17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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17 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
2
Jodhpur
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Goa
— 4 nights
+3
bus + Fly + taxi + train:  3​h 45​min
4
Lonavala
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Mumbai
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  2​h 15​min
6
Agra
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and then look for gifts at Craft House.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to New Delhi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Craft House ©
Craft House

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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 21st (Sat): stop by Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES), stop by Baba Art Emporium, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and finally stop by Student Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Chandra Vilas Namkeen, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stop by Maharana Spices, then look for gifts at Spice Paradise, then look for gifts at Via Jodhpur, and finally stop by Ganesh Handicrafts.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jodhpur travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Jodhpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Zipline
Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES) ©

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Goa

Goa
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Step off the beaten path and head to Utorda Beach and Shanta Durga Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chapora Fort and Palacio do Deao. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Varca Beach, take a stroll through Old Goa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vagator Beach.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Goa itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Jodhpur to Goa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Lonavala.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Vagator Beach
Vagator Beach
Utorda Beach ©
Utorda Beach
Old Goa ©
Old Goa

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Lonavala

Lonavala ©
The hill station of Lonavala has developed into a resort town popular with Mumbai and Pune residents.
To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lonavala vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Goa to Lonavala takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mumbai (Bombay).

Things to do in Lonavala

Historic Sites
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Lohagad Fort ©
Lohagad Fort

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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): wander the streets of Colaba Causeway, then see the interesting displays at Gateway of India, then look for gifts at Bungalow Eight, and finally steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mumbai (Bombay) trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Lonavala to Mumbai (Bombay) by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Mumbai (Bombay), expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Mumbai

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Colaba Causeway ©
Colaba Causeway
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Bungalow Eight ©
Bungalow Eight

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Agra itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai (Bombay) to Agra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Agra. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort

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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 30th (Mon): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Fort, and finally look for gifts at Royal Spices And Tea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Anokhi Clothing Store, then get some fabulous bargains at Heritage Textiles & Handicrafts, and then stop by New Maharaja Gem Palace.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jaipur tour planner.

Getting from Agra to Jaipur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Jaipur are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Jaipur

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zanskar Arts and Shanti Stupa. Visiting Khardung La and Tanglang La will get you outdoors. Take a break from Leh with a short trip to Hemis Monastery in Hemis, about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Choskor Monastery, steep yourself in history at Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort, stop by Himalayan Pashmina Shawls, and examine the collection at Hall of Fame.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Leh holiday planner.

You can fly from Jaipur to Leh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Shopping Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Hazara Arts, Khardung La
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Tanglang La ©
Tanglang La
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa

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