12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Fly:  6​h
1
Udaipur
— 2 nights
2
Jaipur
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
3
Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the striking features of Jagmandir Isla. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Pichola, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Udaipur journey builder site .

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Udaipur is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in December, you will find days in Udaipur are little chillier (29°C), and nights are colder (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

4
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.
Nahargarh Fort has been added to your itinerary. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, explore the world behind art at Jitesh Arts, look for all kinds of wild species at Make Bike Trip, and see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jaipur trip app .

Getting from Udaipur to Jaipur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

3
nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Spend the 29th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rishabhadeva Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jaisalmer tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Jaipur to Jaisalmer in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 30th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then admire the striking features of Zenana Mahal, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and finally browse the exhibits of Ganesh Handicrafts. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Ghanta Ghar, steep yourself in history at Jaswant Thada, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Pal Balaji Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jodhpur trip planner .

Drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daytime highs in Jodhpur are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jodhpur

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

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