8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
+2
train + foot + Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
New Delhi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  18​h
End: Philadelphia

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and then admire the striking features of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors). On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur attractions planner .

Philadelphia, USA to Jaipur is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Jaipur is 10 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Jaipur: highs are around 95°F and lows about 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind ©
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then admire the striking features of Agra Fort, and then don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal and then tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Agra trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Agra, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

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

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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.
On the 7th (Sat), don't miss a visit to India Gate, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in New Delhi are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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