19 days in India Itinerary

19 days in India Itinerary

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19 days in India Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
New Delhi
— 3 nights
3
Agra
— 2 nights
4
Jaipur
— 3 nights
5
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
7
Goa
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  20​h
End: New York City

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 20th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Rishikesh trip maker .

New York City, USA to Rishikesh is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Rishikesh is 10 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Triveni Ghat
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River Rafting & Tubing
Spas
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat

3
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and make a trip to India Gate.

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You can fly from Rishikesh to New Delhi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in December, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the striking features of Agra Fort, make a trip to Taj Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal. Keep things going the next day: admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, then admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then let little ones run wild at Play Safari, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Agra trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

3
nights
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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gems Galaxy, look for gifts at Ratnavali Arts, and look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

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Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Jaipur sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

2
nights
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 29th (Sun), explore the activities along Lake Pichola, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Sahelion Ki Bari, then step into the grandiose world of Monsoon Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Udaipur day trip planner .

Getting from Jaipur to Udaipur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banganga Tank, pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, then get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, then contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then cruise along Marine Drive, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mumbai day trip app .

Fly from Udaipur to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Udaipur in December; daily highs in Mumbai reach 90°F and lows reach 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive
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Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

4
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baga Beach, admire the striking features of Se Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Palolem Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Bom Jesus.

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Getting from Mumbai to Goa by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mumbai in January since evenings lows in Goa dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

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