12 days in North India & Chandigarh Itinerary

12 days in North India & Chandigarh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India travel planner

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New Delhi
— 3 nights
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Agra
— 3 nights
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Chandigarh
— 2 nights
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Amritsar
— 2 nights
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New Delhi

— 3 nights
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, don't miss a visit to India Gate, steep yourself in history at Jahanara Begum's Tomb, and admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb.

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Washington DC, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington DC to New Delhi. When traveling from Washington DC in December, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in New Delhi: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Agra

— 3 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal, explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, stroll through Wildlife SoS Bear Sanctuary, and make a trip to Jahangir Mahal.

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Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Agra, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Shopping
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Chandigarh

— 2 nights

City Beautiful

Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, then get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to Urban Theka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Christ The King Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Shiv Mandir Saketri, then trek along Chandigarh Fitness Trail & Flower Garden, and finally examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery.

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You can drive from Agra to Chandigarh in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Agra in December since evenings lows in Chandigarh dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails
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Amritsar

— 2 nights

Golden City

A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
On the 22nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, and then appreciate the history behind Serai Amanat Khan.

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You can drive from Chandigarh to Amritsar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Chandigarh in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Amritsar, with lows around 42°F. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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