12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Ajmer
— 1 night
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
5
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
6
Goa
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Dhaka City

2
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.
On the 12th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, then take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, then contemplate the long history of Humayun's Tomb, and finally make a trip to India Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), tour the pleasant surroundings at Akshardham, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New Delhi trip itinerary site .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to New Delhi is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in New Delhi are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 14th (Wed), admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, and then don't miss a visit to Agra Fort.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra road trip site .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Agra sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally stop by Royal Spices And Tea.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip planner .

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Ajmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

1
night
Ajmer

Ajmer ©
Although usually visited on a day trip from the nearby Pushkar, the lively, often chaotic city of Ajmer has its share of sights.
On the 16th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Savitri Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Savitri Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Anasagar Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dargah Shariff. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Digamber Jain Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pushkar Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Rangji Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ajmer online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Ajmer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Ajmer

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pushkar
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Dargah Shariff ©
Dargah Shariff
Pushkar Lake ©
Pushkar Lake
Savitri Temple ©
Savitri Temple

2
nights
Mumbai

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, look for gifts at Kulture Shop, make a trip to Gateway of India, then get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, hunt for treasures at Crawford Market, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mumbai trip builder website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Ajmer to Mumbai in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Mumbai

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

2
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Dudhsagar Plantation and Farmstay and then stroll through Palolem Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Se Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount, and then admire the striking features of Basilica of Bom Jesus.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Goa trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Mumbai to Goa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Goa, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral

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