21 days in India Itinerary

21 days in India Itinerary

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New Delhi
— 2 nights
2
Jaipur
— 2 nights
3
Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
4
Pali
— 1 night
5
Jodhpur
— 1 night
6
Udaipur
— 2 nights
7
Chittaurgarh
— 1 night
8
Bundi
— 1 night
9
Ranthambore National Park
— 1 night
10
Agra
— 1 night
11
Lucknow
— 1 night
12
Kumbakonam
— 2 nights
13
Varanasi
— 2 nights

2
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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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Humayun's Tomb.

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San Francisco, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to New Delhi is 13.5 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in New Delhi, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

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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.
On the 29th (Tue), look for gifts at Gems Galaxy, then look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then contemplate the long history of Amber Palace, and then surround yourself with nature on Elefantastic.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jaipur trip planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Jaipur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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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 31st (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Kuku Pashmina Shop and then contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Jaisalmer online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Jaipur to Jaisalmer by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Pali.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort
Kuku Pashmina Shop ©
Kuku Pashmina Shop

1
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Pali

Pali ©
Pali is a city in Rajasthan state of western India. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see human ingenuity at work at Jawai Dam.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pali driving holiday planner.

Getting from Jaisalmer to Pali by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. January in Pali sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Pali

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jawai Dam ©
Jawai Dam

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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 3rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, stop by Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES), then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and finally make a trip to Ghanta Ghar.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jodhpur trip builder.

Traveling by car from Pali to Jodhpur takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in January, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES) ©
Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES)

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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.
On the 4th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bada Mahal, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and then get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at S. Naaz Art Emporium, then explore the activities along Lake Pichola, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Udaipur attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Udaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chittaurgarh.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Bagore Ki Haveli Museum ©
Bagore Ki Haveli Museum

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Chittaurgarh

Chittaurgarh ©
Sitting on the shores of the Berach River, the city of Chittaurgarh had a checkered history of ancient war against would-be invaders.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the striking features of Vijay Stambha, then steep yourself in history at Chittorgarh Fort, then explore the ancient world of Samadhisvara Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shyam Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chittaurgarh trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Udaipur to Chittaurgarh takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bundi.

Things to do in Chittaurgarh

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chittorgarh Fort ©
Chittorgarh Fort
Vijay Stambha ©
Vijay Stambha
Samadhisvara Temple ©
Samadhisvara Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): Head underground at Cave Paintings, contemplate the long history of Raniji-ki-Baori, then view the masterpieces at Bundi Paintings : Artist Gopal, and finally stop by Yug Art.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bundi route maker app.

Drive from Chittaurgarh to Bundi in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Bundi are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ranthambore National Park.

Things to do in Bundi

Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Yug Art ©
Yug Art
Raniji-ki-Baori ©
Raniji-ki-Baori

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and then contemplate the long history of Ranthambore Fort.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ranthambore National Park trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Bundi to Ranthambore National Park in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Ranthambore National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ranthambore Fort
Highlights from your plan
Ranthambore Tiger Reserve ©
Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
Ranthambore Fort ©
Ranthambore Fort

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the galleries of Taj Gallery, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then don't miss a visit to Agra Fort.

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

Drive from Ranthambore National Park to Agra in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lucknow.

Things to do in Agra

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

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Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Sri Radha Raman Bihari Ji Mandir and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lucknow trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Agra to Lucknow by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in January, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Lucknow

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph's Cathedral ©
St. Joseph's Cathedral
Sri Sri Radha Raman Bihari Ji Mandir ©
Sri Sri Radha Raman Bihari Ji Mandir

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Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahapratyangira Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhenupureeswarar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Airavatesvara Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Adi Kumbeswarar Temple. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarangapani Temple.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kumbakonam trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lucknow to Kumbakonam. Traveling from Lucknow in January, you will find days in Kumbakonam are somewhat warmer (88°F), and nights are warmer (69°F). On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple ©
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple
Sarangapani Temple ©
Sarangapani Temple

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Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the activities along Ganges River, admire the landmark architecture of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishalakshi Temple and then view the masterpieces at Ruchika Art Gallery.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Varanasi online visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kumbakonam to Varanasi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kumbakonam in January: highs in Varanasi hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Ruchika Art Gallery ©
Ruchika Art Gallery

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