17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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17 days in India Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Leh
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h
2
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
6
Goa
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Manama

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hemis Monastery and Gurdwara Pathar Sahib. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shanti Stupa and Alchi Monastary. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Choskor Monastery, head outdoors with Khardung La, and stop by De Pashmina Emporium.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Leh tour itinerary app .

Manama, Bahrain to Leh is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Hemis Monastery, Alchi Monastary, Khardung La
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Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 5th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Unique Handicrafts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Balkeshwar Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Agra holiday planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In December, daytime highs in Agra are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Balkeshwar Mandir ©
Balkeshwar Mandir

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nahargarh Fort and Jaigarh Fort. Get a sense of the local culture at Amber Palace and City Palace of Jaipur. The adventure continues: look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, view the masterpieces at Jewels Lake Palace , Jaipur, step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, and browse the exhibits of Gyan Museum.

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You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Nahargarh Fort ©
Nahargarh Fort
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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.
On the 10th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, view the masterpieces at Art Haveli, then explore the galleries of City Palace of Udaipur, and finally view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of ShreenathJi Temple.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Udaipur day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Udaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Spas Nature

Side Trip

Art Haveli
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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.
On the 12th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Jaswant Thada, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then see the interesting displays at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, browse for treasures at Ganesh Handicrafts, and then browse the exhibits of Umaid Heritage Art School.

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Drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Jodhpur are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts
Umaid Heritage Art School ©
Umaid Heritage Art School

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Get some historical perspective at Chapora Fort and Shanta Durga Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Utorda Beach and Tomb of St. Francis Xavier. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Mandrem Beach, stroll through Baga Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus, and stop by Shamrock Jewellers.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Goa tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Jodhpur to Goa by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jodhpur in December, plan for much warmer nights in Goa, with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Utorda Beach ©
Utorda Beach
Mandrem Beach ©
Mandrem Beach
Reis Magos Fort ©
Reis Magos Fort

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