20 days in India Itinerary

20 days in India Itinerary

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20 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
New Delhi
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Udaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Amritsar
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Manali
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 23rd (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then explore the world behind art at Marble Cottage. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Taj Museum, stop by Marble Handicrafts, and then look for gifts at Mughal Carpet.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Agra travel itinerary planner.

New Delhi to Agra is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Taj Museum ©
Taj Museum

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Humayun's Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Get a sense of the local culture at Hauz Khas Village and India Gate. Step out of New Delhi to go to Gurugram (Gurgaon) and see Ambience Mall, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Swaminarayan Akshardham, hunt for treasures at Chandni Chowk, buy something for everyone on your list at The Great India Place, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Lotus Temple.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April, daytime highs in New Delhi are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Ambience Mall, The Great India Place
Highlights from your plan
Chandni Chowk ©
Chandni Chowk
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and then admire the landmark architecture of Amber Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Jalmahal Textile & Carpets, identify plant and animal life at Elefriend, and then get some fabulous bargains at Heritage Textiles & Handicrafts.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Jaipur vacation builder.

Getting from New Delhi to Jaipur by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 48°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

3
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 4th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, then admire the landmark architecture of Jagmandir Isla, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Fatehsagar Udaipur, browse the eclectic array of goods at Shilpgram, then step into the grandiose world of Monsoon Palace, and finally look for gifts at Little Armani.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Udaipur custom trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Udaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple

3
nights
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple, then don't miss a visit to Jallianwala Bagh, and then identify plant and animal life at Kanjli Wetlands.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amritsar trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Udaipur to Amritsar in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Amritsar, expect temperatures between 46°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Kanjli Wetlands
Highlights from your plan
Kanjli Wetlands ©
Kanjli Wetlands
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 10th (Wed), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, then view the masterpieces at Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, and finally explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Van Vihar National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Amritsar to Manali in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Van Vihar National Park
Highlights from your plan
Van Vihar National Park ©
Van Vihar National Park
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©

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