21 days in India Itinerary

21 days in India Itinerary

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21 days in India Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
2
Ajanta
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
3
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Seoul

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, enjoy the sand and surf at Chowpatty Beach, then cruise along Marine Drive, and finally admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. On the next day, snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, stop by Sancha Tea Boutique, then appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, then view the masterpieces at Rhythm Art Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Ramakrishna Math, Khar.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mumbai sightseeing planning tool .

Seoul, South Korea to Mumbai is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Mumbai is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Seoul in December, things will get much hotter in Mumbai: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ajanta.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

3
nights
Ajanta

Ajanta ©
World-famous for its spellbinding prayer halls and cave temples carved into a horseshoe-shaped rock face, Ajanta lies in a mountainous region of a remote river valley.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Ajanta Caves.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ajanta trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mumbai to Ajanta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in December, with highs in Ajanta at 34°C and lows at 15°C. On the 27th (Fri), you're off toVaranasi.

Things to do in Ajanta

Nature Parks
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Ajanta Caves ©
Ajanta Caves

2
nights
Varanasi

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 27th (Fri): explore the activities along Ganges River and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Banaras Ghats, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then examine the collection at Bharat Kala Bhavan, and finally view the masterpieces at Ruchika Art Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Varanasi trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ajanta to Varanasi in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. While traveling from Ajanta, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Varanasi, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ganges River
Ganges River
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
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 29th (Sun): stop by Ganesh Handicrafts, then don't miss a visit to Ghanta Ghar, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and finally contemplate the long history of Jaswant Thada. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur trip planner .

Fly from Varanasi to Jodhpur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Varanasi in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Jodhpur, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum

2
nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stop by Desert Art Gallery, learn about all things military at Jaisalmer War Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jaisalmer trip planner .

You can drive from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer War Museum ©
Jaisalmer War Museum

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Amber Palace and Jal Mahal. Head to Ellora Arts and Jewels Lake Palace , Jaipurfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, explore the world behind art at Jitesh Arts, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and learn about all things military at Nahargarh Fort.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip maker app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Jaipur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Head to New Nice Marble Art & Handicrafts and Shahin Artsfor some retail therapy. Appreciate the collections at Agra Art Gallery and Spiritual Museum. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, look for gifts at Mughal Carpet, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Agra trip maker app .

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Jaipur in January, you will find days in Agra are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Spiritual Museum ©
Spiritual Museum
Taj Gallery ©
Taj Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our New Delhi online trip builder .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in New Delhi sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti

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