17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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17 days in India Itinerary

Start: Vrindavan
taxi + train:  1​h
1
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Ranthambore National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Abhaneri
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
4
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Pushkar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
9
Bikaner
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Chennai

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Agra Fort.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Agra trip builder app .

Vrindavan to Agra is an approximately 1-hour combination of taxi and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vrindavan in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Agra, with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Ranthambore National Park.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Gallery ©
Taj Gallery

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ranthambore Safari Tours. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Surwal Lake and then contemplate the long history of Ranthambore Fort. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of Ranthambore Safari Tours.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ranthambore National Park online holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Agra to Ranthambore National Park takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Abhaneri.

Things to do in Ranthambore National Park

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Ranthambore Fort
Highlights from your plan
Ranthambore Fort ©
Ranthambore Fort

few
hours
Abhaneri

Abhaneri ©
Abhaneri is a village in the Dausa district of Rajasthan state in India. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Harshat Mata Temple and then steep yourself in history at Chand Baori (Step well).

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Abhaneri vacation maker website .

You can drive from Ranthambore National Park to Abhaneri in 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Abhaneri are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Abhaneri

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chand Baori (Step well) ©
Chand Baori (Step well)
Harshat Mata Temple ©
Harshat Mata Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): browse the exhibits of City Palace of Jaipur, then look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moti Dungari Temple. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham Temple, learn about all things military at Nahargarh Fort, then examine the collection at Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur road trip app .

Traveling by car from Abhaneri to Jaipur takes 2 hours. December in Jaipur sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pushkar.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Moti Dungari Temple ©
Moti Dungari Temple
Nahargarh Fort ©
Nahargarh Fort
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pushkar Lake, Savitri Temple and Brahma Temple. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pap Mochani Temple, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Dharma Camel Safari Pushkar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Savitri Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pushkar Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brahma Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pushkar trip site .

You can drive from Jaipur to Pushkar in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Pushkar

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Savitri Temple ©
Savitri Temple
Brahma Temple ©
Brahma Temple
Pap Mochani Temple ©
Pap Mochani Temple

2
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.
You've added Mahasatiyan, Gangaur Ghat, Sarswati Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 30th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple, step into the grandiose world of Monsoon Palace, admire the striking features of Fateh Prakash Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Srinathji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarswati Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Mahasatiyan. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Sahelion Ki Bari, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bada Mahal, then take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Udaipur tour planner .

You can drive from Pushkar to Udaipur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Udaipur, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ranakpur Jain Temple, Sarswati Temple, Parshuram Mahadev Temple
Highlights from your plan
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kunj Bihari Temple, Walk to blueCity heritagetour, Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well), and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kunj Bihari Temple, contemplate the long history of Phool Mahal, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and finally steep yourself in history at Jaswant Thada.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jodhpur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Udaipur to Jodhpur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli, Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli, Maharaja's Palace, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Maharaja's Palace, steep yourself in history at Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli, admire the landmark architecture of Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli, steep yourself in history at Tilon Ki Pol, then contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort, and finally get great views at Vyas Chhatri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Bada Bagh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temples, then get engrossed in the history at The Thar Heritage Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tazia Tower.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jaisalmer trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bikaner.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites Nightlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort
Maharaja's Palace ©
Maharaja's Palace

1
night
Bikaner

Bikaner ©
A desert outpost, a city of palaces, and a tourist town: Bikaner has been seen as many things by many people.
You've added Rampuria Havelis, Junagarh Fort, Devi Kund Sagar, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Rampuria Havelis, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Laxminath Temple, don't miss a visit to Devi Kund Sagar, then steep yourself in history at Lalgarh Palace and Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Junagarh Fort.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bikaner trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Jaisalmer to Bikaner takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Bikaner

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Devi Kund Sagar
Highlights from your plan
Shri Laxminath Temple ©
Shri Laxminath Temple
Lalgarh Palace and Museum ©
Lalgarh Palace and Museum
Junagarh Fort ©
Junagarh Fort

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Qutub Minar, Red Fort (Lal Quila), Rashtrapati Bhavan, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rajpath and Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan). Get some historical perspective at Chhatarpur Temple and India Gate. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat and admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi day trip website .

Getting from Bikaner to New Delhi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. January in New Delhi sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Chhatarpur Temple ©
Chhatarpur Temple

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