20 days in India Itinerary

20 days in India Itinerary

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20 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
4
Rishikesh
— 11 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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 10th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, then examine the collection at National Rail Museum, and then look and learn at Jantar Mantar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at National Gandhi Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, then contemplate the long history of India Gate, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip itinerary builder tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. November in New Delhi sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:
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National Gandhi Museum ©
National Gandhi Museum
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

2
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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, then take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, and then examine the collection at Spiritual Museum. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Taj Museum, then don't miss a visit to Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, and finally don't miss a visit to Agra Fort.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Agra sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. November in Agra sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

#Historic Sites, #Museums
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Spiritual Museum ©
Spiritual Museum

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 14th (Wed): learn about all things military at Nahargarh Fort and then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, then examine the collection at Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, and finally stop by Royal Spices And Tea.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip planning site .

Drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Jaipur

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Childrens Museums
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

11
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Visit Shri Badrinath Ji Temple and Mansa Devi Temple for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Har ki Pauri and Ram Jhula. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rishikesh: Sivananda Ashram (in New Tehri), Chaitanya Mutt (in Mayapur) and Haridwar (Swami Vivekanand Park, Chandi Devi Temple, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, explore the fascinating underground world of Vashishta Gufa, expand your horizons at Cooking Masala, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh road trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Jaipur to Rishikesh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Rishikesh

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Haridwar, Chaitanya Mutt, Sivananda Ashram, Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
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Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat

2
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): make a trip to Gurudwara Nada Sahib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Mata Temple, then see the interesting displays at The Dagshai Jail Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Grave of Barog. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kansa Devi Temple, then examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery, and finally make a trip to Panjab University.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chandigarh trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Chandigarh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Panchkula, Grave of Barog, Kali Mata Temple, The Dagshai Jail Museum
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:
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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib

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