12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
3
Khajuraho
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Varanasi
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Bodh Gaya
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Nalanda
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 15​min
7
Allahabad
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Lucknow
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
9
Jhansi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Gwalior
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: New Delhi

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and then steep yourself in history at India Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), stroll through Akshardham, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New Delhi trip site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. October in New Delhi sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal and then tour in style with a train tour. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Agra online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Khajuraho.

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

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Khajuraho

Khajuraho ©
Most visitors come to Khajuraho to see the 1,000-year-old erotic rock carvings at a cluster of World Heritage-listed Hindu and Jain temples.
On the 21st (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Raneh Falls, admire the striking features of Devi Jagdamba Temple, admire the striking features of Kandariya Mahadev Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chitragupta Temple, then admire the striking features of Lakshmana Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Pratapeswar Temple.

To see maps and more tourist information, read our Khajuraho day trip planner.

Getting from Agra to Khajuraho by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Raneh Falls
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Devi Jagdamba Temple ©
Devi Jagdamba Temple
Khajuraho ©
Khajuraho
Kandariya Mahadev Temple ©
Kandariya Mahadev Temple

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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 22nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), then explore the activities along Ganges River, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Varanasi visit website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Khajuraho to Varanasi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Bodh Gaya.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours Parks Nature
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Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple ©
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

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Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya ©
One of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, Bodh Gaya has risen to international fame as the place where Prince Siddhartha sat under the Bodhi tree and gained enlightenment some 2,600 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): make a trip to Bodhi Tree, admire the landmark architecture of Mahabodhi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Bhutan Monastery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Great Buddha Statue.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bodh Gaya trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Varanasi to Bodh Gaya in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Nalanda.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites
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Mahabodhi Temple ©
Mahabodhi Temple
Bodhi Tree ©
Bodhi Tree
Great Buddha Statue ©
Great Buddha Statue

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Nalanda

Nalanda ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): make a trip to Xuan Zang ( Hsuen Tsang ) Memorial, admire the landmark architecture of Xuan Zang Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Nalanda Archaeological Museum, then appreciate the history behind Stupa of Sariputra, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jal Mandir.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, use the Nalanda trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Bodh Gaya to Nalanda takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Nalanda are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Allahabad.

Things to do in Nalanda

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Xuan Zang ( Hsuen Tsang ) Memorial
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Jal Mandir ©
Jal Mandir
Xuan Zang Memorial ©
Xuan Zang Memorial
Xuan Zang ( Hsuen Tsang ) Memorial ©
Xuan Zang ( Hsuen Tsang ) Memorial

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Allahabad

Allahabad ©
Rising from the meeting point of three of India's holiest rivers, Allahabad has a long and colorful history.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): snap pictures at New Yamuna Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sai Dham Mandir, then walk around Alfred Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bade Hanuman Jee Temple.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Allahabad trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Nalanda to Allahabad in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lucknow.

Things to do in Allahabad

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Sai Dham Mandir ©
Sai Dham Mandir
Bade Hanuman Jee Temple ©
Bade Hanuman Jee Temple
New Yamuna Bridge ©
New Yamuna Bridge

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Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
On the 26th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Constantia House, then don't miss a visit to Victoria Memorial, then admire the striking features of Bara Imambara, and finally browse the different shops at East End Mall.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lucknow trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Allahabad to Lucknow in 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Lucknow can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Jhansi.

Things to do in Lucknow

Shopping
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Victoria Memorial ©
Victoria Memorial
Bara Imambara ©
Bara Imambara
Constantia House ©
Constantia House

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Jhansi

Jhansi ©
Jhansi is a historic city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): stop by Mathura Madhuram, contemplate the long history of Jhansi Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganesh Mandir Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jude's Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Maha Lakshmi Temple.

Plan a Jhansi trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lucknow to Jhansi in 6 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 96°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gwalior.

Things to do in Jhansi

Historic Sites Shopping
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St. Jude's Shrine ©
St. Jude's Shrine
Jhansi Fort ©
Jhansi Fort
Mathura Madhuram ©
Mathura Madhuram

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Gwalior

Gwalior ©
The historic city of Gwalior offers an introduction to the medieval dynastic politics of the region.
On the 28th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Bateswar group of temples - Morena Gwailor, then admire the striking features of Jai Vilas Palace, then examine the collection at Sarod Ghar, and finally explore the ancient world of Gwalior Fort.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gwalior online route planner .

You can drive from Jhansi to Gwalior in 3 hours. October in Gwalior sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gwalior

Historic Sites Museums
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Gwalior Fort ©
Gwalior Fort
Jai Vilas Palace ©
Jai Vilas Palace
Sarod Ghar ©
Sarod Ghar

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