9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Leh
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h
2
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
4
Darjeeling
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Gangtok
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Lucknow


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2
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shanti Stupa and Hemis Monastery. Get some historical perspective at Thiksey Monastery and Samstanling Monastery. Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, cruise along Khardung La, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Leh road trip planner.

Lucknow to Leh is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Outdoors Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Khardung La
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Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
River Rafting & Tubing
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Agra trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): don't miss a visit to City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Make Bike Trip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): admire the striking features of Amber Palace and then look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jaipur online road trip planner .

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then browse the exhibits of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Darjeeling trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Jaipur to Darjeeling takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Museums Historic Sites
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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

2
nights
Gangtok

Gangtok ©
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ranka Monastery, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then take a stroll through MG Marg. On the next day, make a trip to Hanuman Tok and then make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gangtok trip builder site .

Drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gangtok

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Ranka Monastery ©
Ranka Monastery
Hanuman Tok ©
Hanuman Tok

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