7 days in North India Itinerary

7 days in North India Itinerary

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7 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  4​h
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
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, shopping, parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi online attractions planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to New Delhi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in New Delhi, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Taj Mahal, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, and step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Agra road trip planning tool .

Drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Agra are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the activities along Ganges River and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Varanasi itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Agra to Varanasi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River

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