18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pendleton
Fly:  30​h
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Udaipur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rajsamand
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
Fly:  34​h
End: Pendleton

2
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.
You've now added Akshardham to your itinerary. On the 10th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Rajpath, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New Delhi trip itinerary planner.

Pendleton, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pendleton to New Delhi is 13 hours. Traveling from Pendleton in October, things will get warmer in New Delhi: highs are around 93°F and lows about 69°F. You'll set off for Rishikesh on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib

3
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Daksheshwar Mahadev and Triveni Ghat. Get a sense of the local culture at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and Pawan Dham. Go for a jaunt from Rishikesh to Haridwar to see Saptarshi Ashram about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sivananda Ashram.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rishikesh route planning website .

You can fly from New Delhi to Rishikesh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haridwar, Triveni Ghat Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Temple
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Kunjapuri Devi Temple ©
Kunjapuri Devi Temple
Daksheshwar Mahadev ©
Daksheshwar Mahadev
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar

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 16th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of City Palace of Udaipur, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bada Mahal.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Udaipur driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Rishikesh to Udaipur in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in October, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rajsamand.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art

3
nights
Rajsamand

Rajsamand ©
Rajsamand is a town in Rajasthan, western India. Kumbhalgarh Fort and Shree Aaee Ji Mandir are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Rakht-Talai (Haldighati) and Shree Kharch Bhandar are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rajsamand: Ganga Govrdhan Museum (in Kumbhalgarh) and Art Haveli (in Delwara). There's more to do: explore the activities along Rajsamand Lake.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Rajsamand trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Udaipur to Rajsamand takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Rajsamand can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Rajsamand

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nathdwara, Kumbhalgarh, Art Haveli, Shree Aaee Ji Mandir
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Kumbhalgarh Fort ©
Kumbhalgarh Fort
Rakht-Talai (Haldighati) ©
Rakht-Talai (Haldighati)
Shree Aaee Ji Mandir ©
Shree Aaee Ji Mandir

1
night
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
On the 21st (Mon), make a trip to India Gate and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sai Baba Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our New Delhi online vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rajsamand to New Delhi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites
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Sai Baba Temple ©
Sai Baba Temple
India Gate ©
India Gate

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lalbagh Botanical Garden. On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goravanahalli Maha Lakshmi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandira Choodeswarar Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Surya Narayana Swamy Temple.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Bengaluru trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Bengaluru takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from New Delhi, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bengaluru, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 69°F. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Goravanahalli Maha Lakshmi Temple, Chandira Choodeswarar Temple
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:
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Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple ©
Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple
Skydiving
St. Mark's Cathedral ©
St. Mark's Cathedral

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