18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bristol
+2
train + foot + Fly:  13​h
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​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
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Ranthambore National Park
— 1 day
taxi + train:  3​h
6
Jaipur
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  19​h 15​min
End: Bristol

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to India Gate, take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), and finally steep yourself in history at Red Fort (Lal Quila). Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Akshardham, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi journey website .

Bristol, UK to New Delhi is an approximately 13-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. March in New Delhi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Bandhavgarh National Park.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bandhavgarh National Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bandhavgarh Hill, and then pause for some photo ops at Shesh-Saiya.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bandhavgarh National Park tour planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from New Delhi to Bandhavgarh National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to 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

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birthplace of Sant Ravidas Seergovardhan Varanasi, don't miss a visit to Banaras Ghats, then explore the activities along Ganges River, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bindu Madhav Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarnath.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Varanasi trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Bandhavgarh National Park to Varanasi in 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Nature Parks
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Spas & Wellness
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Ganges River
Ganges River

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra Fort and Taj Mahal will appeal to history buffs. Gurudwara Guru ka Tal and Taj Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Agra with a short trip to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Kanch Mahal, don't miss a visit to Dhakri-Ka-Mahal, and stop by U P Handicraft Industries.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Agra trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Agra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Agra are 44°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ranthambore National Park.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping Spas

Side Trips

Kanch Mahal, Keoladeo National Park
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

1
day
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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganesh Temple, contemplate the long history of Ranthambore Fort, then contemplate the waterfront views at Padam Talab, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally look for gifts at Dastkar Ranthambhore.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ranthambore National Park online day trip planner .

Getting from Agra to Ranthambore National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Ranthambore National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore Fort
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Padam Talab ©
Padam Talab
Ganesh Temple ©
Ganesh Temple
Ranthambore Fort ©
Ranthambore Fort

7
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 some historical perspective at Amber Palace and Khole Ke Hanuman JI Temple, Jaipur. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rusirani Village and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jaipur trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Ranthambore National Park to Jaipur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

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