21 days in India Itinerary

21 days in India Itinerary

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21 days in India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
New Delhi
— Few hours
train:  12​h 30​min
5
Varanasi
— 2 nights
train:  9​h
6
Katni
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
7
Bandhavgarh National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
8
Kochi (Cochin)
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Mumbai
— 1 night
flight:  11​h 30​min
End: London

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.
On the 8th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lodhi Garden, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan). On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, and then make a trip to India Gate.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi road trip planning tool .

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 warmer days and a bit warmer nights in New Delhi, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Food Tours

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 10th (Tue), stroll around Mehtab Bagh and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra online trip maker .

Getting from New Delhi to Agra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Mehtab Bagh ©
Mehtab Bagh

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur, explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and then revel in the low prices at Pachouli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then don't miss a visit to City Palace of Jaipur, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip website .

Getting from Agra to Jaipur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

few
hours
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
On the 13th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila) and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi holiday planner .

You can fly from Jaipur to New Delhi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

2
nights
Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the activities along Ganges River and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the next day, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banaras Ghats.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Varanasi day trip planning site .

Fly from New Delhi to Varanasi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Varanasi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Katni.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Spas & Wellness

few
hours
Katni

Katni
Katni is a town on the banks of the Katni River in Madhya Pradesh, India. To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Katni holiday builder app .

Drive from Varanasi to Katni in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In November, daily temperatures in Katni can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will leave for Bandhavgarh National Park on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Katni

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

3
nights
Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park ©
A trip to Bandhavgarh National Park offers ample opportunity to see wildlife, including its famous elephants and Asian tigers.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): Head underground at Bandhavgarh Ancient Caves, then take in the awesome beauty at Bandhavgarh Hill, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bandhavgarh National Park. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Climbers Point, then appreciate the history behind Shesh-Saiya, then make a trip to Bandhavgarh Fort, and finally examine the collection at Baghel Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bandhavgarh National Park trip builder .

You can drive from Katni to Bandhavgarh National Park in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Bandhavgarh National Park

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bandhavgarh Fort
Highlights from your plan
Bandhavgarh National Park ©
Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandhavgarh Fort ©
Bandhavgarh Fort

7
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Venture out of the city with trips to Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Alappuzha (Alappuzha Beach & Kayaking & Canoeing). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, and gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Bandhavgarh National Park to Kochi (Cochin) with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Alappuzha, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, then make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, then admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally cruise along Marine Drive.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mumbai trip planner .

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Mumbai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Mumbai when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in November, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Scenic Drive Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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