15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City
Fly:  1 h 15 min
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— Few hours
Train:  18 h 45 min
2
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
3
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Ajmer
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Fatehpur Sikri
— 1 day
Drive:  6 h 30 min
8
New Delhi
— 1 night
Train:  18 h 45 min
9
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
End: Dhaka City

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip generator.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 1.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Palika Bazaar, The Carpet Cellar, Chandni Chowk, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar, stop by The Carpet Cellar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazrat Nizamuddin Darga, then step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chandni Chowk, and finally stop by Palika Bazaar.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi online itinerary creator.

Getting from Kolkata (Calcutta) to New Delhi by combination of taxi, flight, and subway takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and subway; or drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, things will get slightly colder in New Delhi: highs are around 25°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Historic Sites
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Red Fort ©
Red Fort
Chandni Chowk ©
Chandni Chowk

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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 20th (Tue): make a trip to Clock Tower, steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, then stop by Kaanchi Jewels, and finally examine the collection at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Ganesh Handicrafts, look for gifts at Baba Art Emporium, then look for gifts at Maharana Spices, then steep yourself in history at Jaswant Thada, and finally stop by Mohanlal Verhomal Spices.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur vacation planner.

You can do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi from New Delhi to Jodhpur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Ajmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Zipline
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum

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Ajmer

Ajmer ©
Although usually visited on a day trip from the nearby Pushkar, the lively, often chaotic city of Ajmer has its share of sights.
You've now added Kasturi Silk Palace to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Akbar's Palace & Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ajmer custom trip planner.

Drive from Jodhpur to Ajmer in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Jaipur.

Things to do in Ajmer

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Adhai-din ka Jhonpra Mosque ©
Adhai-din ka Jhonpra Mosque
Dargah Shariff ©
Dargah Shariff
Akbari Masjid ©
Akbari Masjid

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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.
You've added Nahargarh Fort, Aurea Blue Pottery, Hyper City, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stop by Om Sai Textiles, stop by World Trade Park Pvt. Ltd, look for gifts at Aurea Blue Pottery, then explore the galleries of Nahargarh Fort, then stop by Indian Crafts Bazaar Jaipur textile exports, and finally look for gifts at Hyper City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then admire the striking features of Jal Mahal, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors).

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jaipur trip generator.

You can drive from Ajmer to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Jal Mahal ©
Jal Mahal
Nahargarh Fort ©
Nahargarh Fort

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the striking features of Jama Masjid, admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then admire the landmark architecture of Agra Fort, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and finally stop by Mughal Carpet.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Jaipur in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Agra: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fatehpur Sikri.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Jama Masjid ©
Jama Masjid
Mughal Carpet ©
Mughal Carpet

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Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri ©
Fatehpur Sikri is a town in the Agra District of Uttar Pradesh, India. You've now added Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jama Masjid, then delve into the distant past at Buland Darwaza, and finally don't miss a visit to Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fatehpur Sikri trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Agra to Fatehpur Sikri takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Fatehpur Sikri

Historic Sites
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Buland Darwaza ©
Buland Darwaza
Jama Masjid ©
Jama Masjid
Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri ©
Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri

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New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palika Bazaar as well as The Carpet Cellar. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): look for gifts at The Carpet Cellar and then stop by Palika Bazaar.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi custom trip planner.

You can drive from Fatehpur Sikri to New Delhi in 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping
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Palika Bazaar ©
Palika Bazaar
The Carpet Cellar ©
The Carpet Cellar

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Get outdoors at Keibul Lamjao National Park and Betla National Park. Explore Kolkata (Calcutta) further: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, don't miss a visit to Ankur Kala, get curious at Science City, and admire the striking features of Jorasanko Thakur Bari.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip builder.

Do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi from New Delhi to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: high temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Keibul Lamjao National Park, Betla National Park
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Betla National Park ©
Betla National Park
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Park Street ©
Park Street

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