12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Drive + Fly:  23​h
1
Leh
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h
2
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: San Jose

3
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Step out of Leh to go to Alchi and see Alchi Monastary, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, delve into the distant past at Basgo gompa, and gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Leh trip itinerary builder app .

San Jose, USA to Leh is an approximately 23-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from San Jose to Leh due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Alchi Monastary
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 5th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Agra Fort, then steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in October, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

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

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 6th (Sun), don't miss a visit to City Palace of Jaipur, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then look for gifts at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at EleSafari. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors).

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip maker tool .

Getting from Agra to Jaipur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

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 8th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and finally explore the activities along Lake Pichola.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Udaipur journey builder website .

Fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jaipur in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Udaipur, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Udaipur

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

3
nights
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar, and examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip planning site .

Getting from Udaipur to New Delhi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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