12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
Fly:  18 h
1
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, childrens museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, and identify plant and animal life at Elefriend.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur planner .

Palma de Mallorca, Spain to Jaipur is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Palma de Mallorca in November; daily highs in Jaipur reach 35°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

2
nights
Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Rajendraprasad Ghat, then make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, then explore the activities along Ganges River, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), and then don't miss a visit to Sarnath.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Varanasi online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Varanasi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 10th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal, then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then admire the landmark architecture of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Agra sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Varanasi to Agra by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Agra when traveling from Varanasi in November, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

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

4
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and get to know the fascinating history of Lodhi Garden.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi road trip site .

Getting from Agra to New Delhi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. November in New Delhi sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Food Tours

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