18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
New Delhi
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Agra
— Few hours
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
4
Goa
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Mumbai
— 4 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: London

4
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham, and steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New Delhi holiday planner .

London, UK to New Delhi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to India Standard Time is 5 hours. While traveling from London, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in New Delhi, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

few
hours
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): make a trip to Jahangir Mahal and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
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 5th (Thu): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally stop by Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and then get to know the resident critters at Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaipur holiday builder app .

Getting from Agra to Jaipur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Jaipur sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

4
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baga Beach, stroll through Calangute Beach, identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Bom Jesus.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Goa trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Jaipur to Goa takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Expect much warmer evenings in Goa when traveling from Jaipur in December, with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

4
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, and enjoy the sand and surf at Chowpatty Beach.

Plan my day in Mumbai using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Mumbai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Goa in December, expect nights in Mumbai to be a bit cooler, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

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