13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  14​h 45​min
1
Shimla
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
2
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Agra
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  14​h
End: London

1
day
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 5th (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at Army Herritage Museum, examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then see the interesting displays at Himachal State Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Prantika.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Shimla road trip planning website .

London, UK to Shimla is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Shimla is 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums
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Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Himachal State Museum ©
Himachal State Museum

1
night
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Haridwar trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Shimla to Haridwar by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Swami Vivekanand Park ©
Swami Vivekanand Park

2
nights
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 7th (Thu): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Sachcha Akhileshwar Mahadev Temple, and then pick up some local products at Cooking Masala. Keep things going the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rishikesh trip itinerary tool .

Rishikesh is just a stone's throw from Haridwar. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas & Wellness

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chandni Chowk and People Tree. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gandhi Smriti and Swatantra Sangrama Sangrahalaya. Spend the 10th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, see the interesting displays at National Museum, don't miss a visit to India Gate, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi online trip builder .

Getting from Rishikesh to New Delhi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort ©
Red Fort

4
nights
Agra

Agra ©
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Head to Taj Gallery and New Nice Marble Art & Handicraftsfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will appreciate Spiritual Museum and Agra Art Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Agra to Bharatpur to see Keoladeo National Park about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, buy something for everyone on your list at Saket Mall, view the masterpieces at Subhash Emporium, and examine the collection at Taj Museum.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Agra journey planner.

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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Taj Gallery ©
Taj Gallery
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

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