8 days in Agra, Shimla & New Delhi Itinerary

8 days in Agra, Shimla & New Delhi Itinerary

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8 days in Agra, Shimla & New Delhi Itinerary

Start: Ranchi
Fly:  14​h
1
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
2
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Ranchi

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Step out of Agra to go to Bharatpur and see Keoladeo National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, stop by Oswal Arts Pvt. Ltd, explore the activities along Keetham Lake, and don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra route planner .

Ranchi to Agra is an approximately 20-hour car ride. You can also fly. March in Agra sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park
Keetham Lake ©
Keetham Lake

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 8th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Pabbar Valley, then make a trip to The Mall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Annandale Ground.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla online itinerary planner .

Getting from Agra to Shimla by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pabbar Valley
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Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Pabbar Valley ©
Pabbar Valley
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

2
nights
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 10th (Sun), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Qutub Minar, get your game on at Barney's Den, then make a trip to Humayun's Tomb, and finally contemplate the long history of India Gate.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi day trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to New Delhi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Barney's Den ©
Barney's Den
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

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