12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Shimla
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Udaipur
— Few hours
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Jodhpur
— 1 night
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h
5
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
7
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Shimla

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Amber Fort and then admire the striking features of Jal Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, admire the striking features of Diwan-e-Khas Hall of Private Audience, then admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and finally make a trip to Jagat Shiromani Ji Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur tour itinerary website .

Shimla to Jaipur is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in Jaipur are 48°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Childrens Museums
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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hours
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 27th (Sun), explore the activities along Lake Pichola and then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Udaipur online visit planner .

Getting from Jaipur to Udaipur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in May, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Udaipur

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, enjoy the sand and surf at Chowpatty Beach, then admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Carpet Wax Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, and then take a memorable drive along Marine Drive.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Udaipur to Mumbai in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Udaipur in May, you will find days in Mumbai are little chillier (39°C), and nights are about the same (31°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Mumbai

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Historic Sites
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Food Tours
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

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.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jodhpur itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Jodhpur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Mumbai in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Jodhpur, with highs around 48°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Jodhpur

#Historic Sites
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): admire the striking features of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, then admire the striking features of Agra Fort, and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Jodhpur to Agra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Agra sees daily highs of 48°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

#Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

2
nights
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 1st (Fri): admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lodi Gardens. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at India Gate, then steep yourself in history at Humayun's Tomb, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Swaminarayan Akshardham.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read New Delhi trip planner .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in New Delhi sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Manali.

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
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, fun & games, winter sports, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, explore the activities along Bhrigu Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nala, and admire the engineering at Pandoh Dam.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Manali takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Manali

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Bhrigu Lake ©
Bhrigu Lake

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