12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  15​h
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
New Delhi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Agra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stop by Raunak Punjabi Jutti, admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, admire the striking features of Akal Takht, then don't miss a visit to Harmandir Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Amritsar road trip app .

Sydney, Australia to Amritsar is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to India Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Sydney in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Amritsar, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John in the Wilderness Church, then appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, then admire all the interesting features of HPCA Stadium, and finally explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip maker site .

You can drive from Amritsar to Dharamsala in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature
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Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
HPCA Stadium ©
HPCA Stadium

1
night
New Delhi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, then enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and finally contemplate the long history of India Gate.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the New Delhi route planner .

You can fly from Dharamsala to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
India Gate ©
India Gate

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 27th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Agra Fort, then make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, then don't miss a visit to Jahangir's Hauz, and finally admire the striking features of Taj Mahal.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra journey builder site .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November in Agra, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal

1
night
Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then explore the activities along Ganges River, then don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, and finally steep yourself in history at Rajendraprasad Ghat.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Varanasi online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Agra to Varanasi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Agra in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Varanasi, with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Varanasi

Parks Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Dasaswamedh Ghat ©
Dasaswamedh Ghat

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Beatles Ashram, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then browse the fresh offerings at Cooking Masala.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Rishikesh journey planner.

Getting from Varanasi to Rishikesh by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Cooking Masala ©
Cooking Masala
The Beatles Ashram ©
The Beatles Ashram

1
night
Jodhpur

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then contemplate the long history of Jaswant Thada, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and finally make a trip to Clock Tower - Ghanta Ghar.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jodhpur trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Rishikesh to Jodhpur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Jodhpur sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Jaswant Thada ©
Jaswant Thada

1
night
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 1st (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Pichola, get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Udaipur route builder .

Getting from Jodhpur to Udaipur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple

2
nights
Jaipur

Jaipur ©
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Jagat Shiromani Ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then admire the landmark architecture of Jal Mahal, then steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jaipur trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Udaipur to Jaipur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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