8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: West Monroe
Drive + Fly:  27​h 30​min
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Darjeeling
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  28​h
End: West Monroe

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Humayun's Tomb, then make a trip to Rajpath, then examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, and finally contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village, admire the landmark architecture of Agrasen Ki Baoli - Leamigo, and then browse the different shops at The Great India Place.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi road trip planner.

West Monroe, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 29-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from West Monroe to New Delhi, you'll lose 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from West Monroe in December; daily highs in New Delhi reach 74°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Great India Place
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The Great India Place ©
The Great India Place
Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

1
night
Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
On the 22nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Char Dham, then take an in-depth tour of Himalayan Tibet Museum, then steep yourself in history at Tinchuley Village, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Darjeeling trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Darjeeling takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Darjeeling can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Char Dham
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Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Char Dham ©
Char Dham
Himalayan Tibet Museum ©
Himalayan Tibet Museum

1
night
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 23rd (Mon): stop by Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, then explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur, and finally step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Amer Jeep Safari.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur vacation planning tool .

Getting from Darjeeling to Jaipur by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 50°F. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Museums
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EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Amer jeep Safari ©
Amer jeep Safari

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