12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
1
Mumbai
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Leh
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h
5
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
7
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 20th (Sat), take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, then take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, and then steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mumbai online holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Mumbai. In July, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then explore the activities along Beas River, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Manali online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Manali takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Qutub Minar, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and then steep yourself in history at India Gate.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi route app .

Getting from Manali to New Delhi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. July in New Delhi sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

3
nights
Leh

The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Escape the urban bustle at Magnetic Hill and River Rafting & Tubing. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, explore the ancient world of Basgo gompa, and see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Leh trip planning tool .

You can fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Photography Tours
Magnetic Hill ©
Magnetic Hill

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 26th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Agra Fort, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In July, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal

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 27th (Sat): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then contemplate the long history of Amber Palace, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Amer Jeep Safari, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gems Galaxy.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur visit planning site .

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Amer Jeep Safari ©
Amer Jeep Safari
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind ©
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Step out of the city life by going to Periyar Tiger Reserve and Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and admire the sheer force of Pandikuzhi Waterfalls.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Thekkady online holiday builder .

Getting from Jaipur to Thekkady by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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