12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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1
New Delhi
— 1 day
Drive
2
Agra
— 1 night
Drive
3
Fatehpur Sikri
— 2 nights
Train
4
Jaipur
— 1 night
Fly
5
Jaisalmer
— 1 night
Fly
6
Chennai
— 1 night
Drive
7
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Fly
8
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive
9
Bandipur
— 1 night
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Drive to Coimbatore International Airport, Fly to Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Drive to Likir
10
Likir
— 1 day
Drive
11
Leh
— 1 night

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New Delhi — 1 day

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 1st (Mon): contemplate the long history of India Gate, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, then admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi vacation planner.

Chennai to New Delhi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.
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Historic Sites
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Agra — 1 night

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Jahangir Mahal.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Agra trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Fatehpur Sikri.
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Historic Sites
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Fatehpur Sikri — 2 nights

Fatehpur Sikri is a town in the Agra District of Uttar Pradesh, India. To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fatehpur Sikri trip planner.

Traveling by car from Agra to Fatehpur Sikri takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Jaipur.
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Historic Sites
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Jaipur — 1 night

Pink City

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 where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Fatehpur Sikri to Jaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Jaisalmer.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:

Jaisalmer — 1 night

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
You've now added Real Desert Man Camel Safari to your itinerary. On the 6th (Sat), take an exotic tour of Real Desert Man Camel Safari and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jaisalmer route planner.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Jaisalmer takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Chennai.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Chennai — 1 night

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Your day by day itinerary now includes San Thome Church, Marina Beach and Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

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Getting from Jaisalmer to Chennai by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mahabalipuram.
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Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Mahabalipuram — 1 night

Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE. The structures showcase the decoration and form of early Dravidian architecture, and their distinctive designs, striking coloration, and scale still create an evocative atmosphere when studied closely and when seen as a whole.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pancha Rathas, Varaha Cave Temple and Monuments at Mahabalipuram. On the 8th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Tiger Cave, admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, admire the landmark architecture of Raya Gopura, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Varaha Cave Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Chennai to Mahabalipuram in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. August in Mahabalipuram sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 1 night

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
You've now added Government Botanical Garden to your itinerary. On the 9th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and then look for gifts at Moddy's Chocolates.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) tour itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Mahabalipuram to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from Mahabalipuram in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bandipur.
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Parks · Nature · Shopping
Side Trip
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Bandipur — 1 night

Trade the urban jungle for thick foliage and lush greenery at Bandipur.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve. On the 10th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bandipur trip builder.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Bandipur takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in August, with highs in Bandipur at 30°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Likir.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Likir — 1 day

Likir Gompa has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Monastery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Likir vacation maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bandipur to Likir. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Leh.
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Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Leh — 1 night

The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Leh trip planning tool.

You can drive from Likir to Leh in 1.5 hours.
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Museums
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Highlights from your trip

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.
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