5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly:  4​h
1
Chandigarh
— Few hours
bus:  2​h
2
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
End: Lucknow

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Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 2nd (Mon), walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib.

To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Chandigarh route maker app .

Lucknow to Chandigarh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Harmandir Sahib
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at SkyJumper Trampoline Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla road trip website .

Traveling by bus from Chandigarh to Shimla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Shimla

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla ©
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors). On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jaipur trip maker site .

Getting from Shimla to Jaipur by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind ©
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, then contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, and then don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Agra are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal

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