20 days in India Itinerary

20 days in India Itinerary

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20 days in India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Ahmedabad
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
7
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
Amritsar
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + train:  11​h
End: London

2
nights
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, admire the natural beauty at Lodhi Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), and explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip builder website .

London, UK to New Delhi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to New Delhi is 5 hours. While traveling from London, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in New Delhi, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Step out of Agra with an excursion to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife SoS Bear Sanctuary, and make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jaipur online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Agra in January: highs in Jaipur hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

2
nights
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Monsoon Palace, then take a leisurely stroll along Gangaur Ghat, then get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Udaipur trip planner .

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Udaipur are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

1
night
Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then steep yourself in history at Jaswant Thada.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jodhpur tour planning website .

You can drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January in Jodhpur, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Jaswant Thada ©
Jaswant Thada

1
night
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
On the 9th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sola Mandir Bhagwat Vidyapith, then examine the collection at Calico Museum of Textiles, then contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jami Masjid.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ahmedabad trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Jodhpur to Ahmedabad by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January in Ahmedabad, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Calico Museum of Textiles ©
Calico Museum of Textiles
Jami Masjid ©
Jami Masjid

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, stop by Bungalow Eight, contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and kick back and relax at Chowpatty Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Ahmedabad to Mumbai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ahmedabad in January, with highs in Mumbai at 36°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

2
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
On the 13th (Mon), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, and then look for gifts at Kumortuli. On the next day, examine the collection at Raja Rammohun Roy Memorial Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and then stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in January; daily highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) reach 29°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Walking tours
South Park Street Cemetery ©
South Park Street Cemetery

1
night
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the striking features of Akal Takht, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally look for gifts at India House.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Amritsar day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Amritsar takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January, things will get a bit cooler in Amritsar: highs are around 20°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

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