18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Paris
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Mumbai
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Agra
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Paris

3
days
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai (Bombay) is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Gateway of India, wander the streets of Chowpatty Beach, contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mumbai (Bombay) vacation builder.

Paris, France to Mumbai (Bombay) is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Paris to Mumbai (Bombay). Traveling from Paris in December, expect Mumbai (Bombay) to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Jodhpur.

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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Food Tours

1
day
Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, then pause for some photo ops at Jaswant Thada, and then explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jodhpur trip builder.

Fly from Mumbai (Bombay) to Jodhpur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Udaipur.

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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Jaswant Thada ©
Jaswant Thada

2
days
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 1st (Mon), get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eklingji Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Maidens (Sahelion Ki Bari), then explore the activities along Lake Fatehsagar Udaipur, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Udaipur custom trip planner.

Getting from Jodhpur to Udaipur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

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Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Fatehsagar Udaipur ©
Lake Fatehsagar Udaipur

4
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.
Spend the 5th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Amber Fort, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, stop by Royal Spices And Tea, and make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

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Amber Fort ©
Amber Fort
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

4
days
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Spend the 8th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mehtab Bagh, don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal, and contemplate the long history of Tomb of Akbar the Great.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Agra travel itinerary creator.

Drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jaipur in January: highs in Agra hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to New Delhi.

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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

3
days
New Delhi

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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, sightseeing, parks, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Humayun's Tomb, admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Lotus Temple.

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You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Swaminarayan Akshardham ©
Swaminarayan Akshardham

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