12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​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
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Haridwar
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: London

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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, and make a trip to Jahanara Begum's Tomb.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi day trip planner .

London, UK to New Delhi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from London to New Delhi, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in November, you will find days in New Delhi are much hotter (33°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Food Tours

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): stroll around Mehtab Bagh and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Agra trip planner .

Getting from New Delhi to Agra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November in Agra, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Mehtab Bagh ©
Mehtab Bagh

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.
On the 26th (Tue), look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally stop by Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), then explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal, and then make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

2
nights
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then admire the striking features of Akal Takht, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Amritsar day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Amritsar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Amritsar is little chillier than Jaipur - with highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in Amritsar

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Food Tours
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

2
nights
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Venture out of the city with trips to Triveni Ghat (in Ujjain) and Rishikesh (Spas, River Rafting & Tubing, & more). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Haridwar trip maker .

You can fly from Amritsar to Haridwar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Rishikesh, Triveni Ghat Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Temple
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas

1
night
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New Delhi day trip planner .

You can fly from Haridwar to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Lodhi Garden ©
Lodhi Garden
Rashtrapati Bhavan ©
Rashtrapati Bhavan

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