherwise miss if you were travelling by car.
When it comes to resting your head, you’ll stay in the stylish Samode Haveli. Hidden deep in the folds of Old Jaipur, this heritage hotel was originally built as a residence for the rulers of Samode – today it has been converted into a stylish and luxurious hotel. Boasting fountain courts and gardens to look out on from your stylish and elegant room, this hotel is the ideal place to rest your head if you’re looking for an enjoyable combination of both comfort and Indian heritage.
Next up, you’ll head to Ranthambore National Park where you’ll embark on an unforgettable tiger safari. Because seriously, what would a two week India itinerary be without a tiger safari? As we’ve already mentioned, the wildlife spotting opportunities here are more than plentiful – from tigers and leopards to hyenas and an array of flora on offer, your time here will be as rich as it is exciting.
You’ll also be staying at Khem Villas during your time here meaning your safari most certainly won’t end as you step out of the jeep. It’s extremely common to see Jackals, Jungle cats, hyenas and crocodiles roaming around the grasslands and campsite so be sure to bring your camera to capture the moment! The accommodation itself features a large tent comprising of large double beds, wooden floors and warm hues set within lush grasslands and sweeping views onto the tiger reserve and mountains.
Next up, you’ll head to Agra. As previously mentioned the majority of your time here will be spent marveling at the romantic masterpiece that is the Taj Mahal whether that’s during a sunrise tour of the grounds or from a distance as you explore the city’s cultural wonders at your own leisure. You’ll have three days in this fascinating city so whether tasting your way around the city’s numerous food markets, visiting historical landmarks or getting up close and personal with local life is on your plan, this itinerary makes sure there’s time to do it all.
You’ll stay at the Taj View during your time in Agra. Spread across nine acres of lush gardens, this magical hotel screams luxury at just about every twist and turn. Rooms are colourful, yet stylish while the rest of the hotel features creams and browns creating a relaxing atmosphere to simply chill out in after a long day of exploring. And yep, the clue’s in the name, boating a close proximity to the Taj Mahal, this hotel offers excellent views of the masterpiece meaning your incredible Agra experience won’t end once you’re in the hotel.
Last but not least, you’ll end your two weeks in India back in Delhi. With so much going on in this exciting city, be sure to use this time to explore anything you didn’t get the opportunity to explore the first time round. Whether that’s by getting lost in Old Delhi, arousing your senses at one of the many food markets or discovering more of the temples on offer, one thing’s for sure and that’s the unforgettable memories this inspiring city will leave you with. You’ll head back to the Maidens hotel for your final evening in Delhi where you can be sure to enjoy your last night in this incredible country in style.
Cochin - Munnar - Madurai - Thekkady - Alleppey - Kumarakom - Kovalam
- Luxury Accommodation
- Foodie Experience Pack
- From £2,019 p/person
Ah southern India, how we love you. Arguably the most beautiful region of India, if you’re going to spend two weeks in India, it definitely wouldn’t be a bad choice to spend it here. During this serene and charming India itinerary, your two weeks here will be spent roaming through charming towns, floating down the serene backwaters and exploring this regions cultural icons while staying at some of the region’s most luxurious hotels. And the best bit? We’ve added on our foodie experience pack meaning a couple of encounters with some of southern India’s most delicious food is on the cards. So without further ado, read on as we delve into our Backwaters, Temples and Beach itinerary.
You’ll begin your two weeks in India in the colonial town of Cochin, best known for its role in the trade of spices and its ancient fishing industry. This enchanting town offers a pleasant contrast between old and new with its ancient mosques, colonial era buildings, cosmopolitan eateries and arty cafes meaning you have the choice here whether you sit back and relax or get into some serious exploring. As no trip to India is complete without delving into its incredible food scene, we’ve included an Anglo Indian cooking lesson in this itinerary as part of the foodie experience pack. During this unique experience, you’ll embrace Anglo-Indian cuisine at its finest as you learn how to make the Portuguese inspired dish “saffron coconut rice with mince ball curry” which dates back to the colonial era when the Europeans would merge Indian dishes with their own cooking styles. Ok, you can stop dribbling now.
You’ll stay in Taj Malabar Resort and Spa during your time here and to say this resort is world-class would be an understatement. Perched at the tip of Cochin’s Wellington Island and overlooking the harbour, a stay at this resort is as serene as it is beautiful. Each room has been carefully designed with Keralan inspired décor creating a homely yet authentic feel to ensure each and every stay in this hotel is charming and comfortable. And when it comes to dining you’ll be completely spoiled for choice with countless world-class restaurants on offer meaning you’ll have a very good excuse to stuff your face with some delicious Indian cuisine.
Next up, you’ll venture onwards to Munnar. Although the town isn’t of much interests to tourists itself, this beautiful region is known for its abundance of rolling tea plantations and thus incredible natural scenery. Included as part of this itinerary, you’ll head to Munnar’s iconic tea museum where you’ll learn all about Munnar’s tea plantations dating all the way back to the 19th century, it’s history and its importance in the present day while also tasting some of the exotic flavours on offer. Yep, sweeping views and a cuppa’. Does it get much better than this?
You’ll stay at the Windermere Estate during your time here. Blessed with interrupted views of the surrounding mountains and tea plantations, stays here are nothing less than scenic. You’ll stay in the spacious ‘Estate Rooms’ on the chalet’s top floors where you’ll enjoy large windows in addition to a huge bed and your very own balcony. This hotel is also equipped with a charming ‘tea shack’, ‘the boulder’ which offers spectacular views of the surrounding scenery, a library and a garden, all to be enjoyed during your down time.
From the rolling hills of Munnar, you’ll venture on towards the enchanting temple town of Madurai. If you’re looking for the hustle and bustle you’d expect from an Indian city, packed into a smaller, more charming and manageable version, Madurai is the place to be. Boasting an exciting combination of ancient temples and bustling street markets arousing your senses at just about every twist and turn, this city is as beautiful as it is intriguing. And included as part of this itinerary, you’ll embark on a half-day sightseeing tour of Madurai where you’ll explore the city’s architectural and cultural icons including Madurai’s most famous temple; Meenakshi Amman Temple which dates back over 2,500 years.
You’ll rest your head in The Gateway Hotel. Known for its offering of unbeatable views over the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple, this resort’s chalet-style rooms are set in a whopping 62 acres of manicured gardens offering a peaceful retreat away from the city. Rooms are spacious and boast large windows allowing light to flood in over your large and oh so comfortable bed meaning an enjoyable stay here is most definitely on the cards.
After you’ve had your fill of ancient temples and tea plantations, it’ll be time to head to the charming town of Thekkady. Home to plantation upon plantation of coffee, tea and spices, your time here will be all about the sweeping views and sweet aromas filling the air. And what would a visit to Thekkady be without a spice plantation tour? Included in this itinerary, you’ll embark on a simple but very enjoyable tour of the plantations where you’ll have the opportunity to discover India’s spice industry and learn how some of India’s most popular spices are grown, harvested and processed. Take a stroll through the plantations as the smell of ginger, cinnamon and garlic fill the air and you look out over the incredible natural scenery.
You’ll stay in Niraamaya Retreats Cardamom Club during your time in Thekkady. Perched high in the mountains in a cardamom plantations, this peaceful sanctuary offers sweeping views and is the ideal spot to unwind after a long day of exploring Thekkady’s plantations. You’ll stay in a traditional cottage with views of either the surrounding gardens or mountains and have access to numerous amenities including an infinity pool and a charming restaurant where you’ll enjoy freshly-cooked meals made from local herbs and spices. A stay here is well and truly one worthy of your time.
Up next on your two weeks in India itinerary, and arguably the best part of the holiday, you’ll head to Alleppey. Best known for its tranquil backwaters, Alleppey is the place to be if you want to get up close and personal with local lifestyle while getting back to the holiday basics and indulging in some serious R&R. As part of this itinerary, you’ll have the envy worthy opportunity to stay overnight on the Kumarakom Lake Resort Houseboat. As you cruise along the backwaters, you’ll see some of Kerala’s most beautiful scenery while gaining a first-hand insight into the customs and traditions that have been used along this waterway for centuries. Take the opportunity to purchase fresh fish from local fishermen and enjoy it later on that evening as you indulge in a freshly cooked meal. But it’s not just the backwaters that’s worth a visit in Alleppey. This city boasts a charming old town in addition to busting market stalls where you can try out the local food until your heart’s content. Keralan curry, anyone?
After an unforgettable few days in Alleppey, you’ll venture onwards to Kumarakom. This charming Keralan fishing village is known for its chilled atmosphere and mounds of surrounding lush green vegetation making it almost impossible to remember the stressors and general life responsibilities back at home. Take this incredible opportunity to let life slow down around you as you catch a glimpse into rural Indian life and local livelihood. As part of the foodie experience pack, you’ll also have the exciting (and incredibly delicious) opportunity to immerse yourself in this lifestyle as you visit a local farm by boat. Surrounded by plantations galore, you’ll learn all about how this farm operates before having the chance to taste some of the local produce as you sit down to enjoy a home cooked feast.
You’ll stay at Kumarakom Lake Resort during your time in Kumarakom. Nestled on the picturesque backwaters of Kerala, this resort offers the perfect blend of traditional Keralan style and all the modern comforts you’d expect from a luxury hotel in addition to unique features such as open-roofed bathrooms and an instagram-worthy infinity pool. Yup, this hotel is well worth a boast post or two.
After a very relaxing two weeks in India, it would just be rude to not end this itinerary with a bang; so onto Kovalam you’ll go. This unique beach resort is the perfect spot to end your trip in as you get back to the holiday basics while soaking up your fair share of Indian culture. Set an alarm and head down to the beach before the sun rises to witness hundreds of fishermen heaving in nets full to the brim with freshly caught fish. It may be a very early start but this is truly an unforgettable sight to behold, and who cares if you’re tired? Beach breaks were practically made for napping. Boasting three separate beaches in addition to a number of restaurants and bars dotted along the sand, Kovalam is the perfect place to kick back, relax and reflect on your unforgettable two weeks in India.
You’ll stay at Niraamayas Retreat during your time in Kovalam. Perched on a cliff edge offering its visitors stunning views of the Arabian Sea, this is the ultimate place to bring your two weeks in India to an end. Each room at this resort has been decorated to the highest standard and boasts a stylish en-suite and an impressively large four poster bed leaving you feeling nothing less than like royalty. Spend your spare time sunning it up at the swimming pool, strolling through the tropical scenery or taking sunset strolls along the beach and spend your last few days in this incredible country in style.
At Meraki, you are in control of your holiday. All of our itineraries come complete with classic accommodation and a number of base experiences included in the price. If you fancy something a little more special and personalised, you can simply upgrade your accommodation and add experience packs to your itinerary in the click of a button. You can also add or remove locations to create the perfect multi-centre holiday for you. So, with so many two week India itineraries to choose from, what are you waiting for? Explore our India holidays now.