17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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Start: Guwahati
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
New Delhi
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h
2
Katra
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Amritsar
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Mathura
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Guwahati

5
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.
Head to Chandni Chowk and The Great India Placefor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gandhi Smriti and Crafts Museum. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, see the interesting displays at National Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip itinerary planner.

Guwahati to New Delhi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in New Delhi are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Katra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

The Great India Place
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

2
nights
Katra

Katra ©
Located at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra serves as a base for the great pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhairo Baba Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaishno Devi, thencontemplate the long history of Bhimgarh Fort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nau Devi Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Katra itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New Delhi to Katra. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Bhimgarh Fort
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Vaishno Devi ©
Vaishno Devi
Bhairo Baba Temple ©
Bhairo Baba Temple
Helicopter Tours

4
nights
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.
Let the collections at War Memorial & Museum and The Partition Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Harmandir Sahib and Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum. Go for a jaunt from Amritsar to Jalandhar to see Pushpa Gujral Science City about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Virasat-e-Khlasa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manji Sahib, stop by India House, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Amritsar journey tool.

Traveling by car from Katra to Amritsar takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Amritsar

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Gurudwara Shri Manji Sahib, Pushpa Gujral Science City, Virasat-e-Khlasa
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple
The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Get some historical perspective at Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. For shopping fun, head to Taj Gallery or Agra Art Gallery. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Spiritual Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at U.P Handicrafts Development Center, and explore the galleries of Shahin Arts.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Agra trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to Agra takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Agra are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mathura.

Things to do in Agra

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Taj Gallery ©
Taj Gallery

2
nights
Mathura

Mathura ©
Split by the sacred Yamuna River, Mathura's claim to fame is being the birthplace of Krishna, the widely revered Hindu god.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Government Museum Mathura and Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham. Kusum Sarovar and Priyakant Ju Mandir will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Mathura: Vrindavan (The Sacred Lake Kusum Sarovar & Banke Bihari Temple). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Govardhan Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple, and stroll through Vishram Ghat.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Mathura online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Agra to Mathura takes 1.5 hours. In November in Mathura, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Vrindavan
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Govardhan Hill ©
Govardhan Hill
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
Kusum Sarovar ©
Kusum Sarovar

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