8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Fly + subway + train:  20​h
1
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  18​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 12th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple, then make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Agra sightseeing planner .

New York City, USA to Agra is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or fly. Traveling from New York City to Agra, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get warmer in Agra: highs are around 100°F and lows about 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

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

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally stop by Gems Paradise. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Amer Jeep Safari, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and then step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaipur day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 100°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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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 16th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and then don't miss a visit to India Gate. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to New Delhi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in New Delhi are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

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