20 days in India Itinerary

20 days in India Itinerary

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20 days in India Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Jaisalmer
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
End: Paris

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, then take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, then get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then make a trip to Gateway of India, and finally look for gifts at Bungalow Eight.

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Paris, France to Mumbai is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Paris to Mumbai due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Mumbai hover around 35°C and lows are around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

2
nights
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 29th (Thu), explore the activities along Lake Pichola, admire the landmark architecture of City Palace of Udaipur, then stop by Gothwal Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple, and then step into the grandiose world of Monsoon Palace.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Udaipur trip planning app .

Getting from Mumbai to Udaipur by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August in Udaipur, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): examine the collection at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then browse for treasures at Ganesh Handicrafts.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Jodhpur attractions planner.

You can drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Udaipur in August: highs in Jodhpur hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts

1
night
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
On the 1st (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rishabhadeva Temple and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaisalmer itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Rishabhadeva Temple ©
Rishabhadeva Temple

3
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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Amber Palace, admire the striking features of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), get great views at Nahargarh Fort, and look for all kinds of wild species at Amer Jeep Safari.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jaipur travel route builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to Jaipur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Jaipur are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, and contemplate the long history of Shah Burj.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Agra online trip itinerary builder .

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 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Rail Tours

3
nights
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and don't miss a visit to Red Fort (Lal Quila).

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Drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Food Tours
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

3
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Go for a jaunt from Leh to Alchi to see Alchi Monastary about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, delve into the distant past at Basgo gompa, and appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Leh journey planning website .

Fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Alchi Monastary
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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Amritsar

Amritsar ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Amritsar tour planning website .

You can fly from Leh to Amritsar in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Amritsar are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Parks Historic Sites
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

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