12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  9​h
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Mussoorie
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Colombo

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Agrasen Ki Baoli - Leamigo, India Gate, Qutub Minar, and other attractions.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi day trip website .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to New Delhi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. When traveling from Colombo in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in New Delhi, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°C. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Taj Mahal has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
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.
You've now added Nahargarh Fort to your itinerary. On the 14th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind and then steep yourself in history at Nahargarh Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and then explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur road trip planner .

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 16th (Fri), you're off toMussoorie.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind ©
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

4
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Get out of town with these interesting Mussoorie side-trips: Dehradun (Tibetan Buddhist Temple & Shri Parkasheshwar Mahadev Mandir) and Har ki Pauri (in Haridwar). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls, make a trip to Lal Tibba, and contemplate the long history of Gun Hill.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mussoorie vacation builder tool .

You can fly from Jaipur to Mussoorie in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to New Delhi.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Dehradun, Har ki Pauri
Highlights from your plan
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre ©
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

2
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Akshardham as well as Lotus Temple. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mussoorie to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Lotus Temple ©
Lotus Temple

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