22 days in India Itinerary

22 days in India Itinerary

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22 days in India Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  19​h
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Jaipur
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Vrindavan
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
New Delhi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  19​h
End: Washington DC

3
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lotus Temple, examine the collection at National Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Jama Masjid.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi day trip tool .

Washington DC, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 19-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Washington DC to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect nights in New Delhi to be somewhat warmer, around 48°F, while days are much hotter, around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
You've now added ISKCON Vrindavan to your itinerary. Take a break from Agra with a short trip to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal, step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, tour in style with a train tour, and make a trip to Jahangir Mahal.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in December, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 24th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, then make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, and finally don't miss a visit to Krishna's Butter Ball. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, and then stop by Pure Pearls.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chennai trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Chennai in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Agra in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Chennai, with highs around 85°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
Highlights from your plan
San Thome Church ©
San Thome Church
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

5
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, shopping, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Amber Palace, step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and look for all kinds of wild species at Make Bike Trip.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Jaipur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai in December, you will find days in Jaipur are a bit cooler (78°F), and nights are much colder (50°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vrindavan.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

4
nights
Vrindavan

Vrindavan ©
The holy town of Vrindavan marks the place where the Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood.
Change things up with a short trip to Deeg Palace in Deeg (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, admire the natural beauty at Seva Kunj, make a trip to Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple, and go for a walk through Akshaya Patra.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vrindavan visit planner .

You can drive from Jaipur to Vrindavan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Jaipur in December, you will find days in Vrindavan are a bit cooler (70°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Vrindavan

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mathura, Deeg Palace
Highlights from your plan
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
Akshaya Patra ©
Akshaya Patra
The Sacred Lake Kusum Sarovar ©
The Sacred Lake Kusum Sarovar

2
nights
New Delhi

On the 3rd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Delhi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New Delhi trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Vrindavan to New Delhi in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

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