13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Surat
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Agra
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Surat


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3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gandhi Smriti and Relics of Buddha at National Museum. Humayun's Tomb and Akshardham are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 23rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and make a trip to India Gate.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi day trip tool .

Surat to New Delhi is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. January in New Delhi sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Manu Market.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Manali in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple, then see the interesting displays at Prantika, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally make a trip to The Ridge.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla holiday builder site .

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Shimla

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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.
Appreciate the collections at City Palace of Jaipur and Gallery Artchill. Shop till you drop at Jewels Lake Palace , Jaipur and Royal Spices And Tea. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, and browse the exhibits of Nahargarh Fort.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to Jaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Agra Fort and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dayal Bagh and then look for gifts at Marble Handicrafts Agra.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra trip planner .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Jaipur in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Agra: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Dayal Bagh ©
Dayal Bagh

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