5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  3​h
1
Jaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Dehradun
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
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 1st (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and then step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then admire the striking features of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally stop by Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur trip itinerary site .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Jaipur is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Jaipur when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind ©
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind

1
night
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): get outside with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then see the interesting displays at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jodhpur route planner .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Jodhpur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Dehradun.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Adventure Tours
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Zipline

1
night
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
On the 4th (Mon), gain insight at Forest Research Institute, gain insight at Indian Military Academy, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Buddhist Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Parkasheshwar Mahadev Mandir, and finally make a trip to Mahasu Devta Mandir.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dehradun trip app .

You can fly from Jodhpur to Dehradun in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Dehradun

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mahasu Devta Mandir
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Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Forest Research Institute ©
Forest Research Institute

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and then make a trip to India Gate.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Dehradun to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

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