16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

Washington DC
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Mumbai (Bombay)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
Washington DC

3
days
Mumbai (Bombay)

Mumbai (Bombay) ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai (Bombay) is known for museums, historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Gateway of India, look for gifts at SS Homme, admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat.

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Washington DC, USA to Mumbai (Bombay) is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time is 10 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in January; daily highs in Mumbai (Bombay) reach 86°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jodhpur.

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Dharavi
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Food Tours

1
day
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 17th (Wed): look for gifts at Via Jodhpur and then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort.

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Fly from Mumbai (Bombay) to Jodhpur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Udaipur.

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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
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Via Jodhpur

1
day
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 18th (Thu), explore the activities along Lake Pichola, admire the landmark architecture of Jagmandir Isla, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple.

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You can drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

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City Palace of Udaipur
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Lake Pichola
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Jagdish Temple

4
days
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.
Spend the 21st (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Amber Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Jal Mahal, steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, and don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

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Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Jaipur sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Agra.

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Amber Fort ©
Amber Fort
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
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City Palace of Jaipur

2
days
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stop by The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

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You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Jaipur in January, expect nights in Agra to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to New Delhi.

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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

2
days
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 26th (Fri): admire the striking features of Qutub Minar, then admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and finally admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Swaminarayan Akshardham.

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You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Swaminarayan Akshardham ©
Swaminarayan Akshardham

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