15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Goa
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Ajmer
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
9
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Reis Magos Fort, then kick back and relax at Baga Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Bom Jesus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Mallikarjun Temple and then kick back and relax at Agonda Beach.

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Kolkata (Calcutta) to Goa is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Goa, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kwan Kung Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, get outside with Marine Drive, then get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mumbai online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Goa to Mumbai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Goa in December, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Mumbai: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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.
On the 26th (Thu), see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Jitesh Arts. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Nahargarh Fort, then look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, then admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaipur day trip planner.

Getting from Mumbai to Jaipur by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in December; daily highs in Jaipur reach 30°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ajmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

1
night
Ajmer

Ajmer ©
Although usually visited on a day trip from the nearby Pushkar, the lively, often chaotic city of Ajmer has its share of sights.
On the 28th (Sat), explore the activities along Anasagar Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Digamber Jain Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dargah Shariff, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Akbari Masjid.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ajmer itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Jaipur to Ajmer in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Ajmer

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dargah Shariff ©
Dargah Shariff
Digamber Jain Temple ©
Digamber Jain Temple
Akbari Masjid ©
Akbari Masjid

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 29th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra holiday planner.

You can drive from Ajmer to Agra in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), then make a trip to India Gate, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, examine the collection at National Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi road trip site .

Drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort ©
Red Fort
India Gate ©
India Gate

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the activities along Beas River, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then admire the sheer force of Zana Falls, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

Start your trip to Manali by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Manali takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, make a trip to The Mall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Shimla using our trip planner.

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall

1
night
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
On the 3rd (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Digamber Jain Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Amritsar trip website .

You can drive from Shimla to Amritsar in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Amritsar are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Spas Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Spas
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple

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