25 days in India Itinerary

25 days in India Itinerary

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25 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Agra
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Jaipur
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Pushkar
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Udaipur
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
8
Varanasi
— 3 nights
train:  12​h 30​min
9
New Delhi
— 7 nights
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, then admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate the long history of India Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, and then make a trip to Taj Mahal.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Agra trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Agra, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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.
To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur day trip site .

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Jaipur sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pushkar.

Things to do in Jaipur

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

1
day
Pushkar

Pushkar ©
Immerse yourself in Hindu holy sites in one of the oldest cities in India, Pushkar--where even the camels wear jewels.
On the 11th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then get your game on at Xcapade Adventures.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pushkar day trip website .

Getting from Jaipur to Pushkar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Udaipur.

Things to do in Pushkar

Fun & Games Wildlife Tours
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Xcapade Adventures ©
Xcapade Adventures
Safaris

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Udaipur to Sadri to see Ranakpur Jain Temple about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of City Palace of Udaipur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the natural beauty at Sahelion Ki Bari.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Udaipur day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Pushkar to Udaipur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Udaipur sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Ranakpur Jain Temple
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ranakpur Jain Temple ©
Ranakpur Jain Temple

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 16th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then steep yourself in history at Jaswant Thada.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Jodhpur trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll set off for Jaisalmer on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Jaswant Thada ©
Jaswant Thada

2
nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Desert Art Gallery and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Jaisalmer holiday planner .

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 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort
Antique Shop Jaisalmer ©
Antique Shop Jaisalmer

3
nights
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.
Varanasi is known for historic sites, nature, shopping, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarnath, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Varanasi trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Jaisalmer to Varanasi by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November in Varanasi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Spas & Wellness

7
nights
New Delhi

Change things up with a short trip to DLF Cyber Hub in Gurugram (Gurgaon) (about 36 minutes away). Spend the 30th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Explore New Delhi further: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at National Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the striking features of Jama Masjid.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi route maker .

Fly from Varanasi to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Varanasi in November since evenings lows in New Delhi dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

DLF Cyber Hub
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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