16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly
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Agra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ranthambore National Park
— 2 nights
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Taxi to Sawai Madhopur, Train to Agra Cantt, Fly to Khajuraho
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Khajuraho
— 1 day
Drive
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Panna Tiger Reserve
— 2 nights
Drive to Khajuraho Airport, Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

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New Delhi

— 2 nights
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.
Visit Humayun's Tomb and Akshardham for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gandhi Smriti and National Museum. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at India Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), and step into the grandiose world of Red Fort.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi journey planning site.

Phoenix, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12.5 hours traveling from Phoenix to New Delhi. In March in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 60°F at night. You will leave for Jaipur on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 9:

Jaipur

— 3 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Amber Palace and Spas. Museum-lovers will get to explore Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and City Palace of Jaipur. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of The Rustic Paths, step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, browse the exhibits of Nahargarh Fort, and admire the masterpieces at Jitesh Arts.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jaipur journey planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Jaipur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Jaipur are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:

Agra

— 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, examine the collection at Spiritual Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Agra Art Gallery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Taj Museum, then browse the exhibits of Taj Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at UP Handicraft Development Centre Agra.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Agra sightseeing planning tool.

Fly from Jaipur to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ranthambore National Park.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:

Ranthambore National Park

— 2 nights
Named for the historic fortress it contains, Ranthambore National Park remains one of the best places to view tigers in their natural jungle habitat.
Ranthambore Fort and Indragarh Fort are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get in on the family fun at Wild Dragon, explore the activities along Surwal Lake, and stop by Village Women Craft.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ranthambore National Park online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Agra to Ranthambore National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Khajuraho.

Things to do in Ranthambore National Park

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:

Khajuraho

— 1 day
Most visitors come to Khajuraho to see the 1,000-year-old erotic rock carvings at a cluster of World Heritage-listed Hindu and Jain temples.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaturbhuj Temple, take an in-depth tour of Khajuraho, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Devi Jagdamba Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chitragupta Temple.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Khajuraho day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi, train, and flight from Ranthambore National Park to Khajuraho takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Panna Tiger Reserve.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:

Panna Tiger Reserve

— 2 nights
On the 19th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamati Prannathji Temple and then look for all kinds of wild species at Panna National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Panna Tiger Reserve online trip planner.

Drive from Khajuraho to Panna Tiger Reserve in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Panna Tiger Reserve

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:
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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.