17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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New Delhi
— 2 nights
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Gulmarg
— 2 nights
3
Manali
— 2 nights
4
Agra
— 2 nights
5
Jaipur
— 2 nights
6
Jodhpur
— 1 night
7
Mumbai
— 2 nights


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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 23rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), browse the eclectic array of goods at Chandni Chowk, then steep yourself in history at India Gate, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then look for gifts at People Tree.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi attractions planner.

Male, Maldives to New Delhi is an approximately 9-hour combination of ferry and flight. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Male to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Male in December, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in New Delhi: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gulmarg.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
India Gate ©
India Gate
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

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Gulmarg

Gulmarg ©
A popular skiing destination and a hill station in Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg features one of the highest gondolas in the world, reaching 3,979 m (13,054 ft) and offering fantastic scenery.
On the 25th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apharwat Peak, play a few rounds at Gulmarg Golf Course, and then make a trip to Rani Temple. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Outer Circle Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ningle Nallah, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baba Reshi Shrine, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gulmarg day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Gulmarg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Gulmarg hover around 8°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Ningle Nallah ©
Ningle Nallah
Gulmarg Golf Course ©
Gulmarg Golf Course

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Visit Hidimba Devi Temple and Naggar Castle for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Solang Valley and Beas River. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple, and hunt for treasures at Manu Market.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Manali day trip app.

You can fly from Gulmarg to Manali in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Manali

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Head to Unique Handicrafts and Agra Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Change things up with a short trip to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: tour in style with a train tour, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Manali to Agra by combination of flight and train takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then stop by Heritage Textiles, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally look for gifts at Gems Galaxy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): see Make Bike Trip, then identify plant and animal life at EleSafari, and then pause for some photo ops at Swargasuli Tower.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Jaipur holiday maker website.

You can fly from Agra to Jaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Agra in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jaipur: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Amber Palace
Amber Palace
Make Bike Trip ©
Make Bike Trip
EleSafari ©
EleSafari

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Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Ganesh Handicrafts, steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Jodhpur trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Jodhpur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Jodhpur can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Zipline
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts

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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take a stroll through Nariman Point, then stop by Bungalow Eight, then admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally head outdoors with Marine Drive. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chowpatty Beach, then hunt for treasures at Zaveri Bazaar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, and finally stop by Dharavi.

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You can fly from Jodhpur to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Jodhpur in January; daily highs in Mumbai reach 36°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Shree Siddhivinayak ©
Shree Siddhivinayak
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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