13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Bangkok
fly:  7​h 30​min
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
Srinagar
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h
Kargil
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
New Delhi
— Few hours
train:  2​h 30​min
Jaipur
— 1 night
train:  4​h 45​min
Jodhpur
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h
Jaisalmer
— 1 night
train:  7​h
Agra
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
Varanasi
— 1 night
train:  12​h 45​min
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
Bangkok

1
day
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 13th (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Gandhi Museum, then examine the collection at National Rail Museum, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi online day trip planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to New Delhi is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to India Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in New Delhi when traveling from Bangkok in October, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in New Delhi

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National Gandhi Museum ©
National Gandhi Museum
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National Rail Museum

1
day
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Nigeen Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khir Bhawani Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Hari Parbat.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Srinagar online trip builder .

You can fly from New Delhi to Srinagar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kargil.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Nigeen Lake ©
Nigeen Lake
Hari Parbat ©
Hari Parbat
Khir Bhawani Temple ©
Khir Bhawani Temple

1
day
Kargil

Kargil
On the 15th (Mon), admire the striking features of Shargole Monastery, explore the activities along Karste River, appreciate the views at Suru Valley, then examine the collection at Rangdum Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phuktal Monastery.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kargil trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Srinagar to Kargil by car takes about 4.5 hours. On the 16th (Tue), you're off toLeh.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
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3
days
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hemis Monastery and Spituk Monastery. Appreciate the collections at Hall of Fame and Stok Palace Museum. Spend the 19th (Fri) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, admire the striking features of Stakna Monastery, appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery, and steep yourself in history at Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Leh tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kargil to Leh takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Hemis Monastery
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Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Spituk Monastery ©
Spituk Monastery

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hours
New Delhi

New Delhi
For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New Delhi trip planning website .

You can fly from Leh to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Jaipur on the 19th (Fri).

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#Tours, #Shopping, #Outdoors
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hours
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.
For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur day trip site .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaipur

#Spas, #Childrens Museums, #Museums
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Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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hours
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.
For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur trip planner .

You can fly from Jaipur to Jodhpur in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. You'll set off for Jaisalmer on the 20th (Sat).

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hours
Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jaisalmer online trip maker .

Getting from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You will leave for Agra on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Jaisalmer

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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1
day
Agra

Agra ©
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Akbar the Great, explore the activities along Keetham Lake, then see the interesting displays at Taj Museum, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Jaisalmer to Agra takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Agra, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

#Parks, #Spas, #Nature

Side Trip

Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Keetham Lake ©
Keetham Lake
Tomb of Akbar the Great ©
Tomb of Akbar the Great
Taj Museum ©
Taj Museum

1
day
Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Vishwanath Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vishalakshi Temple, then admire the masterpieces at Archaeological Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarnath.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Varanasi trip maker .

You can fly from Agra to Varanasi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to New Delhi.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Spas
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Sarnath ©
Sarnath
New Vishwanath Temple ©
New Vishwanath Temple

1
day
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village, and then get outside with Kalindi Kunj.

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Traveling by flight from Varanasi to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

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Kalindi Kunj ©
Kalindi Kunj
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village
National Gandhi Museum ©
National Gandhi Museum

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