16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Leh
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Goa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
Manali
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
New Delhi

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers and then explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, and finally examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

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New Delhi to Leh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Magnetic Hill ©
Magnetic Hill
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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 12th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at India Gate, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Swaminarayan Akshardham.

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Traveling by flight from Leh to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in New Delhi are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Agra.

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

2
days
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife SOS Elephant & Bear Sanctuary and then admire the striking features of Tomb of Akbar the Great. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Jama Masjid, admire the landmark architecture of Agra Fort, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal.

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You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Jaipur.

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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Akbar the Great ©
Tomb of Akbar the Great

3
days
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 16th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Amber Fort, look for gifts at Royal Spices And Tea, admire the striking features of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), and see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jaipur travel planner.

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Goa.

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Amber Fort ©
Amber Fort
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

2
days
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): kick back and relax at Palolem Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Milsim Goa and then kick back and relax at Agonda Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Goa online itinerary creator.

Fly from Jaipur to Goa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

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Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Milsim Goa ©
Milsim Goa

2
days
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Jew Town and then explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then stroll through Cherai Beach.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Goa to Kochi (Cochin) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Santa Cruz Basilica ©
Santa Cruz Basilica

2
days
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 23rd (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley and then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Van Vihar National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kochi (Cochin) to Manali takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Jogini waterfall ©
Jogini waterfall
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths

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