15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pendleton
Fly:  30​h
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Konark
— 1 day
Fly:  9​h
5
Hampi
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Jaipur
— 1 night
7
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Pendleton

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar, admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, then contemplate the long history of India Gate, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Red Fort (Lal Quila), take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi road trip planning app .

Pendleton, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Pendleton to New Delhi, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pendleton in October, things will get much warmer in New Delhi: highs are around 93°F and lows about 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Agra tour itinerary planner .

Drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in October, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Varanasi route site .

Traveling by flight from Agra to Varanasi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Varanasi sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Konark.

Things to do in Varanasi

Parks Nature Tours
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Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River

1
day
Konark

Konark ©
Famous for its colossal sun temple, protected as a World Heritage Site, the small town of Konark sits just a short drive from the coast of Odisha.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the striking features of Konark Sun Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Konark holiday builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Varanasi to Konark. In October in Konark, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 74°F at night. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hampi.

Things to do in Konark

Historic Sites
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Konark Sun Temple ©
Konark Sun Temple

1
day
Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
On the 7th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi, make a trip to Elephant Stables, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Enclosure, and finally steep yourself in history at Vitthala Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hampi trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Konark to Hampi. October in Hampi sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Enclosure
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Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi

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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.
On the 8th (Tue), look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then look for gifts at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at EleSafari. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors).

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur itinerary planner .

You can fly from Hampi to Jaipur in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hampi in October, expect nights in Jaipur to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 95°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind ©
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind

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night
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.
On the 10th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Jallianwala Bagh.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Amritsar itinerary tool .

You can fly from Jaipur to Amritsar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Jaipur in October, with highs in Amritsar at 89°F and lows at 65°F. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Amritsar

Parks
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Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

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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.
Take a break from Leh with a short trip to Alchi Monastary in Alchi, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Leh road trip planner.

You can fly from Amritsar to Leh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Alchi Monastary
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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