23 days in India Itinerary

23 days in India Itinerary

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23 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Mathura
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
3
Khajuraho
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Bandhavgarh National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Kanha National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
6
Satpura National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Sanchi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Bhopal
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
9
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
10
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Pushkar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Bundi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Ranthambore National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
14
Mandu
— 1 day
Drive:  12​h
15
Deogarh
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: New Delhi


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Mathura

Mathura ©
Split by the sacred Yamuna River, Mathura's claim to fame is being the birthplace of Krishna, the widely revered Hindu god.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Nanda Bhavan Or Nandagram Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mathura trip itinerary builder .

New Delhi to Mathura is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites
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Nanda Bhavan Or Nandagram Temple ©
Nanda Bhavan Or Nandagram Temple

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the striking features of Agra Fort, then look for gifts at The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs, then look for gifts at Kohinoor Jewellers, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): stop by Unique Handicrafts, look for gifts at Marble Cottage, then look for gifts at Nakkashi Gems And Handicrafts, then look for gifts at Ratan Handicrafts, and finally look for gifts at Mughal Carpet.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Agra trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Mathura to Agra takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Unique Handicrafts ©
Unique Handicrafts

2
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Khajuraho

Khajuraho ©
Most visitors come to Khajuraho to see the 1,000-year-old erotic rock carvings at a cluster of World Heritage-listed Hindu and Jain temples.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by Kuber, revel in the low prices at Khajuraho's Textile & Looms, then look for gifts at Karan Jewellers, and finally take an in-depth tour of Khajuraho. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Lakshmana Temple, then head outdoors with Central Indian Adventures, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Devi Jagdamba Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kandariya Mahadev Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Khajuraho trip tool .

You can fly from Agra to Khajuraho in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bandhavgarh National Park.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Karan Jewellers ©
Karan Jewellers
Khajuraho ©
Khajuraho
Devi Jagdamba Temple ©
Devi Jagdamba Temple

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Panpatha Wildlife Sanctuary and then take in the awesome beauty at Bandhavgarh Hill.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bandhavgarh National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Khajuraho to Bandhavgarh National Park takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kanha National Park.

Things to do in Bandhavgarh National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Panpatha Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Panpatha Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park ©
Large and biologically rich Kanha National Park (also known as Kanha Tiger Reserve) boasts a notable population of Bengal tigers, and provides one of the best opportunities in the country to see them in their natural habitat.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): make a trip to Bamni Dadar and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kanha National Park.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kanha National Park travel route tool .

You can drive from Bandhavgarh National Park to Kanha National Park in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Satpura National Park.

Things to do in Kanha National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kanha National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kanha National Park ©
Kanha National Park

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Satpura National Park

Satpura National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Satpura Tiger Reserve.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Satpura National Park day trip site .

Traveling by car from Kanha National Park to Satpura National Park takes 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sanchi.

Things to do in Satpura National Park

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Satpura Tiger Reserve ©
Satpura Tiger Reserve

1
night
Sanchi

Sanchi ©
Sanchi is a Buddhist complex, famous for its Great Stupa, on a hilltop at Sanchi Town in Raisen District of the State of Madhya Pradesh,India.It is located in north-east of Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh. On the 25th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Khamba Baba/Heliodorus Pillar, Head underground at Udayagiri Caves, then admire the landmark architecture of Eastern Gateway, then make a trip to Northern Gate, and finally make a trip to Sanchi Stupas.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sanchi trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Satpura National Park to Sanchi takes 4.5 hours. In August in Sanchi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bhopal.

Things to do in Sanchi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Vidisha
Highlights from your plan
Khamba Baba/Heliodorus Pillar ©
Khamba Baba/Heliodorus Pillar
Udayagiri Caves ©
Udayagiri Caves

2
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Bhopal

Bhopal ©
A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
On the 26th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya - National Museum of Mankind, Head underground at Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, and then browse the different shops at DB City Mall. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Upper Lake, explore the ancient world of Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badi Jheel Lake.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Bhopal holiday maker .

Drive from Sanchi to Bhopal in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Bhopal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Visit Girgaum Chowpatty and Chowpatty Beach for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colaba Causeway and Red Carpet Wax Museum. There's much more to do: stop by Charagh Din Shirts, enjoy the sand and surf at Juhu Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with High Street Phoenix, and browse the different shops at R City Mall.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mumbai travel planning tool .

Fly from Bhopal to Mumbai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Mumbai are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Shopping Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Colaba Causeway ©
Colaba Causeway
Juhu Beach ©
Juhu Beach
Red Carpet Wax Museum ©
Red Carpet Wax Museum

4
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.
City Palace of Jaipur and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur will appeal to museum buffs. For shopping fun, head to New Maharaja Gem Palace or Royal Spices And Tea. And it doesn't end there: stop by Studio Bagru, get a taste of the local shopping with Heritage Textiles, and admire the striking features of Amber Palace.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Mumbai to Jaipur in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Jaipur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Pushkar.

Things to do in Jaipur

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
New Maharaja Gem Palace ©
New Maharaja Gem Palace
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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Pushkar

Pushkar ©
Immerse yourself in Hindu holy sites in one of the oldest cities in India, Pushkar--where even the camels wear jewels.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stop by Jatin Handicrafts, look for gifts at Antique Boutique, then browse the exhibits of Shiva cloth store, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Pushkar trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Jaipur to Pushkar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bundi.

Things to do in Pushkar

Shopping Spas Museums
Highlights from your plan
Antique Boutique ©
Antique Boutique
Spas & Wellness
Shiva cloth store ©
Shiva cloth store

1
night
Bundi

Bundi ©
Travelers in Rajasthan often make a trip to Bundi to view its picturesque narrow streets lined with blue houses, historic buildings, and temples.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): look for gifts at Sai Art Mukesh Sharma, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Geet Art & Jewellery, look for gifts at Romeo's Corner, then look for gifts at Yug Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chitrashala - Ummed Mahal.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bundi itinerary planner.

Getting from Pushkar to Bundi by car takes about 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Bundi are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ranthambore National Park.

Things to do in Bundi

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Yug Art ©
Yug Art
Chitrashala - Ummed Mahal ©
Chitrashala - Ummed Mahal
Geet Art & Jewellery ©
Geet Art & Jewellery

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night
Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park ©
Named for the historic fortress it contains, Ranthambore National Park remains one of the best places to view tigers in their natural jungle habitat.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Surwal Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinetra Ganesh Temple, then steep yourself in history at Ranthambore Fort, and finally stop by Village Women Craft.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ranthambore National Park travel route planner .

Drive from Bundi to Ranthambore National Park in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mandu.

Things to do in Ranthambore National Park

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Ranthambore Fort
Highlights from your plan
Village Women Craft ©
Village Women Craft
Ranthambore Fort ©
Ranthambore Fort

1
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Mandu

Mandu ©
Mandu or Mandavgad is a uninhabited ancient city in the present-day Mandav area of the Dhar district. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Rani Roopmati Pavillion, don't miss a visit to Taveli Mahal, admire the striking features of Ship Palace (Jahaz Mahal), admire the landmark architecture of Champa Baoli, then admire the striking features of Hindola Mahal, and finally don't miss a visit to Hoshang Shah’s Tomb होशैंग शाह का मकबरा.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mandu trip builder website .

Explore your travel options from Ranthambore National Park to Mandu with the Route module. September in Mandu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Deogarh.
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Ship Palace (Jahaz Mahal) ©
Ship Palace (Jahaz Mahal)
Rani Roopmati Pavillion ©
Rani Roopmati Pavillion
Hindola Mahal ©
Hindola Mahal

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Deogarh

Deogarh ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Pradhanpat Waterfalls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Deogarh day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mandu to Deogarh. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Deogarh

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pradhanpat Waterfalls ©
Pradhanpat Waterfalls

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