17 days in New Delhi, Agra & Rajasthan Itinerary

17 days in New Delhi, Agra & Rajasthan Itinerary

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17 days in New Delhi, Agra & Rajasthan Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Drive:  31​h
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agra
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Bundi
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h
7
Udaipur
— 2 nights
bus:  39​h
End: Chennai

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat, then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, then examine the collection at National Rail Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi travel itinerary planner.

Chennai to New Delhi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Chennai in December, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in New Delhi: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
National Rail Museum ©
National Rail Museum
Raj Ghat ©
Raj Ghat

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Agra

Agra ©
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Saha Burj, then admire the landmark architecture of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Akbar the Great.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Agra trip planner .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Saha Burj ©
Saha Burj
Tomb of Akbar the Great ©
Tomb of Akbar the Great
Taj Gallery ©
Taj Gallery

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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 23rd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, and finally examine the collection at Jaipur Wax Museum. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Moti Dungari Temple, then see the interesting displays at Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend, and finally look for gifts at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaipur travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Bundi.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Wildlife Parks
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EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Elefriend ©
Elefriend
Moti Dungari Temple ©
Moti Dungari Temple

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hours
Bundi

Bundi
Travelers in Rajasthan often make a trip to Bundi to view its picturesque narrow streets lined with blue houses, historic buildings, and temples.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cave Paintings. On the 25th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Bundi Paintings : Artist Gopal and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Paintings.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bundi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Bundi takes 3.5 hours. In December in Bundi, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Bundi

Nature Parks Shopping

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, steep yourself in history at Phool Mahal, and then admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Ganesh Temple and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Jodhpur using our trip planner.

You can drive from Bundi to Jodhpur in 7 hours. In December in Jodhpur, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Safaris
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum

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nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Desert Culture Centre & Museum and Jaisalmer Fort. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Tilon Ki Pol, admire the striking features of Tazia Tower, and stop by Desert Art Gallery.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Jaisalmer road trip planner.

Getting from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort

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Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lake Pichola. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ekling Ji Temple and Gothwal Art. Change things up with a short trip to Rakht-Talai (Haldighati) in Nathdwara (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, don't miss a visit to Gangaur Ghat, and explore the activities along Fateh Sagar Lake.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Udaipur itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to Udaipur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Udaipur are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Rakht-Talai (Haldighati)
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Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple
Nature & Wildlife Tours
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur

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