12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India route planner

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Leh
— 1 night
Fly to Delhi, Train to Agra Cantt
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Agra
— 1 night
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Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jodhpur
— 1 day
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Goa
— 3 nights
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Leh

— 1 night
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanti Stupa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Pashmina House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chokhang Vihara Temple, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Leh day trip planning site.

Pamplemousses, Mauritius to Leh is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mauritius Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Agra

— 1 night

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 20th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then browse the exhibits of Taj Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Agra attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Agra, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Jaipur

— 2 nights

Pink City

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 21st (Thu): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Jitesh Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Gyan Museum, then identify plant and animal life at EleSafari, then take some stellar pictures from Nahargarh Fort, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gems Galaxy.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur travel planner.

You can fly from Agra to Jaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Jaipur sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Jaisalmer

— 2 nights

Golden City of India

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 23rd (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Jaisalmer War Museum, view the masterpieces at Sonee Art Gallery, then look for gifts at Shree Laxmi Art Home, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temples. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Maasa Miniature Art, view the masterpieces at Chandrakanta Art's, and then contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jaisalmer trip planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Jaisalmer by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Jodhpur

— 1 day

Sun City

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.
On the 25th (Mon), look for gifts at Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES), steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jodhpur vacation planning website.

Drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Goa

— 3 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Get in touch with nature at Utorda Beach and Majorda Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Goa and Prehistoric Rock Art Gallery. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Shamrock Jewellers.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Goa travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Jodhpur to Goa by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Jodhpur in November, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Goa: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 29°C at night. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.