15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + subway + train:  13​h 45​min
1
Agra
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
4
Nainital
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Rampur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
When in Agra, make a side trip to see Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal, admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra trip tool .

London, UK to Agra is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from London to Agra. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Agra at 36°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

2
nights
Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, explore the activities along Ganges River, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarnath, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birthplace of Sant Ravidas Seergovardhan Varanasi.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Varanasi trip planner.

You can fly from Agra to Varanasi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Varanasi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to BBD Bagh, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sri Iswar Madan Mohan Jew. On the next day, examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, explore the different monuments and memorials at South Park Street Cemetery, then get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and finally stop by Kumortuli.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Varanasi in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Kolkata (Calcutta). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
South Park Street Cemetery ©
South Park Street Cemetery

1
night
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stop by The Pahari Store, take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, and then explore the activities along Nainital Lake. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karkotaka Temple, then admire the engineering at Kalagadh Dam, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Naina Peak.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nainital trip planner .

Getting from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Nainital by combination of flight and taxi takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rampur.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Karkotaka Temple
Highlights from your plan
Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Naina Peak ©
Naina Peak

1
night
Rampur

Rampur ©
Rampur is a city and a municipality in and headquarters of Rampur District in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. On the 24th (Tue), see the sky in a new way at Aryabhatt Planetarium and then browse the collection at Raza Library.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Rampur trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Nainital to Rampur takes 3 hours. In March in Rampur, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Rampur

Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Raza Library
Highlights from your plan
Aryabhatt Planetarium ©
Aryabhatt Planetarium
Raza Library ©
Raza Library

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, stroll through Lodhi Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read our New Delhi holiday maker website .

Drive from Rampur to New Delhi in 4 hours. In March in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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

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