16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Jaipur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Bikaner
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Jaisalmer
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Ajmer
— 3 nights
bus:  15​min
7
Pushkar
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Chittorgarh District
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Jaipur

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at EleSafari and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip maker .

New Delhi to Jaipur is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. August in Jaipur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bikaner.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Spas
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EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Spas

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night
Bikaner

Bikaner ©
A desert outpost, a city of palaces, and a tourist town: Bikaner has been seen as many things by many people.
On the 12th (Mon), make a trip to Junagarh Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Bhandasar, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Karni Mata Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bikaner itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Bikaner takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Bikaner

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Karni Mata Temple
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Karni Mata Temple ©
Karni Mata Temple
Junagarh Fort ©
Junagarh Fort
Jain Temple Bhandasar ©
Jain Temple Bhandasar

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Jaisalmer visit website .

Traveling by car from Bikaner to Jaisalmer takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort

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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.
On the 15th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, then browse for treasures at Ganesh Handicrafts, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

Plan a Jodhpur trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. August in Jodhpur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Zipline
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts

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nights
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 16th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Monsoon Palace, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and then explore the activities along Lake Pichola.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Udaipur trip planner .

You can drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jodhpur in August, expect nights in Udaipur to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 35°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Ajmer.

Things to do in Udaipur

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

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dargah Shariff and Akbari Masjid. Take a break from the city and head to Anasagar Lake and Foy Sagar Lake. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Kasturi Silk Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Adhai-din ka Jhonpra Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Buland Darwaja, and browse the different shops at City Square Mall.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ajmer driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Udaipur to Ajmer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Pushkar.

Things to do in Ajmer

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

3
nights
Pushkar

Pushkar ©
Immerse yourself in Hindu holy sites in one of the oldest cities in India, Pushkar--where even the camels wear jewels.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pap Mochani Temple. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Shiv Shakti Art & Handicraft, then look for gifts at Vikas Handicrafts, then explore the activities along Pushkar Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Brahma Temple.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pushkar trip itinerary builder site .

Pushkar is just a short distance from Ajmer. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Pushkar

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Savitri Temple ©
Savitri Temple
Brahma Temple ©
Brahma Temple
Pap Mochani Temple ©
Pap Mochani Temple

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nights
Chittorgarh District

Chittorgarh District ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chittaurgarh Fort and Samadhisvara Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Meera Temple and Padmini's Palace.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chittorgarh District road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Pushkar to Chittorgarh District takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chittorgarh District

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chittaurgarh Fort ©
Chittaurgarh Fort
Meera Temple ©
Meera Temple
Samadhisvara Temple ©
Samadhisvara Temple

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