12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Agra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Udaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Aurangabad
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
New Delhi
— 2 nights
End: New Delhi

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mehtab Bagh and then don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, then make a trip to Jahangir's Hauz, and finally contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Agra trip itinerary app .

New Delhi to Agra is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In September in Agra, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

1
night
Varanasi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Manikarnika Ghat, don't miss a visit to Banaras Ghats, make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, and finally make a trip to Assi Ghat.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Varanasi online holiday planner .

You can fly from Agra to Varanasi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September in Varanasi, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Varanasi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ganges River
Ganges River
Dasaswamedh Ghat ©
Dasaswamedh Ghat
Banaras Ghats ©
Banaras Ghats

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 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Govind Dev Ji Temple, then see the interesting displays at Albert Hall Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Amber Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Jal Mahal. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then make a trip to Panna Meena ka Kund, and finally look for gifts at Royal Spices And Tea.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur road trip planner.

Getting from Varanasi to Jaipur by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Govind Dev Ji Temple ©
Govind Dev Ji Temple
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

3
nights
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ekling Ji Temple and Jagmandir Isla. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ShreenathJi Temple, stop by Little Armani, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Shilpgram.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Udaipur trip planner .

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jaipur in October, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Udaipur. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Udaipur

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shahastrabahu Temple
Highlights from your plan
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 7th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Mary Church, then don't miss a visit to Worli Sea Face, then take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and finally take a stroll through Nariman Point.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Mumbai online route maker .

Getting from Udaipur to Mumbai by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Udaipur in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Mumbai, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica
Nariman Point
Nariman Point
Worli Sea Face ©
Worli Sea Face

1
night
Aurangabad

Aurangabad ©
A place of history, culture, and spiritualism, Aurangabad appeals to a growing number of pilgrims and tourists looking to get more out of their vacation in India.
On the 8th (Mon), expand your understanding of the military at Daulatabad Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, explore the fascinating underground world of Aurangabad Caves, then look for gifts at Himroo Fabrics, and finally stop by Paithani Silk Weaving Center.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Aurangabad trip planner .

You can fly from Mumbai to Aurangabad in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in October, expect little chillier with lows of 23°C in Aurangabad. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Daulatabad Fort
Highlights from your plan
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple ©
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
Aurangabad Caves ©
Aurangabad Caves
Himroo Fabrics ©
Himroo Fabrics

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, make a trip to Gandhi Smriti, tour the pleasant surroundings at Humayun's Tomb, then contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, and finally make a trip to Rajpath. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar, take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New Delhi day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Aurangabad to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Walking tours
Rajpath ©
Rajpath

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