20 days in India Itinerary

20 days in India Itinerary

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20 days in India Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Amritsar
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  11 h 30 min
End: Manchester

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, then don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, and then take a memorable drive along Marine Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and then pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mumbai trip planning app .

Manchester, UK to Mumbai is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. While traveling from Manchester, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Mumbai, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums
Highlights from your plan
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

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 26th (Mon): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jodhpur holiday planner .

You can fly from Mumbai to Jodhpur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Mumbai, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jodhpur, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Zipline

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 27th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli, explore the galleries of City Palace of Udaipur, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and finally explore the activities along Lake Pichola. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, step into the grandiose world of Monsoon Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple.

Before you visit Udaipur, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Jodhpur to Udaipur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Jodhpur in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Udaipur: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji 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: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, and see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
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 landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, make a short side trip with Day Trips, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife SoS Bear Sanctuary.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Agra trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can 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 natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and make a trip to India Gate.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read New Delhi travel planner .

Getting from Agra to New Delhi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hemis Monastery in Hemis (about 1h 05 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, explore the ancient world of Basgo gompa, and examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Leh road trip planning tool .

Fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hemis Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib and then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Amritsar road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Leh to Amritsar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. September in Amritsar sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

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