12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
1
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Surat
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h
3
Agra
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Surat
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Mumbai
— 1 night
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, enjoy the sand and surf at Chowpatty Beach, contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then stop by Bungalow Eight, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Zaveri Bazaar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banganga Tank, take a stroll through Colaba, wander the streets of Nariman Point, then make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, and finally take a stroll through Dharavi.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mumbai itinerary maker website .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. December in Mumbai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Surat.

Things to do in Mumbai

Neighborhoods Shopping Outdoors
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Dharavi ©
Dharavi
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Chowpatty Beach ©
Chowpatty Beach

2
nights
Surat

Surat ©
Off the map for most international tourists heading to India, the major industrial city of Surat has a long heritage in diamond-cutting and textile manufacturing.
On the 9th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambika Niketan Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Dumas Beach, then browse the different shops at VR Surat, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Gopi Talav, browse the collection at Kavi Narmad Central Library, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Jagdishchandra Bose Aquarium, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Shirdi Sai Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Surat trip planner .

Fly from Mumbai to Surat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Mumbai in December, plan for little chillier days in Surat, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Surat

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Dumas Beach ©
Dumas Beach
Ambika Niketan Temple ©
Ambika Niketan Temple
Sri Shirdi Sai Temple ©
Sri Shirdi Sai Temple

1
day
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then look for gifts at Mughal Carpet.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Surat to Agra in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Surat in December, with highs in Agra at 27°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

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 12th (Thu): stop by LUV INDIYA CONCEPTS, then hunt for treasures at Chandni Chowk, then contemplate the long history of India Gate, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi trip planner .

Drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Surat.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)
India Gate ©
India Gate

4
nights
Surat

Surat ©
Do your shopping at Laxmipati Sarees and RahulRaj Mall. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Tithal Beach and Ubharat beach. Explore Surat's surroundings by going to Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (in Bharuch), Suvali Beach (in Hazira) and Nishkalang Mahadev Temple (in Bhavnagar). See even more of Surat: examine the collection at Sardar Patel Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Surat trip tool .

You can fly from New Delhi to Surat in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New Delhi in December, with highs in Surat at 33°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Surat

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Tithal Beach, Nishkalang Mahadev Temple, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Suvali Beach
Highlights from your plan
Tithal Beach ©
Tithal Beach
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir ©
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Nishkalang Mahadev Temple ©
Nishkalang Mahadev Temple

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
On the 17th (Tue), browse the eclectic array of goods at Crawford Market, then wander the streets of Colaba Causeway, then get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Juhu Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mumbai trip planner .

You can fly from Surat to Mumbai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Surat in December, expect nights in Mumbai to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Shopping Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Colaba Causeway ©
Colaba Causeway
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
Crawford Market ©
Crawford Market

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