12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Ahmedabad
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Udaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
New Delhi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Ahmedabad

2
days
Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for gifts at Gothwal Art and then stop by Silver Corner. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lake Pichola, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Jagmandir Isla.

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Ahmedabad to Udaipur is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

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Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
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Lake Fatehsagar Udaipur

1
day
New Delhi

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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.
On the 30th (Thu), admire the striking features of Qutub Minar and then stroll through Humayun's Tomb.

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You can fly from Udaipur to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in New Delhi are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Rishikesh.

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Humayun's Tomb
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Qutub Minar

2
days
Rishikesh

Rishikesh
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Jhula, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally contemplate the long history of The Beatles Ashram.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Rishikesh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
River Rafting & Tubing
Lakshman Jhula ©
Lakshman Jhula

2
days
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, then don't miss a visit to Scandal Point, and finally stroll through Annandale. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, make a trip to The Mall, then don't miss a visit to The Ridge, then admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church.

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Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Shimla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Amritsar.

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Annandale
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The Mall
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Jakhu Temple

2
days
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
On the 6th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree, don't miss a visit to Harmandir Sahib, make a trip to Akal Takht, then make a trip to Jallianwala Bagh, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib.

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Getting from Shimla to Amritsar by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Amritsar sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
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Jallianwala Bagh
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Akal Takht

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