8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Mumbai
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Chennai

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hours
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link and then admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mumbai itinerary planner .

Chennai to Mumbai is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chennai in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mumbai, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then appreciate the history behind Jaswant Thada.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Jodhpur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in December, things will get slightly colder in Jodhpur: highs are around 32°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Jaswant Thada ©
Jaswant Thada

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar and then explore the historical opulence of Red Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of India Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi trip planner .

You can fly from Jodhpur to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Jodhpur, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New Delhi, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
India Gate ©
India Gate

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Agra Fort, then don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Agra vacation planner.

Drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jaipur.

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
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 29th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally look for gifts at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then get to know the resident critters at Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Jaipur are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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.
On the 31st (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, explore the galleries of City Palace of Udaipur, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Udaipur road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Udaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Udaipur are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

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