8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  15​h
1
Jaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
New Delhi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Agra
— 1 night
train:  1​h
5
Fatehpur Sikri
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: Sydney

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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 28th (Thu), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gem Plaza, then see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur, and finally browse the exhibits of Jewels Lake Palace , Jaipur.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip maker tool .

Sydney, Australia to Jaipur is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Sydney to Jaipur. When traveling from Sydney in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jaipur: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Ramsar Sahib, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stop by India House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Amritsar online trip planner .

You can fly from Jaipur to Amritsar in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Jaipur in November: high temperatures in Amritsar hover around 30°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Amritsar

Spas Historic Sites Shopping
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Spas
Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai ©
Gurudwara Baba Atal Rai
Gurudwara Ramsar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Ramsar Sahib

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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 30th (Sat): contemplate the long history of India Gate, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Gourmet Desire.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New Delhi journey planner .

Getting from Amritsar to New Delhi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in New Delhi are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Agra.

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): view the masterpieces at U.P Handicrafts Development Center, take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and finally explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Agra holiday planning site .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Fatehpur Sikri.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Gallery ©
Taj Gallery

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Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri ©
Fatehpur Sikri is a town in the Agra District of Uttar Pradesh, India. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Maryamuzzamani Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dargah of Hzrt Saleem Chisti, then steep yourself in history at Hathi Pol, and finally make a trip to Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fatehpur Sikri online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Agra to Fatehpur Sikri takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Fatehpur Sikri

Historic Sites
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Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri ©
Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri

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Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Varanasi trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Fatehpur Sikri to Varanasi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas
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Spas & Wellness

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