18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Fly:  6​h
1
Udaipur
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Jaisalmer
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  3​h
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Manali
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Agra
— 4 nights
8
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  36​h
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)


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1
day
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 21st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli, take a leisurely stroll along Gangaur Ghat, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, then browse the exhibits of Gothwal Art, and finally explore the activities along Lake Pichola.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Udaipur trip planning website .

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Udaipur is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Parks Nature
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art

1
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Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Gadsisar Sagar Lake has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Gadsisar Sagar Lake, then explore and take pictures at Khaba Fort, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Sam Sand Dunes.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Jaisalmer trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Udaipur to Jaisalmer in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sam Sand Dunes
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Sam Sand Dunes ©
Sam Sand Dunes
Gadsisar Sagar Lake ©
Gadsisar Sagar Lake
Khaba Fort ©
Khaba Fort

2
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 (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Amer Jeep Safari, explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and then stop by Royal Spices And Tea. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Jaipur trip planner .

Getting from Jaisalmer to Jaipur by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Jaipur are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Amer jeep Safari ©
Amer jeep Safari
EleSafari ©
EleSafari

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): make a trip to Gurudwara Nada Sahib, contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Panjab University, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chandigarh vacation planning site .

Getting from Jaipur to Chandigarh by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Harmandir Sahib, Gurudwara Nada Sahib
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib

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nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, and then get outside with Rohtang Pass.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Manali day trip app .

Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Manali takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Red Fort (Lal Quila), then take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar, then get your game on at Barney's Den, then contemplate the long history of Humayun's Tomb, and finally contemplate the long history of India Gate.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Manali to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in New Delhi are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Barney's Den ©
Barney's Den
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

4
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Go for a jaunt from Agra to Bharatpur to see Keoladeo National Park about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, and walk around Mehtab Bagh.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Agra itinerary app .

Drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Agra are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel to Agra.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park
Play Safari ©
Play Safari

2
nights
Agra

Agra
For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra travel website .

On the 4th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Shopping

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