12 days in Agra & New Delhi Itinerary

12 days in Agra & New Delhi Itinerary

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12 days in Agra & New Delhi Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
New Delhi
— 9 nights
End: New Delhi

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the striking features of Agra Fort, contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, and then explore the world behind art at Marble Cottage. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Taj Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then stop by Mughal Carpet, and finally look for gifts at J.K. Cottage Industries.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Agra custom trip planner.

New Delhi to Agra is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In August in Agra, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Taj Museum ©
Taj Museum

9
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.
Gandhi Smriti and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib will appeal to history buffs. Hauz Khas Village and India Gate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting New Delhi side-trips: Gurugram (Gurgaon) (Sultanpur National Park Bird Sanctuary & Ambience Mall). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, shop like a local with Connaught Place, take in nature's colorful creations at Swaminarayan Akshardham, and step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi itinerary builder.

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daytime highs in New Delhi are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gurugram (Gurgaon), The Great India Place
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

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