9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  25​h
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Jaipur
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  29​h
New York City

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.
On the 29th (Sat), contemplate the long history of India Gate, then admire the natural beauty at Swaminarayan Akshardham, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Humayun's Tomb. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), and then admire the striking features of Qutub Minar.

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New York City, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect New Delhi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 94°F and 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can 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 31st (Mon): stop by Mughal Carpet and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, then don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

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You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Agra are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Jaipur.

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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 2nd (Wed): admire the striking features of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors) and then explore the historical opulence of Amber Fort. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then admire the striking features of Jal Mahal, and finally stop by Royal Spices And Tea.

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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 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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