My Solo Trip To India (10 Days Itinerary)

UNESCO World Heritage - Amber Fort

My 10 days solo trip to India was the memorable one. First time I did visit some new places in India where I was never been before and experienced a lot newer while traveling solo. My destinations were Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Ajmer and Udaipur under the States of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. I can tell it as a historic, royal and memorable trip, which mixed with many religious values too. Among many old forts, palaces, monuments, and shrines, the stunning Taj Mahal in Agra made me totally amazed and speechless and the romantic and lake city Udaipur holds my moments beautifully in all ways. Read inside to get 10 days India tour itinerary before planning your trip.

Well, I surprised many in India this time as basically no Bangladeshi girls do come for solo traveling, they are more comfortable with family or groups. However, trust me, girls, traveling solo is more adventurous and fun. It will not leave you without learning something unknown always. Every journey every time teaches me new lessons to explore. I must say solo traveling has helped me a lot to build up my self-confidence to tackle any unaware situation. It is giving me unconditional happiness, what I was looking for long.

10 Days India Tour Itinerary

I was about to miss my Delhi flight from Kolkata as was late for boarding check-in. First time changed transit from Kolkata and so was a bit unaware. However, I did manage nicely at the last moment to start my travel with Air India to Delhi. Air India authorities were much cooperative and helped me to take my first entry in Delhi.

From India entire journey I made by the private tourists AC Car. Though it was exhausted sometimes for long distances, actually enjoyed. Grab more inside to get all the details.

Day 1: New Delhi

I welcomed myself in Delhi for the first time……

Mr. Suresh Sharma (My driver for 10 days) dropped me at Citi International Hotel, Karol Bagh from New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport. I did stay three nights here. I chose this area as found most tourists do the same for the proper communication system and near to the airport too. About selecting a hotel, I always give more importance to comfort, safety, and pleasant Wi-Fi connectivity. Without a connection? No way

In the afternoon started to explore New Delhi. There are many beautiful historical monuments in Delhi and first started with Qutub Minar and asked me how tall it could be? Then went to Lotus Temple and enjoyed the sunset at Humayun’s Tomb. I must say Mughal architects are amazingly beautiful. In the evening loved the beauty of India Gate and Parliament House area.

Qutub Minar Qutub Minar

Sunset View from Humayun’s Tomb Sunset View from Humayun’s Tomb

India Gate India Gate

At night I had dinner at Citi International Hotel restaurant. I love trying local dishes and ordered some non-veg with rice and salads, but was not satisfied with the taste if I compare with the cost. Aw…

Points To Be Noted

  • All tourist spots in Delhi closed to visitors after evening [where entry tickets needed].
  • No entry tickets needed to visit Temples, Mosques, and Shrines.
  • India Gate is always open for everyone.
  • You can communicate in English everywhere in India, but knowing Hindi (Speaking) is a blessing.

Day 2: Old Delhi

After a healthy breakfast (I liked) headed for Old Delhi and first visited the Dargah (shrine) of Hazrat Nizam Uddin Auliya Rahmatullah. On the way, you can also Laxmi Narayan Temple. In Old Delhi, I enjoyed a historic visit to Red Fort and Jama Mosque. In between trolled at the Chandni Chowk Market by Delhi Rickshaw and didn’t forget to taste street foods (I love) here. There was too high heat and couldn’t be without a water bottle. And yeah, how could I miss visiting Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi (Father of the Nation) Memorial?

Red Fort Red Fort

Red Fort Diwan-i-Khas Red Fort Diwan-i-Khas

Street Food (Pineapple Slices) Street Food (Pineapple slices) Chandni Chawk Market, Delhi

Before leaving for Agra, after lunch, made a short visit to Connaught Place (This place reminded me of Park Street in Kolkata) and the newly built beautiful Akshardham Temple.

On The Way To Agra

It was an enjoyable road trip by the Yamuna Expressway to Agra. From the roadside found many constructions are going on in Noida, the industrial city. Thank God, I can speak in Hindi otherwise it might be too boring for my driver to communicate after all everyone loves their mother tongue. Afternoon Milk Tea from the roadside Dhaba was tasty and relaxing also. By night reached, and for one night stay at Grand Hotel Agra in Agra Cantonment. Oh, couldn’t wait for next day’s Taj Mahal visit…

Yamuna Expressway Yamuna Expressway

 Grand Hotel Agra Dinner at Grand Hotel Agra

Day 3: Agra

Good Morning Agra!

Did I really visit the Symbol of Love? I still can’t believe. Yes, I made that. The third day of my India trip I have first visited the wonders of the world, most beautiful Taj Mahal. Truly, I had no idea. It can be such attractive! Unbeatable Beauty! Here each and every footstep of mine was precious to me 🙂 It soothed my soul and eyes.

Top Tourist Attractions in India - Taj Mahal Taj Mahal

Well, I’ve liked my first camel cart ride also while entering for collecting the entry ticket for the Taj Mahal. For SAARC countries, the tourist’s entry fee is 530 Rs and for other countries 1000 Rs.

Agra Camel Cart RideCamel Cart Ride

I then visited Agra Fort from where saw the remote views of the Taj Mahal. Emperor Shah Jahan used to look at the Taj Mahal from here, when he had been imprisoned by his son, Aurangzeb.

I did visit one Marble Crafts shop also where they have shown me different artistic works of white and colored marbles from various countries. The same work what has been used in the building of Taj Mahal.

Agra Marble CraftsThe Beauty of Marble Crafts

Fatehpur Sikri

After lunch went to Fatehpur Sikri in Agra, this beautiful red sandstone city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Here must-visit spots are Buland Darwaza, Akbar’s Palace Complex, the famous Dargah (Shrine) of Shaikh Salim Chishti and Fatehpur Jama Mosque.

Buland Darwaza in Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar PradeshBuland Darwaza

Main Pillar of Diwan-i-Khas Main Pillar of Diwan-i-Khas Akbar’s Palace Complex

Panch Mahal, Fatehpur SikriPanch Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri

Points To Be Noted

  • For visiting every spot you can get specific Guide and their guidance and don’t forget to offer some tips for that.
  • You can hire a professional photographer who is effective as they can show the specific points/spots for taking well snaps outside the Taj Mahal area. No videography allowed with a digital camera.

Interesting Fact

  • In Fatehpur Sikri, several scenes from the famous Hindi Film ‘Pardes’ shot and most popular for the beautiful song (Do Dil Mil…) by Shah Rukh Khan (Indian actor).
  • Hindi Film actress Katrina Kaif visited the Shrine of Shaikh Salim Chishti several times for her movie’s success.

On The Way To Jaipur

In the afternoon left for Jaipur, Rajasthan. I was super tired during this time, and at night reached Peppermint Hotel for three nights stay. This 3-star hotel is in Subhash Nagar, and I’ve loved all the smart facilities at the first sight. Oh! Too exhausted, I had a good sleep….

Peppermint Hotel Peppermint Hotel

Day 4: Jaipur

Hello, Pink City Jaipur!

I’ve liked the healthy and fresh buffet breakfast at Peppermint Hotel. I was impressed with the hospitality here. According to locals, the pink color is a symbol of hospitality, and so they love to welcome their guests painted the whole city with this color.

First, I visited here the Hawa Mahal, the pink color, and the artistic architects took my attention, and my guide told me this was the Jaipuri Pink (combination of yellow and pink) and afterward found nearby all buildings with the same color and after that realized I’m in a pink city 🙂

Street Photography in Rajasthan Common Scenario in Rajasthan

Hawa Mahal Pink Beauty of Hawa Mahal

Mostly tourists here enjoy the elephant ride to visit the Amber Fort but I didn’t go for it. Here the old palace of Raja Man Singh is the artistic one. The beauty of Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace) was extraordinary. I really loved the beautiful views of the Maota Lake and Garden from the top of the Amber/Amer Fort.

Maota Lake Garden View Elephant ride and Maota Lake Garden view from the top of the Amber Fort or Amber Palace

I visited Nahargarh Fort/ Tiger Fort too, this old fort became popular for the Hindi movie ‘Rang De Basanti’, several scenes were filmed here.

Nahargarh Fort Nahargarh Fort [This spot became famous for ‘Rang De Basanti’ movie]

While coming back, enjoyed the remote beauty of the Jal Mahal (Water Palace) in the central part of the Man Sagar Lake from the roadside.

During lunch took Rajasthani Special Thali. Dal with the sour taste of cumin seed powder was too yummy. Then visited two handicrafts store, and they have shown me how they use vegetable colors for dyeing cloths, and this color will never fade. I bought some Jaipuri dresses and leather shoes.

Points To Be Noted

  • Rajasthan is a cultural and colorful state and famous for paintings, art, handicrafts and artistic marble crafts.
  • Mostly, locals do the business of marbles in Rajasthan.
  • Entry Fee requires visiting Hawa Mahal Museum.
  • Entry Fee requires visiting the Nahargarh Fort as well.

Interesting Fact

  • In Jaipur from the old time in building architecture pink stone is used, and so it became Pink City and also pink is a color of hospitality to them.
  • In Rajasthan Elephant, is a symbol of ‘Good Luck’, Horse is a symbol of ‘Power’ and Camel is a symbol of ‘Love’.
  • ‘Maharani Saree’ in Jaipur (very light in weight) is trendy and popular one for a woman.

Day 5: Ajmer

It was very blessing being able to visit one of the most well-known and historical Ajmer Sharif Dargah of Holy Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti Rahmatullah. All over the world, Ajmer is mostly well known for this Holy Shrine. Spend some serene and peaceful time here and then give a quick visit to Ana Sagar, and it was just ok.

Back To Jaipur

After lunch from Ajmer enjoyed the afternoon exploring at Peppermint Hotel. This hotel’s classy interior design will catch your attention. I just have passed relaxing hours at the rooftop swimming pool and lawn. It was quiet and charming and how could I miss some clicking here!!!

Rooftop at Peppermint Hotel Rooftop Peppermint Hotel

Day 6: Udaipur

After the breakfast left Jaipur for Udaipur in Rajasthan. It was a long journey, but not tiring at all. New roads, new views, and fresh mood, lol….. Just near to Udaipur loved the awesome views of the Aravalli Ranges. And while my car was passing through the hilly roads, it reminded me of the journey of my recent Bhutan trip. Somehow the world is round, and you find the similarity though for the first time you’ve been here. Interesting, right?

Good Afternoon Udaipur!

Yes, I had a warm welcome here…

I took an entry in the afternoon at Hotel Mahendra Prakash in Lake Palace road. The best thing I found about this hotel is that it is Haveli-Style (like home) Hotel. I can’t express how happy I have been there. I don’t know how did I pass my three nights there!! Oh, it was simply amazing, so royal and authentic… There are a beautiful lawn and a swimming pool and also a massage room. I enjoyed sitting under the sky and using free Wi-Fi…

Hotel Mahendra Prakash Beautiful Lawn at Hotel Mahendra Prakash

Day 7: Udaipur

What a beautiful morning it was! Loved taking breakfast while enjoying Santoor music on the lawn. I have then started exploring the Lake City Udaipur. There are many romantic tourist attractions in Udaipur. From the roadside saw the beauty of Fateh Sagar Lake.

Breakfast at Hotel Mahendra Prakash Breakfast Hotel Mahendra Prakash

I loved my time at Saheliyon Ki Badi, a beautiful tourist spot. I then went to the main attraction, the City Palace area where loved the crowd of many tourists and friendly gestures of locals around.

I decided to go for Lake Pichola boating first from the City Palace and here made a visit to the famous and stunning Jag Mandir Palace and Jag Mandir Garden. While boating, it was amazing to enjoy the superb view of the Lake Palace, the world-famous luxurious romantic hotel by the Taj Group.

Lake PicholaThe Beauty of Lake Pichola and Aravalli Hill

Jag Mandir Palace Jag Mandir Palace

Jag Mandir Garden Jag Mandir Garden

Lake Palace Hotel Luxurious Lake Palace Hotel

Here in Udaipur, I’ve tried Gujarati Thali special for lunch. I love Indian food 🙂

Afternoon back to the hotel and enjoyed the rain and the sound of the raindrops from the room window. It seemed to me a fairy tale where I’m living in an old palace. Oh, I’ll really miss this Haveli….

Hotel Mahendra Prakash Udaipur Hotel Mahendra Prakash

Day 8: Udaipur

Next day continued… Enjoyed working from the Hotel Mahendra Prakash. Indeed, it was a lovely morning!!

I was overwhelmed after visiting the amazing nature of Sajjan Garh, Here, must-visit destinations are Sajjan Garh Biological Park and Sajjan Garh Palace (Monsoon Palace). I just loved the forest-like walkway before the entrance of the Monsoon Palace. This palace was so peaceful to me.

Sajjan Garh Walkway Sajjan Garh Walkway

Sajjan Garh (Monsoon Palace) Sajjan Garh (Monsoon Palace)

I enjoyed boating at Fateh Sagar Lake and spend some time at Nehru Park too. I again came back to the City Palace area. Here is also the old Jagdish Temple. However, I visited the City Palace. I can say now, finally, I’m in love with old artistic architects. I just can’t believe without any tools, and machines how beautifully they designed all and how artistic they were! Kudos!

Fateh Sagar LakeFateh Sagar Lake

Mor ChowkMor Chowk at City Palace

City Palace Sheesh Mahal, Udaipur Sheesh Mahal City Palace

Oh, seriously, I should not do much shopping, from Agra and Jaipur, here in Udaipur, beautiful handicrafts and fancy outfits are available at a reasonable price. I loved shopping here.

At night had a dinner with my friend Hussain at Hotel itself, it was nice meeting him and I must say I first came to know about Udaipur from him only. Truly, I can describe the beauty of Udaipur as the ‘Beautiful Combination of Royalty and Nature’.

Hotel Mahendra Prakash Restaurant Hotel Mahendra Prakash Restaurant

Points To Be Noted

  • City Palace Museum and Pichola Lake Boating Entry Ticket fees are the same for all (locals and foreigners). I loved that. And for other spots, fees are reasonable, not that high.
  • A safe and lovely destination where locals are friendly, smart, and artistic.
  • Mostly all more comfortable speaking English.

Interesting Fact

  • Lake City Udaipur is also known as the Most Romantic Spot in India.
  • Here mostly all architects painted with white color.
  • In markets, while shopping came to know about ‘Eco Saree’, made of bamboo and banana leaves and can be recycled to reuse. This can be sold again.
  • Udaipur is a famous movie spot too. Many old to new Hindi movies filmed here. However, most famous for James Bond’s ‘Octopussy’ movie. Several scenes from this movie were filmed at Hotel Lake Palace, Jag Mandir, Monsoon Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, and Shiv Niwas Palace.

Day 9: New Delhi

Oh! I had to say Good-Bye to Udaipur. Leaving for Delhi Again… It became an awful lengthy journey from Udaipur to Delhi as stuck in the same place until a prolonged terrific traffic jam and reached Citi International hotel by 10 pm. But one sudden message from one of my oldest friends Putty made me happy. And, we met after 15 years!!

Yes, I’m much familiar with India and Indian culture as studied in Bengaluru.

Day 10: New Delhi

Directly after breakfast went to Pinnacle Mall in Dwarka, Sector 10. I enjoyed a cool time at Evergreen Sweets with my dear friend Putty. Later she took me to her home in New Delhi and don’t know how just time passed away and the evening came back to the hotel.

 The next day at night came back to Dhaka with sweet memories. I’ve realized life is beautiful with my unconditional love for traveling… Next to where?

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India Tour Itinerary For 10 Days

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