9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Cape Town
Fly:  18​h
New Delhi
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Jaipur
— 3 nights
train + taxi:  3​h 15​min
Ranthambore National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Mumbai (Bombay)
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Cape Town

1
day
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 22nd (Fri): admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, steep yourself in history at Gandhi Smriti, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and finally steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to New Delhi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to New Delhi is 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cape Town in December, with highs in New Delhi at 26°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

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Humayun's Tomb
Gandhi Smriti
Rashtrapati Bhavan

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 23rd (Sat), make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, steep yourself in history at Amber Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Moti Dungari Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Govind Dev Ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Albert Hall Museum, look for gifts at Royal Spices And Tea, then look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, and finally admire the striking features of Diwan-e-Khas Hall of Private Audience.

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Fly from New Delhi to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Jaipur are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ranthambore National Park.

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Amber Fort
Albert Hall Museum
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

1
day
Ranthambore National Park

Named for the historic fortress it contains, Ranthambore National Park remains one of the best places to view tigers in their natural jungle habitat.
On the 25th (Mon), explore the activities along Surwal Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinetra Ganesh Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Ranthambore Fort.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ranthambore National Park trip builder.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Jaipur to Ranthambore National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Ranthambore National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

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Ranthambore Fort
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Ranthambore Fort

1
day
Udaipur

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ShreenathJi Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Udaipur custom trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ranthambore National Park to Udaipur. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Mumbai (Bombay).

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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City Palace of Udaipur
ShreenathJi Temple
Little Armani

1
day
Mumbai (Bombay)

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 28th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Mary Church, then get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahalakshmi Temple.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai (Bombay) travel planner.

Getting from Udaipur to Mumbai (Bombay) by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Mumbai (Bombay) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Mumbai (Bombay)

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Mount Mary Church
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
Mahalakshmi Temple

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