12 days in North India, Jodhpur & Jaisalmer Itinerary

12 days in North India, Jodhpur & Jaisalmer Itinerary

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12 days in North India, Jodhpur & Jaisalmer Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Amritsar
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
2
Srinagar
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Leh
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h
4
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
6
Jaisalmer
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Amritsar trip builder site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Amritsar is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Amritsar. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March: highs in Amritsar hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib

1
night
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Srinagar day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to Srinagar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Expect colder weather when traveling from Amritsar in March: highs in Srinagar hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden ©
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill

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Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
On the 22nd (Fri), Head underground at Saspol Caves, admire the verdant scenery at Markha Valley, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Samstanling Monastery, then make a trip to Temple at Sumda Chun, and finally admire the striking features of Matho Gompa. On the next day, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Phyang Monastery, then look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium, then steep yourself in history at Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Leh tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Srinagar to Leh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Markha Valley ©
Markha Valley
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Phyang Monastery ©
Phyang Monastery

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 24th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, then don't miss a visit to Jahangir's Hauz, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Shri Mankameshwar Mandir, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mehtab Bagh, then admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and finally stop by The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Agra road trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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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 26th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then appreciate the history behind Jaswant Thada, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and finally don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Ghanta Ghar.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Jodhpur travel planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Jodhpur in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Jodhpur, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Jaswant Thada ©
Jaswant Thada

1
night
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
On the 27th (Wed), stop by Shayama Cashmere Store, steep yourself in history at Patwaon-Ki-Haveli, and then contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Jaisalmer tour planner.

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort
Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli ©
Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, then take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and finally steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at India Gate, make a trip to Kalka Mandir, and then admire the natural beauty at Akshardham.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New Delhi day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to New Delhi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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