12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Mumbai
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  2​h 15​min
2
Agra
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Fly:  29​h
End: Newark

3
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Do your shopping at Bungalow Eight and Colaba Causeway. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shree Siddhivinayak and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, take a stroll through Colaba, kick back and relax at Chowpatty Beach, and snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mumbai (Bombay) vacation trip planner.

Newark, USA to Mumbai (Bombay) is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Mumbai (Bombay) is 10 hours. When traveling from Newark in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Mumbai (Bombay): temperatures range from 92°F by day to 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Mumbai

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Shree Siddhivinayak ©
Shree Siddhivinayak

4
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. For shopping fun, head to Mughal Carpet or Marble Handicrafts Agra. Step out of Agra with an excursion to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Subhash Emporium, view the masterpieces at Gems & Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Spiritual Museum, and admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Agra online itinerary creator.

Fly from Mumbai (Bombay) to Agra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in May: highs in Agra hover around 107°F, while lows dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

1
night
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and then delve into the distant past at Sea Shore Temple.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Agra to Mahabalipuram by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from Agra, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mahabalipuram, ranging from highs of 100°F to lows of 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance

1
night
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): stroll through Paradise Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Seaside Promenade, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and finally look for gifts at Kriti Eco Boutique.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pondicherry travel planner.

Traveling by car from Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Kriti Eco Boutique ©
Kriti Eco Boutique

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