12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
1
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Dehradun
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Mussoorie
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
8
New Delhi
— 2 nights
End: New Delhi

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 21st (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally look for gifts at K.L. Jewellers.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip tool .

New Delhi to Jaipur is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in April, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Agra attractions planner.

Drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Agra, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

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 24th (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi day trip site .

Getting from Agra to New Delhi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in New Delhi sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Museums Parks
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Chandni Chowk ©
Chandni Chowk
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti

1
night
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): walk around Swami Vivekanand Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mansa Devi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandi Devi Temple.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Haridwar trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Haridwar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple
Mansa Devi Temple ©
Mansa Devi Temple

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Jhula.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Rishikesh planner .

Rishikesh is just a short distance from Haridwar. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dehradun.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Spas
Ram Jhula ©
Ram Jhula

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night
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Dehradun Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Parkasheshwar Mahadev Mandir, then browse the different shops at Pacific Mall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tapkeshwar Temple.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dehradun tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Dehradun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Dehradun

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Dehradun District
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Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Pacific Mall ©
Pacific Mall
Dehradun Zoo ©
Dehradun Zoo

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night
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the world behind art at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, delve into the lush surroundings at Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gun Hill.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mussoorie trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Dehradun to Mussoorie takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve ©
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre ©
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre

2
nights
New Delhi

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stop by KCS Kashmir Shawl Emporium, then hunt for treasures at Gourmet Desire, and then steep yourself in history at India Gate. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi visit planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mussoorie to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

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