12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Mathura
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
4
Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  29​h
End: Flint

2
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.
On the 4th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Market, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Select Citywalk.

Before you visit New Delhi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in December, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Mathura.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Select Citywalk ©
Select Citywalk
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

1
day
Mathura

Mathura ©
Split by the sacred Yamuna River, Mathura's claim to fame is being the birthplace of Krishna, the widely revered Hindu god.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Krishna Janmabhoomi Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Janmasthan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banke Bihari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Vrindavan.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mathura trip maker site .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Mathura takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in December, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vrindavan
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Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan
Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple ©
Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Nahargarh Fort, step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), and finally admire the striking features of Jal Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, and then look for gifts at Fair Deal Textile.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur vacation tool .

Getting from Mathura to Jaipur by car takes about 4.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Nahargarh Fort ©
Nahargarh Fort
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): make a trip to Bada Bagh, then get engrossed in the history at The Thar Heritage Museum, then stop by Jai Shankar Handicrafts, and finally examine the collection at Desert Culture Centre & Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temples, view the masterpieces at Sonee Art Gallery, and then steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jaisalmer driving holiday site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Jaipur to Jaisalmer in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort
Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples
Jai Shankar Handicrafts ©
Jai Shankar Handicrafts

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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 10th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Umaid Heritage Art School, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then look for gifts at Spice Paradise. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, appreciate the history behind Jaswant Thada, and then view the masterpieces at Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Jodhpur trip simple and quick.

Getting from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Jodhpur can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Heritage Art School ©
Umaid Heritage Art School
Spice Paradise ©
Spice Paradise

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Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 12th (Wed), browse the different shops at Forum Celebration Mall, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sas-Bahu Temple Tour. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli, and finally stop by S. Naaz Art Emporium.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Udaipur trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Udaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in December, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Udaipur

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Shahastrabahu Temple
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Shahastrabahu Temple ©
Shahastrabahu Temple
Forum Celebration Mall ©
Forum Celebration Mall

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