16 days in India & Birmingham Itinerary

16 days in India & Birmingham Itinerary

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16 days in India & Birmingham Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
foot + Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Amritsar, India
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Jodhpur, India
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Udaipur, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  3​h
6
Ranthambore National Park, India
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Agra, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Varanasi, India
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  13​h
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

2
nights
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Get out of town with these interesting Birmingham side-trips: The Cotswold Brewing Company (in Bourton-on-the-Water), Moreton-in-Marsh (The Moreton Gallery & Cotswold Archery) and Warwick Castle (in Warwick). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, admire the landmark architecture of Gloucester Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip planner .

Manchester to Birmingham is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh, Cotswolds Distillery, Warwick Castle, Old Baptist Chapel, Gloucester Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery

1
night
Amritsar, India

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for gifts at India House and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and then make a trip to Jallianwala Bagh.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Amritsar trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Birmingham to Amritsar takes 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Birmingham in March, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Amritsar: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Amritsar

Spas Tours Parks
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Food Tours
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

1
night
Jodhpur, India

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then appreciate the history behind Jaswant Thada.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jodhpur trip builder app .

You can fly from Amritsar to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amritsar in March, with highs in Jodhpur at 39°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Jaswant Thada ©
Jaswant Thada

2
nights
Udaipur, India

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 12th (Thu), explore the activities along Lake Pichola, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Animal Aid Unlimited, get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple.

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Getting from Jodhpur to Udaipur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola

2
nights
Jaipur, India

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 14th (Sat): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then don't miss a visit to City Palace of Jaipur, then contemplate the long history of Amber Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Jitesh Arts. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Amer jeep Safari, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and then stop by Anokhi Clothing Store.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read Jaipur trip planner .

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Jaipur are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ranthambore National Park.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

1
night
Ranthambore National Park, India

Ranthambore National Park
Named for the historic fortress it contains, Ranthambore National Park remains one of the best places to view tigers in their natural jungle habitat.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Surwal Lake and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ranthambore National Park day trip app .

Getting from Jaipur to Ranthambore National Park by combination of train and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Ranthambore National Park

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

2
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal, admire the striking features of Agra Fort, and then make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

For maps and tourist information, read our Agra trip maker tool .

Drive from Ranthambore National Park to Agra in 6 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

1
night
Varanasi, India

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the activities along Ganges River and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Varanasi day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Agra to Varanasi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Varanasi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River

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nights
New Delhi, India

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 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at India Gate, admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan) and then don't miss a visit to Qutub Minar.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the New Delhi travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Varanasi in March: highs in New Delhi hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

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