18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
1
Mussoorie
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h
2
Haridwar
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Nainital
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Ajmer
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  9​h
6
Bhuj
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Ahmedabad

2
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
On the 21st (Sat), admire the masterpieces at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, delve into the lush surroundings at Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, and then hike along Camel's Back Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gun Hill, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mussoorie trip planner .

Ahmedabad to Mussoorie is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve ©
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre ©
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre

3
nights
Haridwar

An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Swami Vivekanand Park. Get some historical perspective at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and Chandi Devi Temple. Explore Haridwar's surroundings by going to Rishikesh (Shiv Gauri Pashmina World, Spas, & more). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Haridwar trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Mussoorie to Haridwar in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nainital.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Rishikesh
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River Rafting & Tubing
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

2
nights
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
On the 27th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bhimtal Lake, then explore the activities along Nainital Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at The Pahari Store, identify plant and animal life at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, and then examine the collection at Jim Corbett Gurney House.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nainital tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Haridwar to Nainital in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bhimtal Lake, Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple ©
Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Shop till you drop at Taj Gallery and Shahin Arts. Get some historical perspective at Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. When in Agra, make a side trip to see Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Spiritual Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Agra Art Gallery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Agra journey planning website .

You can drive from Nainital to Agra in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. September in Agra sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Ajmer.

Things to do in Agra

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Ajmer

Ajmer ©
Although usually visited on a day trip from the nearby Pushkar, the lively, often chaotic city of Ajmer has its share of sights.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Dargah Shariff and Brahma Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Archaeological Museum and Shiv Shakti Art & Handicraft. Get out of town with these interesting Ajmer side-trips: Pushkar (Spas & Wellness, Safaris, & more). There's more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Vikas Handicrafts and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Digamber Jain Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ajmer trip planning app .

Getting from Agra to Ajmer by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bhuj.

Things to do in Ajmer

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Pushkar
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Dargah Shariff ©
Dargah Shariff
Brahma Temple ©
Brahma Temple
Pushkar Lake ©
Pushkar Lake

3
nights
Bhuj

Bhuj ©
Established long ago as an important regional city, Bhuj has had to rebuild on several occasions due to devastating earthquakes destroying its temples, palaces, and residential areas.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sharad Baug Palace and Vijay Vilas Palace. For shopping fun, head to Traditional Rogan Art or Hiralakshmi Memorial Craft Park. Get out of town with these interesting Bhuj side-trips: Mandvi (Mandvi Beach & Jain Temple) and Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary (in Kutch). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating landscape at White Desert Of Kutch, see the interesting displays at Kutch Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj, and explore the historical opulence of Pragmahal Palace.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bhuj attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Ajmer to Bhuj takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Bhuj, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bhuj

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mandvi, Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
White Desert Of Kutch ©
White Desert Of Kutch
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj ©
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj
Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary ©
Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary

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