39 days in India Itinerary

39 days in India Itinerary

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39 days in India Itinerary

London
Fly:  12​h
New Delhi
— 12 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Vrindavan
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
Mathura
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Fatehpur Sikri
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Agra
— 9 nights
train + subway + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Chandigarh
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
London

11
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.
Visit Humayun's Tomb and Red Fort (Lal Quila) for their historical value. Head to Chandni Chowk and Meher Chand Marketfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Delhi: Ambience Mall (in Gurugram (Gurgaon)) and Ghaziabad (Mahagun Metro Mall & Shipra Mall). There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Dilli Haat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Lotus Temple, buy something for everyone on your list at The Great India Place, and take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi holiday planner.

London, UK to New Delhi is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from London to New Delhi, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in December, plan for much hotter days in New Delhi, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Vrindavan.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ghaziabad, The Great India Place, Ambience Mall
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Chandni Chowk ©
Chandni Chowk
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

4
days
Vrindavan

Vrindavan
The holy town of Vrindavan marks the place where the Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vrindavan: Maulana Azad Library (in Aligarh) and Deeg Palace (in Deeg). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with The Sacred Lake Kusum Sarovar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Vrinda Kund, Nandagaon (ISKCON), make a trip to Sneh Bihari Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Seva Kunj.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vrindavan travel planner.

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Vrindavan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Mathura.

Things to do in Vrindavan

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Deeg Palace, Maulana Azad Library, Bankebihari Temple
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ISKCON Vrindavan
ISKCON Vrindavan
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
The Sacred Lake Kusum Sarovar ©
The Sacred Lake Kusum Sarovar

3
days
Mathura

Mathura ©
Split by the sacred Yamuna River, Mathura's claim to fame is being the birthplace of Krishna, the widely revered Hindu god.
Mathura is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Barsana Shri Radha Rani Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Govardhan Hill, make a trip to Sri Radha Raman Temple, and explore the activities along Radha Kund.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mathura holiday planner.

Mathura is just a short distance from Vrindavan. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fatehpur Sikri.

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Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Govardhan Hill ©
Govardhan Hill
Rangji Temple ©
Rangji Temple
Sri Krishna Janmasthan ©
Sri Krishna Janmasthan

3
days
Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri ©
Fatehpur Sikri is a city in the Agra District of Uttar Pradesh, India. Fatehpur Sikri is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri, contemplate the long history of Lower Haramsara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Masjid, and admire the landmark architecture of Khwabgah.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fatehpur Sikri sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Mathura to Fatehpur Sikri takes 2 hours. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Agra.

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Historic Sites
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Buland Darwaza ©
Buland Darwaza
Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri ©
Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri
Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti ©
Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti

8
days
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
For shopping fun, head to Mughal Carpet or Gem Jewellery and Handicraft Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Subhash Emporium, admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, steep yourself in history at Shah Burj, and admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fatehpur Sikri to Agra takes an hour. January in Agra sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Shah Burj ©
Shah Burj

5
days
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Take a break from the city and head to Sukhna Lake and Timber Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chandigarh: Shimla (Annadale, Viceregal Lodge, & more). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Elante mall, take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden, get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, and make a splash at Thunder Zone Water & Amusement park.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Chandigarh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Shimla, Thunder Zone Water & Amusement park, Fun City - Elante Mall
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Fun City - Elante Mall ©
Fun City - Elante Mall
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Elante mall ©
Elante mall

2
days
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mandir Mata Lal Devi, then make a trip to Jallianwala Bagh, then make a trip to Harmandir Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kanjli Wetlands, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib, and then look for gifts at Raunak Punjabi Jutti.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amritsar vacation trip planner.

Fly from Chandigarh to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Amritsar are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kanjli Wetlands
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Gobindgarh Fort ©
Gobindgarh Fort
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

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