9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Amritsar
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 1 night
train + taxi:  3​h
4
Ranthambore National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Agra
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Gobindgarh Fort, admire the striking features of Akal Takht, then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Amritsar online road trip planner .

Mumbai to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, Amritsar is colder than Mumbai - with highs of 70°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Parks
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Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib ©
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

1
night
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Udaipur trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to Udaipur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Udaipur is somewhat warmer than Amritsar - with highs of 77°F and lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple

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 24th (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally stop by Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jaipur trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Udaipur to Jaipur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Jaipur sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ranthambore National Park.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

1
night
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 25th (Wed): stop by Village Women Craft, then contemplate the long history of Ranthambore Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinetra Ganesh Temple, and finally explore the activities along Surwal Lake.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ranthambore National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Jaipur to Ranthambore National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Ranthambore National Park

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Ranthambore Fort
Highlights from your plan
Village Women Craft ©
Village Women Craft
Ranthambore Fort ©
Ranthambore Fort

1
day
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Jama Masjid (Agra), step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Agra travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ranthambore National Park to Agra takes 6 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jama Masjid (Agra) ©
Jama Masjid (Agra)

1
night
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 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Rajendraprasad Ghat, don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, then explore the activities along Ganges River, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Varanasi trip planner .

Getting from Agra to Varanasi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. December in Varanasi sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Varanasi

Nature Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Dasaswamedh Ghat ©
Dasaswamedh Ghat

3
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.
On the 28th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate the long history of Red Fort (Lal Quila). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at National Museum, then steep yourself in history at India Gate, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi vacation planner.

You can fly from Varanasi to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

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