25 days in India Itinerary

25 days in India Itinerary

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New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly
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Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly
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New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly
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Chandigarh
— Few hours
Drive
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Shimla
— 16 nights

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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.
On the 16th (Wed), examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our New Delhi visit website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New Delhi. December in New Delhi sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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Jaisalmer

Golden City of India

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 17th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jaisalmer trip planning site.

You can fly from New Delhi to Jaisalmer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

2
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Jaipur

Pink City

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 20th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on Elefantastic, admire the landmark architecture of Amber Palace, then step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, and finally explore the world behind art at Pratap Celebrity Wax Museum Jaipur. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Jitesh Arts, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur, then admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and finally stop by Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jaipur day trip planner.

You can fly from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

1
night
Udaipur

Venice of the East

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 22nd (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the activities along Lake Pichola, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, then take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Gangaur Ghat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Sahelion Ki Bari, then contemplate the long history of Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagdish Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Udaipur visit planning website.

Getting from Jaipur to Udaipur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

1
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New Delhi

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi day trip planner.

Fly from Udaipur to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Chandigarh

City Beautiful

Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 24th (Thu), ponder the design of Musical Fountain.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Chandigarh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chandigarh, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Shimla.
Highlights from your trip

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Shimla

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Change things up with these side-trips from Shimla: Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi), Hatu Peak (in Narkanda) and Himalayan Nature Park (in Kufri). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Mall, deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Shimla journey maker.

Traveling by bus from Chandigarh to Shimla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.