17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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17 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Goa
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
2
Bandhavgarh National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Ranthambore National Park
— 1 night
taxi + train:  3​h
6
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
New Delhi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  13​h
End: Bristol

1
night
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Palacio do Deao and then look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Baga Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Augustine's Tower.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Goa itinerary planning site .

Bristol, UK to Goa is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In March in Goa, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Bandhavgarh National Park.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Palacio do Deao ©
Palacio do Deao

1
day
Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park ©
A trip to Bandhavgarh National Park offers ample opportunity to see wildlife, including its famous elephants and Asian tigers.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Shesh-Saiya, take in the awesome beauty at Bandhavgarh Hill, and then explore the striking landscape of Bandhavgarh National Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bandhavgarh National Park day trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Goa to Bandhavgarh National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Bandhavgarh National Park

Nature Parks
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Bandhavgarh National Park ©
Bandhavgarh National Park

1
night
Varanasi

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 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vyasa Temple, look for gifts at Bala Ji Handicraft, contemplate the long history of Rani Laxmibai Janmasthali, get to know the fascinating history of Bhadaini Ghat, then view the masterpieces at Kriti Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jangamwadi Math. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banaras Ghats, contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Annapurna Devi Mandir, then don't miss a visit to Sarnath, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vishalakshi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bindu Madhav Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Varanasi trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Bandhavgarh National Park to Varanasi in 8 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Banaras Ghats ©
Banaras Ghats
Vishalakshi Temple ©
Vishalakshi Temple

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 5th (Sun), admire the striking features of Agra Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balkeshwar Mandir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Soami Bagh, and finally steep yourself in history at Shah Burj. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mina Masjid, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Agra trip planner .

Getting from Varanasi to Agra by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April in Agra, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Ranthambore National Park.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal ©
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal

1
night
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 7th (Tue): look for gifts at Dastkar Ranthambhore, identify plant and animal life at Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Ranthambore National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ranthambore National Park road trip planner.

Drive from Agra to Ranthambore National Park in 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Ranthambore National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sawai Madhopur
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Ranthambore National Park ©
Ranthambore National Park
Dastkar Ranthambhore ©
Dastkar Ranthambhore

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Amber Palace and City Palace of Jaipur. Popular historic sites such as Jal Mahal and Shila Devi Temple are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Amer Jeep Safari, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Molto Bello Gems, admire the landmark architecture of Birla Mandir Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Jawahar Circle Garden.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jaipur trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Ranthambore National Park to Jaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Jaipur sees daily highs of 44°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

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.
Visit Humayun's Tomb and Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid) for their historical value. India Gate and Akshardham are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), explore the galleries of Play Clan, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip builder app .

You can fly from Jaipur to New Delhi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in New Delhi sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

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