8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
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New Delhi
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Mount Abu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
5
Jaisalmer
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Jaipur
— 1 night
train + taxi:  3​h
7
Ranthambore National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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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.
On the 25th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and then steep yourself in history at India Gate.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi tour itinerary planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New Delhi. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort ©
Red Fort
India Gate ©
India Gate

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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 26th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Ganesh Handicrafts, and then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jodhpur travel itinerary planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Jodhpur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Jodhpur hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mount Abu.

Things to do in Jodhpur

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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts

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Mount Abu

Mount Abu ©
A favorite place among locals to cool off and see some greenery, Mount Abu represents Rajasthan's only hill station.
On the 27th (Fri), stop by Chacha Museum, then hike along Rajasthan Adventure & Nature Academy, then contemplate the long history of Dilwara Jain Temples, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Achal Garh Temple.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Abu journey builder site .

Getting from Jodhpur to Mount Abu by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mount Abu

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Dilwara Jain Temples ©
Dilwara Jain Temples
Achal Garh Temple ©
Achal Garh Temple
Chacha Museum ©
Chacha Museum

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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 28th (Sat), explore the activities along Lake Pichola, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Udaipur driving holiday planner .

Drive from Mount Abu to Udaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Udaipur sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Parks Nature
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola

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Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the galleries of Sonee Art Gallery and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jaisalmer trip planning tool .

Getting from Udaipur to Jaisalmer by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Sonee Art Gallery ©
Sonee Art Gallery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Jitesh Arts.

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

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Jaipur sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ranthambore National Park.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

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Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park ©
Named for the historic fortress it contains, Ranthambore National Park remains one of the best places to view tigers in their natural jungle habitat.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): stop by Village Women Craft and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Ranthambore National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Jaipur to Ranthambore National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Ranthambore National Park

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Village Women Craft ©
Village Women Craft

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to Taj Mahal, view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Agra day trip planner.

Getting from Ranthambore National Park to Agra by car takes about 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Gallery ©
Taj Gallery

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