9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Chennai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
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.
On the 31st (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chandni Chowk, then stop by People Tree, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akshardham.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New Delhi trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New Delhi. In January, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

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night
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): hunt for treasures at Hatibagan Market, look for gifts at Kumortuli, wander the streets of Park Street, then admire the masterpieces at Gallery Kolkata, and finally explore the galleries of CIMA Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary planner.

Fly from New Delhi to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in February; daily highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Park Street ©
Park Street
Kumortuli ©
Kumortuli
Hatibagan Market ©
Hatibagan Market

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 3rd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple, and finally browse the different shops at Express Avenue Mall.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chennai trip planner .

Fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Chennai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chennai, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

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Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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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.
Get outdoors at EleSafari and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Amber Palace and Jitesh Arts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and stop by Fair Deal Textile.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Chennai to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in February; daily highs in Jaipur reach 31°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Shopping
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Nature & Wildlife Tours
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Government Museum and Art Gallery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Nada Sahib, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chandigarh road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Chandigarh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Gurudwara Nada Sahib
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Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Government Museum and Art Gallery ©
Government Museum and Art Gallery
Elante mall ©
Elante mall

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