16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
4
Goa
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rajpath and Hauz Khas Village. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib and Sai Baba Temple. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chhatarpur Temple, contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and make a trip to India Gate.

Plan my day in New Delhi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

London, UK to New Delhi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from London in September, expect New Delhi to be warmer, temps between 41°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Spas Parks
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Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
Chhatarpur Temple ©
Chhatarpur Temple

5
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Agra Fort and Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Taj Mahal and Tomb of Akbar the Great. Get out of town with these interesting Agra side-trips: Mathura (Govardhan Hill, Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex, & more), Keoladeo National Park (in Bharatpur) and Lotus Throne (in Fatehpur Sikri). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Shah Burj, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dayal Bagh, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Mata Vaishno Devi Dham.

To see reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Agra route planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Agra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Nature Spas

Side Trips

Mathura, Vrindavan, Keoladeo National Park, Lotus Throne, Tomb of Akbar the Great
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like EleSafari and Moti Dungari Temple. Amber Palace and Rusirani Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Amer Jeep Safari, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jaipur holiday website .

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Jaipur sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Moti Dungari Temple ©
Moti Dungari Temple
Amer Jeep Safari ©
Amer Jeep Safari

4
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Get some historical perspective at Shanta Durga Temple and Fernandes House. Step off the beaten path and head to Mobor Beach and Betalbatim Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Majorda Beach, stroll through Cansaulim Beach, steep yourself in history at Palacio do Deao, and practice your aim at Milsim Goa Paintball.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Goa journey planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Goa by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Jaipur in September, you will find days in Goa are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Mobor Beach ©
Mobor Beach
Majorda Beach ©
Majorda Beach
Betalbatim Beach ©
Betalbatim Beach

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