18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
1
Mumbai
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h
2
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Kanchipuram
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: New Delhi


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4
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nerul Balaji Temple and Karnala Fort. Get some historical perspective at Babu Amichand Panalal Jain Temple and Hedavde Mahalaxmi Temple. Explore Mumbai's surroundings by going to Shree Ganesh Temple (in Dombivli), Kanakeshwar Devasthan Temple (in Alibaug) and Titwala Ganesh Mandir (in Thane). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jivdani Temple, admire the landmark architecture of St. Thomas Cathedral Mumbai, pause for some serene contemplation at Afghan Church, and contemplate the long history of Bandra Fort.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mumbai trip planner.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Navi Mumbai, Karnala Fort, Jivdani Temple, Titwala Ganesh Mandir, Kanakeshwar Devasthan Temple
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Nerul Balaji Temple ©
Nerul Balaji Temple
Babu Amichand Panalal Jain Temple ©
Babu Amichand Panalal Jain Temple
Karnala Fort ©
Karnala Fort

2
nights
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vedagiriswarar Temple, explore the ancient world of Krishna Mandapam, pause for some photo ops at Descent Of The Ganges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganesh Ratha Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Mahishasura Rock.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram online tour builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mumbai to Mahabalipuram in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. You'll set off for Pondicherry on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vedagiriswarar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges
Varaha Cave Temple ©
Varaha Cave Temple
Vedagiriswarar Temple ©
Vedagiriswarar Temple

1
night
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mailam Murugan Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Pondicherry, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Padaleeswarar Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Pondicherry online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll set off for Kanchipuram on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mailam Murugan Temple, Padaleeswarar Temple
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Mailam Murugan Temple ©
Mailam Murugan Temple
Padaleeswarar Temple ©
Padaleeswarar Temple

2
nights
Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
You've added Thennanagur Perumaal Temple, Kanchi Mahaswami Satabdhi Mani Mandapam, Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailasanathar Temple, admire the striking features of Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanchi Mahaswami Satabdhi Mani Mandapam, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thennanagur Perumaal Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kanchipuram day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Pondicherry to Kanchipuram takes 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chennai.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kailasanathar Temple ©
Kailasanathar Temple
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple ©
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 17th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krishnapuram Anchaneyar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sringeri Saradha Peetam Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aarupadai Veedu Temple.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chennai trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Kanchipuram to Chennai by car takes about 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for New Delhi.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Krishnapuram Anchaneyar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Aarupadai Veedu Temple ©
Aarupadai Veedu Temple

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramakrishna Mission, take in the spiritual surroundings of Malai Mandir, New Delhi, steep yourself in history at Mehrauli Archaeological Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Kalkaji Mandir Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Noida.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi online route planner .

You can fly from Chennai to New Delhi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. September in New Delhi sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

ISKCON Noida
Highlights from your plan
Sai Baba Temple ©
Sai Baba Temple
Mehrauli Archaeological Park ©
Mehrauli Archaeological Park
Ramakrishna Mission ©
Ramakrishna Mission

2
nights
Agra

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, contemplate the long history of Maryamuzzamani Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Akbar the Great, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, then steep yourself in history at Shah Burj, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Maryamuzzamani Palace, Tomb of Akbar the Great
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Tomb of Akbar the Great ©
Tomb of Akbar the Great
Saha Burj ©
Saha Burj

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moti Dungari Temple, steep yourself in history at Royal Gaitor Tumbas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shila Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Khole Ke Hanuman JI Temple, Jaipur, and finally stop by Silverfish Jewels & Art. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, examine the collection at Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yoga in Jaipur, and finally appreciate the history behind Swargasuli Tower.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Jaipur driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Moti Dungari Temple ©
Moti Dungari Temple
Khole Ke Hanuman JI Temple, Jaipur ©
Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing ©
Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing

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