10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Lucknow
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Lucknow

2
days
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.
On the 1st (Tue), admire the striking features of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors) and then explore the historical opulence of Amber Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, and finally look for gifts at Anokhi Clothing Store.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Jaipur sightseeing planner.

Lucknow to Jaipur is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Agra.

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Amber Fort
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur

1
day
Agra

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stop by The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Agra vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Agra, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to New Delhi.

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Taj Mahal
Agra Fort

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the striking features of Qutub Minar, steep yourself in history at India Gate, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Lodi Gardens, admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and then admire the natural beauty at Swaminarayan Akshardham.

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You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Leh.

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Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar
Swaminarayan Akshardham

4
days
Leh

The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Spend the 8th (Tue) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill, and make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Leh vacation planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Leh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Magnetic Hill
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa

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