23 days in India Itinerary

23 days in India Itinerary

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23 days in India Itinerary

Start: College Station
Fly:  24​h
1
New Delhi
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
2
Patiala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
5
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Jodhpur
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  8​h 45​min
10
Hampi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  36​h
End: College Station

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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.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi tour planning site .

College Station, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 11 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from College Station in February: highs in New Delhi hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 52°F. You'll set off for Patiala on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Shopping Transportation
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nights
Patiala

Patiala ©
Patiala is a city in southeastern Punjab, in northern India. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurdwara Shri Dukhniwaran Sahib, Patiala, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Temple, and then admire the natural beauty at Baradari Garden. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sis Ganj Gurudwara, then make a trip to Baba Banda Singh Bahadur War Memorial, and then take in panoramic vistas at Fateh Burj.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Patiala day trip planning website .

You can drive from New Delhi to Patiala in 5 hours. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Patiala

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mohali, Sis Ganj Gurudwara
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Kali Temple ©
Kali Temple
Sis Ganj Gurudwara ©
Sis Ganj Gurudwara
Baba Banda Singh Bahadur War Memorial ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amritsar journey planner.

Drive from Patiala to Amritsar in 4.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River and then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Manali road trip planning website .

You can drive from Amritsar to Manali in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 23rd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple and then take in the views from Lakshman Jhula. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Manali to Rishikesh by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for Agra.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Haridwar
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River Rafting & Tubing
Spas
Swami Vivekanand Park ©
Swami Vivekanand Park

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
When in Agra, make a side trip to see Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, approximately Bharatpur away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, make a short side trip with Day Trips, explore the galleries of Taj Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort.

To see maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Agra trip maker site .

Drive from Rishikesh to Agra in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in February, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

3
nights
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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, admire the striking features of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jaipur vacation planner.

Getting from Agra to Jaipur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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nights
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

To see reviews, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Udaipur trip builder app .

Getting from Jaipur to Udaipur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then appreciate the history behind Jaswant Thada.

To see traveler tips, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jodhpur day trip site .

Drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Jodhpur can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Jaswant Thada ©
Jaswant Thada

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nights
Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Step out of Hampi with an excursion to Tungabhadra Dam in Hospet--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Vitthala Temple, make a trip to Dasara Dibba, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Matanga Hill, and admire the landmark architecture of Lotus Mahal.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hampi trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train from Jodhpur to Hampi in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Jodhpur in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hampi, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tungabhadra Dam
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Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi

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