11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Agra
— 2 nights
+3
train + subway + Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
4
Dalhousie
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
5
Manali
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Humayun's Tomb and India Gate. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Red Fort (Lal Quila) and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Akshardham, take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village, contemplate the long history of Jahanara Begum's Tomb, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi itinerary planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to New Delhi. In October, daytime highs in New Delhi are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Amber Palace and Jal Mahal. Appreciate the collections at City Palace of Jaipur and Jitesh Arts. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at EleSafari, take a stroll through Rusirani Village, look for gifts at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jaipur trip planner .

Getting from New Delhi to Jaipur by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in October, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 15th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple. Keep things going the next day: admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balkeshwar Mandir, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Guru ka Tal.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Agra trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Agra

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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal ©
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal

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day
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
On the 17th (Thu), hike along Ganji Pahari, then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dalhousie online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Agra to Dalhousie in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dalhousie

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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Manali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Manu Temple ©
Manu Temple

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