12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Bengaluru
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Port Blair, South Andaman Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Havelock Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h
4
Silchar
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
5
Agartala
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
6
Jaisalmer
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Washington DC

1
day
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Art of Living International Center and then get curious at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bengaluru tour itinerary maker app .

Washington DC, USA to Bengaluru is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect Bengaluru to be much hotter, temps between 81°F and 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Blair.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Childrens Museums Museums
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The Art of Living ©
The Art of Living

2
nights
Port Blair, South Andaman Island

Port Blair ©
The capital and largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair acts as a gateway to the landmasses that lie in the Bay of Bengal.
On the 17th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Jolly Buoy Island and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chidiya Tapu. On the next day, examine the collection at Anthropological Museum, then stroll through Corbyn's Cove, then examine the collection at Samudrika Marine Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Chatham Saw Mill.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Blair day trip tool .

You can fly from Bengaluru to Port Blair in 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in December since evenings lows in Port Blair dip to 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Port Blair

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Jolly Buoy Island ©
Jolly Buoy Island
Chidiya Tapu ©
Chidiya Tapu
Samudrika Marine Museum ©
Samudrika Marine Museum

1
night
Havelock Island

Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
On the 19th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalapathar Beach and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Radhanagar Beach and then get outside with Captain Hook’s.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Havelock Island sightseeing planner .

Drive from Port Blair to Havelock Island in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Port Blair in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Havelock Island, with lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Silchar.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach
Radhanagar Beach ©
Radhanagar Beach

1
day
Silchar

Silchar
Silchar is the headquarters of Cachar district in the state of Assam in India. To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Silchar trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Havelock Island to Silchar. You will leave for Agartala on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Silchar

Historic Sites Parks

1
day
Agartala

Agartala
Agartala is the capital of Indian state of Tripura and also is the second largest city in North-east India after Guwahati, both in municipal area and population. To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Agartala online day trip planner .

You can drive from Silchar to Agartala in 9 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 56°F. You will leave for Jaisalmer on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Agartala

Historic Sites Parks Nature

1
night
Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
On the 23rd (Sun), make a trip to Bada Bagh, get engrossed in the history at Jaisalmer War Museum, then look for gifts at Shayama Cashmere Store, then stop by Shree Laxmi Art Home, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temples. Keep things going the next day: stop by Jaisal Art House, then contemplate the long history of Kuldhara Abandoned Village, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Sam Sand Dunes.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jaisalmer travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Agartala to Jaisalmer. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Sam Sand Dunes
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Sam Sand Dunes ©
Sam Sand Dunes
Jaisalmer War Museum ©
Jaisalmer War Museum
Shree Laxmi Art Home ©
Shree Laxmi Art Home

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