7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Gaya
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Agra
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
4
Leh
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Gaya

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate the long history of India Gate.

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Gaya to New Delhi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

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.
On the 27th (Tue), browse the exhibits of City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), then look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, then admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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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 29th (Thu): admire the striking features of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Agra road trip planning tool .

Drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal

2
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa, then examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Hall of Fame, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Leh sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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