8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Jodhpur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wagah as well as Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Wagah, and finally stop by India House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Akal Takht, and then examine the collection at Virasat-e-Khlasa.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Amritsar holiday planner .

New Delhi to Amritsar is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. October in Amritsar sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Amritsar

Nightlife Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Virasat-e-Khlasa
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Wagah ©
Wagah
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

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.
You'll explore and learn at City Palace of Jaipur and Jitesh Arts. Head to New Maharaja Gem Palace and Gyan Museumfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, brush up on your military savvy at Nahargarh Fort, look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, and view the masterpieces at Jewels Lake Palace , Jaipur.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur itinerary builder site .

Fly from Amritsar to Jaipur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amritsar in October, expect Jaipur to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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.
On the 11th (Fri), browse for treasures at Ganesh Handicrafts, steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Jodhpur trip builder tool .

Getting from Jaipur to Jodhpur by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. October in Jodhpur sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts

2
nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for gifts at Desert Art Gallery, then brush up on your military savvy at Jaisalmer War Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaisalmer online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer War Museum ©
Jaisalmer War Museum

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