17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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17 days in India Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  11​h
1
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Agra
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Rishikesh
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Red Carpet Wax Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Babu Amichand Panalal Jain Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahalakshmi Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Mary Basilica. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nerul Balaji Temple, then wander the streets of Nariman Point, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Babulnath Temple, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mumbai online travel planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Mumbai is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Mumbai, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Mumbai are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nerul Balaji Temple
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Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica
Nariman Point
Nariman Point
Mahalakshmi Temple ©
Mahalakshmi Temple

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like EleSafari and Amer Jeep Safari. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Amber Palace and Govind Dev Ji Temple. Spend the 21st (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Moti Dungari Temple and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur tour planner .

Getting from Mumbai to Jaipur by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in September, you will find days in Jaipur are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Govind Dev Ji Temple ©
Govind Dev Ji Temple
Moti Dungari Temple ©
Moti Dungari Temple

4
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Visit Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity and Taj Mahal for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to ISKCON Vrindavan and Krishna Janmabhoomi Mandir. Change things up with a short trip to Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham in Vrindavan (about 1h 40 min away). Spend the 24th (Tue) on the rails with a train tour. On the 25th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort and admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Akbar the Great.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Agra online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Agra, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vrindavan, Tomb of Akbar the Great, Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rajpath and Chhatarpur Temple. Get some cultural insight at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib and Humayun's Tomb. On the 28th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sai Baba Temple, contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, and take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi holiday app .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
Chhatarpur Temple ©
Chhatarpur Temple

4
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Get some historical perspective at Chandi Devi Temple and Daksheshwar Mahadev. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shri Badrinath Ji Temple and Parmath Niketan Temple. Explore Rishikesh's surroundings by going to Kunjapuri Temple (in Narendranagar) and Har ki Pauri (in Haridwar). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, snap pictures at Ram Jhula, and steep yourself in history at The Beatles Ashram.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Rishikesh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haridwar, Kunjapuri Temple, Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple

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