8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Zurich

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 3rd (Sat), see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then admire the landmark architecture of Amber Fort, and finally look for gifts at Royal Spices And Tea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), admire the landmark architecture of Jal Mahal, then make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and finally take a peaceful walk through Grass Farm Nursery.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jaipur online trip builder .

Zurich, Switzerland to Jaipur is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. In February, Jaipur is much warmer than Zurich - with highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 5th (Mon), stop by The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal, then admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Agra trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In February, daytime highs in Agra are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

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

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, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swaminarayan Akshardham, see Driver India Private Tours, and step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip planner .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. February in New Delhi sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Driver India Private Tours ©
Driver India Private Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

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