16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Shimla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Ranthambore National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Fatehpur Sikri
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
6
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Bangkok

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Step out of Shimla to go to Taradevi and see Tara Devi Temple, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Mall, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla trip planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Shimla is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Shimla is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

2
nights
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Sahelion Ki Bari, then explore the historical opulence of Monsoon Palace, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Udaipur online day trip planner .

Getting from Shimla to Udaipur by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Udaipur are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Ranthambore National Park.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

2
nights
Ranthambore National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganesh Temple, then contemplate the long history of Ranthambore Fort, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ranthambore National Park.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ranthambore National Park day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Udaipur to Ranthambore National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Ranthambore National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore Fort
Highlights from your plan
Ranthambore National Park ©
Ranthambore National Park
Ganesh Temple ©
Ganesh Temple
Ranthambore Fort ©
Ranthambore Fort

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, and then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Birla Mandir Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors).

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jaipur trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi and train from Ranthambore National Park to Jaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Jaipur sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fatehpur Sikri.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

few
hours
Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri ©
Fatehpur Sikri is a town in the Agra District of Uttar Pradesh, India. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Buland Darwaza, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti, and then make a trip to Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fatehpur Sikri trip planner .

You can drive from Jaipur to Fatehpur Sikri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Fatehpur Sikri, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 68°F at night. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Agra.

Things to do in Fatehpur Sikri

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Buland Darwaza ©
Buland Darwaza
Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri ©
Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri
Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti ©
Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll around Mehtab Bagh.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Agra trip simple and quick.

You can take a train from Fatehpur Sikri to Agra in an hour. Another option is to drive. In October, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal

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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, contemplate the long history of India Gate, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read New Delhi trip planner .

Drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Sarnath and then admire the landmark architecture of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple).

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Varanasi trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Varanasi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Varanasi can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

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

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