12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mathura
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Ranthambore National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Ajmer
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
5
Pushkar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Ranakpur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 9th (Sat), admire the striking features of Taj Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Soami Bagh, then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra online holiday planner .

New Delhi to Agra is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mathura.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Soami Bagh ©
Soami Bagh

1
night
Mathura

Mathura ©
Split by the sacred Yamuna River, Mathura's claim to fame is being the birthplace of Krishna, the widely revered Hindu god.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Keshavji Gaudiya Math, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gopishvar Mahadev Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Vrindavan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gopinath Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Janmasthan.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mathura day trip planner .

Getting from Agra to Mathura by car takes about 2 hours. March in Mathura sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ranthambore National Park.

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vrindavan
Highlights from your plan
Sri Keshavji Gaudiya Math ©
Sri Keshavji Gaudiya Math
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan

1
day
Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park ©
Named for the historic fortress it contains, Ranthambore National Park remains one of the best places to view tigers in their natural jungle habitat.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stop by Village Women Craft, steep yourself in history at Ranthambore Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinetra Ganesh Temple, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Surwal Lake.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ranthambore National Park trip planner .

Drive from Mathura to Ranthambore National Park in 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ajmer.

Things to do in Ranthambore National Park

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Ranthambore Fort
Highlights from your plan
Village Women Craft ©
Village Women Craft
Ranthambore Fort ©
Ranthambore Fort

1
night
Ajmer

Ajmer ©
Although usually visited on a day trip from the nearby Pushkar, the lively, often chaotic city of Ajmer has its share of sights.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nareli Jain Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Digamber Jain Temple, then explore the world behind art at Archaeological Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dargah Shariff AJMER.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ajmer trip planner.

Getting from Ranthambore National Park to Ajmer by car takes about 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pushkar.

Things to do in Ajmer

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dargah Shariff ©
Dargah Shariff
Nareli Jain Temple ©
Nareli Jain Temple
Digamber Jain Temple ©
Digamber Jain Temple

1
night
Pushkar

Pushkar ©
Immerse yourself in Hindu holy sites in one of the oldest cities in India, Pushkar--where even the camels wear jewels.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brahma Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pushkar Lake, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pushkar trip planning website .

Pushkar is very close to Ajmer. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Pushkar

Historic Sites Parks Spas
Highlights from your plan
Brahma Temple ©
Brahma Temple
Pushkar Lake ©
Pushkar Lake
Spas & Wellness

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.
On the 15th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps and other tourist information, use the Jodhpur online route planner .

You can drive from Pushkar to Jodhpur in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ranakpur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Ranakpur

Ranakpur ©
The village of Ranakpur sits in a densely forested nest of hills, its white marble architecture framed by lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Falna Swarna Jain Tirth - Golden Jain Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Surya Narayan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaumukha Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ranakpur Jain Temple.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ranakpur online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Jodhpur to Ranakpur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In March in Ranakpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Ranakpur

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ranakpur Jain Temple
Highlights from your plan
Ranakpur Jain Temple ©
Ranakpur Jain Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): browse the exhibits of City Palace of Udaipur, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Udaipur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ranakpur to Udaipur takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

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

3
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.
Visit Amber Palace and Shila Devi Temple for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at City Palace of Jaipur and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, look for gifts at Channi Carpets & Textiles, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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