12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
1
Jaipur
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  3​h
2
Ranthambore National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Ajmer
— 1 night
+3
train + bus + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
4
Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Ahmedabad
— 3 nights
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Attractions like Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, view the masterpieces at Jitesh Arts, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, and admire the striking features of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors).

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jaipur sightseeing planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Jaipur. December in Jaipur sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ranthambore National Park.

Things to do in Jaipur

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Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur ©
Deer Park, Ashok Vihar, Jaipur
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Ranthambore Fort and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ranthambore National Park vacation builder tool .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Jaipur to Ranthambore National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ajmer.

Things to do in Ranthambore National Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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Ranthambore Fort
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dargah Shariff.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Ajmer road trip planning tool .

Drive from Ranthambore National Park to Ajmer in 5.5 hours. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Ajmer

Historic Sites
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Dargah Shariff ©
Dargah Shariff

2
nights
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 28th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temples and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tanot Mata Temple.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jaisalmer trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Ajmer to Jaisalmer takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

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Tanot Mata Temple ©
Tanot Mata Temple
Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples

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nights
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 29th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort and then contemplate the long history of Jaswant Thada. On your second day here, make a trip to Ghanta Ghar, then admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramdevra Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well).

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Jodhpur tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Jodhpur

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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Zipline

3
nights
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Change things up with a short trip to Lukshmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, examine the collection at Calico Museum of Textiles, admire the landmark architecture of Adalaj Stepwell, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kankaria Lake.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ahmedabad trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Jodhpur to Ahmedabad in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December in Ahmedabad, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Lukshmi Vilas Palace
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Kankaria Lake ©
Kankaria Lake
Calico Museum of Textiles ©
Calico Museum of Textiles

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