12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
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New Delhi
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Haridwar
— 1 night
3
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Lucknow
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Ahmedabad
— 1 night
8
Jaipur
— 1 night
9
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
10
Mumbai
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  2​h 15​min
11
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, then steep yourself in history at India Gate, and then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New Delhi. In December, daytime highs in New Delhi are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 8th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandi Devi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mansa Devi Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Haridwar travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Haridwar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites
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Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Mansa Devi Temple ©
Mansa Devi Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): look for gifts at Via Jodhpur, stop by Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES), then look for gifts at Spice Paradise, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and finally look for gifts at Ganesh Handicrafts.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jodhpur itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Haridwar to Jodhpur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Lucknow.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts
Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES) ©

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Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lucknow sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Jodhpur to Lucknow takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Lucknow

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj

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Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Bangalore Palace, engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, and then take a stroll through Commercial Street.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bengaluru trip builder.

You can fly from Lucknow to Bengaluru in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lucknow in December, with highs in Bengaluru at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Chennai (Madras).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Childrens Museums Shopping Museums
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Bangalore Palace ©
Bangalore Palace
Commercial Street ©
Commercial Street

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Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwar Temple and then identify plant and animal life at Madras Crocodile Bank.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Chennai (Madras) travel itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bengaluru to Chennai (Madras) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Chennai (Madras). On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
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Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Kankaria Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham, and then contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ahmedabad tour planner.

You can fly from Chennai (Madras) to Ahmedabad in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Chennai (Madras) in December since evenings lows in Ahmedabad dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Kankaria Lake ©
Kankaria Lake

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, and then explore the historical opulence of Amber Fort.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ahmedabad to Jaipur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ahmedabad in December, things will get slightly colder in Jaipur: highs are around 30°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eklingji Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Shilpgram, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, then stop by Silver Corner, and finally stop by S. Naaz Art Emporium. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of ShreenathJi Temple, then look for gifts at Gothwal Art, then look for gifts at Little Armani, and finally explore the activities along Lake Pichola.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Udaipur trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Mumbai (Bombay).

Things to do in Udaipur

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple
ShreenathJi Temple ©
ShreenathJi Temple
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art

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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, cruise along Marine Drive, and then take a stroll through Colaba.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mumbai (Bombay) itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Mumbai (Bombay) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Mumbai (Bombay), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Mumbai

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Colaba ©
Colaba
Shree Siddhivinayak ©
Shree Siddhivinayak

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, then stop by Mughal Carpet, and finally take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Agra trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Mumbai (Bombay) to Agra in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in December, you will find days in Agra are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are much colder (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

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