16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Ahmedabad
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Rajkot
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
4
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Amritsar
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  11​h
End: London

2
nights
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Calico Museum of Textiles, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham, then contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Sabarmati Riverfront. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple, Ahmedabad, admire the landmark architecture of Adalaj Stepwell, then don't miss a visit to Camp Hanuman Mandir, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kankaria Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jami Masjid.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ahmedabad trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Ahmedabad is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Ahmedabad is 5 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in November, with highs in Ahmedabad at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rajkot.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks
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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Jami Masjid ©
Jami Masjid

2
nights
Rajkot

Rajkot ©
Visit Mahatma Gandhi's childhood home and other cultural attractions in Rajkot, a large industrial city with a historical old town.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Race Course Grounds and then find something for the whole family at Funworld Rajkot. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Rotary Dolls Museum, stop by Jay Siyaram Pendawala, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama, then steep yourself in history at Kaba Gandhi No Delo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Watson Museum.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rajkot trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Ahmedabad to Rajkot in 4 hours. November in Rajkot sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Rajkot

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:
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Funworld Rajkot ©
Funworld Rajkot
Race Course Grounds ©
Race Course Grounds
Rotary Dolls Museum ©
Rotary Dolls Museum

3
nights
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Humayun's Tomb and Akshardham. Your inner history buff will appreciate India Gate and Lodi Gardens. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, make a trip to Gandhi Smriti, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, and admire the landmark architecture of Agrasen Ki Baoli.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New Delhi holiday builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rajkot to New Delhi. In November, New Delhi is little chillier than Rajkot - with highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in New Delhi

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Tours
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
India Gate ©
India Gate

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, then admire all the interesting features of Omkarananda Ashram, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Badrinath Ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up some local products at Cooking Masala, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then steep yourself in history at The Beatles Ashram.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rishikesh holiday planner .

Getting from New Delhi to Rishikesh by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

#Historic Sites, #Adventure, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:
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Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
The Beatles Ashram ©
The Beatles Ashram

1
night
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 27th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandi Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Daksheshwar Mahadev, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Haridwar vacation planner.

Haridwar is just a stone's throw from Rishikesh. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Haridwar

#Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 28th (Wed), admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, don't miss a visit to The Mall, steep yourself in history at Kotkhai Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, then make a trip to The Ridge, and finally explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Annandale, explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, then make a trip to Jakhoo Hill, and finally admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Haridwar to Shimla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Shimla

#Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:
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Annandale ©
Annandale
Shimla Christ Church ©
Shimla Christ Church
Kotkhai Palace ©
Kotkhai Palace

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, then make a trip to Akal Takht, then don't miss a visit to Jallianwala Bagh, and finally look for gifts at Raunak Punjabi Jutti. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Gandhi Gate, don't miss a visit to Gobindgarh Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Digamber Jain Temple, and finally look for gifts at The Famous Amritsari Papar Warian.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amritsar trip planner .

Getting from Shimla to Amritsar by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Amritsar can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Parks
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib ©
Gobindgarh Fort ©
Gobindgarh Fort

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