8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Pondicherry
Pondicherry
— Few hours
+3
bus + subway + taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Mathura
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
New Delhi
— 1 night
+3
Fly + taxi + subway + bus:  9​h 30​min
Pondicherry

few
hours
Pondicherry

Pondicherry
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pondicherry holiday planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Pondicherry. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Jaipur.

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1
day
Jaipur

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Fort, and finally look for gifts at Royal Spices And Tea.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jaipur itinerary planner.

Getting from Pondicherry to Jaipur by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Agra.

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City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Amber Fort ©
Amber Fort
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

1
day
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Shah Burj, then admire the landmark architecture of Jama Masjid, and then make a trip to Agra Fort.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Agra online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Mathura.

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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Shah Burj ©
Shah Burj
Jama Masjid ©
Jama Masjid

2
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.
On the 30th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Janmasthan, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Govardhan Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banke Bihari Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Vrindavan. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Krishna Janma Bhoomi Mandir, get outside with The Sacred Lake Kusum Sarovar, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mathura trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Agra to Mathura in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

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Govardhan Hill ©
Govardhan Hill
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
The Sacred Lake Kusum Sarovar ©
The Sacred Lake Kusum Sarovar

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get outside with Kalindi Kunj and then contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip builder.

You can drive from Mathura to New Delhi in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Raj Ghat ©
Raj Ghat

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