23 days in India Itinerary

23 days in India Itinerary

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23 days in India Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  26​h
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Jaipur
— 2 nights
train:  5​h
3
Jodhpur
— 3 nights
bus:  7​h
4
Udaipur
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + train:  7​h
5
Agra
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Varanasi
— 2 nights
train:  8​h 30​min
7
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Bangkok


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti. On your second day here, wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, and then browse the different shops at The Great India Place.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi tour planning website .

San Francisco, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from San Francisco to New Delhi. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in New Delhi: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Great India Place
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The Great India Place ©
The Great India Place
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
Rajpath ©
Rajpath

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 8th (Fri): explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur, then look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Moti Dungari Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, examine the collection at Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, then learn about all things military at Nahargarh Fort, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip builder site .

You can fly from New Delhi to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Nahargarh Fort ©
Nahargarh Fort

3
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.
Do your shopping at Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School and Kotsa - Travellers Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safaris and Sachiya Mata Temple. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, delve into the distant past at Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Jodhpur attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Jodhpur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sachiya Mata Temple
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Safaris
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum

1
night
Udaipur

Udaipur
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
To see where to stay and tourist information, use the Udaipur travel planning app .

You can drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Udaipur are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Agra.

Things to do in Udaipur

Tours Shopping Outdoors

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Taj Mahal and Madan Mohan Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Agra Fort and Saha Burj. Take a break from Agra with a short trip to Govinda Dev ji in Vrindavan, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Mughal Carpet.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra online route builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Udaipur to Agra takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Spas Shopping

Side Trip

Vrindavan
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal ©
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sankat Mochan Temple and Archaeological Museum. Get some cultural insight at Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple) and Vishalakshi Temple. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Ganges River, browse the exhibits of Ruchika Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Annapurna Devi Mandir, and stop by Bala Ji Handicraft.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Varanasi trip planner .

You can fly from Udaipur to Varanasi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. November in Varanasi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Varanasi

Shopping Historic Sites Spas
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Ruchika Art Gallery ©
Ruchika Art Gallery
Sankat Mochan Temple ©
Sankat Mochan Temple
Archaeological Museum ©
Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Park Street and Vivekananda Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Netaji Bhawan and Kolkata Tram Museum Smaranika. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Rabindra Bharati University Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple - Kolkata, see the interesting displays at Tagore House, and view the masterpieces at Academy of Fine Arts.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kolkata (Calcutta) when traveling from Varanasi in November, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Vivekananda Museum ©
Vivekananda Museum
Park Street ©
Park Street
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Mary Basilica and Kanheri Caves. Take a break from the city and head to Versoli Beach and Awas Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Mumbai: Sai Baba Temple (in Thane) and Inorbit Mall Vashi (in Navi Mumbai). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, get in on the family fun at Red Carpet Wax Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and view the masterpieces at Jehangir Art Gallery.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai travel route app .

Fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Mumbai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. While traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta), expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mumbai, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Alibaug, Sai Baba Temple, Inorbit Mall Vashi
Highlights from your plan
Versoli Beach ©
Versoli Beach
Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum

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