8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
On the 1st (Sun), stop by India House and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, and then admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Amritsar online route maker .

Mumbai to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in December, things will get colder in Amritsar: highs are around 24°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to New Delhi.

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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, then admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, and then make a trip to India Gate. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Red Fort (Lal Quila), stroll through Akshardham, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi route planner .

You can fly from Amritsar to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amritsar in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New Delhi, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Agra.

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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, and then don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then look for gifts at Rajrani Souvenirs.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Agra trip planner.

Drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Jaipur.

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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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 7th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally stop by Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jaipur trip tool .

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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