16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
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Darjeeling
— 1 night
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New Delhi
— 3 nights
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Agra
— 2 nights
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Jaipur
— 3 nights
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Mumbai
— 2 nights
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Goa
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Kolkata (Calcutta)

City of Joy

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Take a break from Kolkata (Calcutta) with a short trip to Belur Math in Belur, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the views from Howrah Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar).

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) online trip itinerary builder.

Hyderabad to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyderabad in January, things will get a bit cooler in Kolkata (Calcutta): highs are around 29°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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Darjeeling

Queen of the Hills

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Himalayan Tibet Museum, then examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then get to know the resident critters at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Darjeeling sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Darjeeling in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Darjeeling when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and don't miss a visit to India Gate.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi itinerary builder.

Getting from Darjeeling to New Delhi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Darjeeling in January: highs in New Delhi hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

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Agra

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 22nd (Fri), make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, admire the striking features of Agra Fort, and then admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Agra travel tool.

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Museums

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Jaipur

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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Amber Palace, step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, get a dose of the wild on Elefantastic, and see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jaipur driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Jaipur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Agra in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jaipur: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

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Mumbai

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 27th (Wed), make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, don't miss a visit to Marine Drive, then admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Crawford Market.

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Getting from Jaipur to Mumbai by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jaipur in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Mumbai: highs are around 36°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive · Tours

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Goa

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at Himalayan Therapeutic Studio and then stroll through Palolem Beach. On the next day, stop by Ratnakar Gems and then kick back and relax at Agonda Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Goa route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Goa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mumbai in January since evenings lows in Goa dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

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.