21 days in New Delhi & Rajasthan Itinerary

21 days in New Delhi & Rajasthan Itinerary

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21 days in New Delhi & Rajasthan Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  12​h
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
2
Udaipur
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Pushkar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Bikaner
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Jaipur
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Athens

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.
Humayun's Tomb and Akshardham will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hauz Khas Village and Gandhi Smriti. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church, and contemplate the long history of India Gate.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read New Delhi travel planning tool .

Athens, Greece to New Delhi is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Athens to New Delhi, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Athens in December: highs in New Delhi hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village
Raj Ghat ©
Raj Ghat

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Udaipur

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ekling Ji Temple and Sas-Bahu Temple Tour. Get some cultural insight at City Palace of Udaipur and Vintage Collection of Classic Cars Museum. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by Gothwal Art, admire the landmark architecture of Jagmandir Isla, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ShreenathJi Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Udaipur trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from New Delhi to Udaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Udaipur, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Shahastrabahu Temple
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Shahastrabahu Temple ©
Shahastrabahu Temple
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple
ShreenathJi Temple ©
ShreenathJi 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 10th (Mon), look for gifts at Ganesh Handicrafts, contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then look for gifts at Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES). Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jodhpur trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Udaipur to Jodhpur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Jodhpur are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pushkar.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Zipline
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts

1
night
Pushkar

Immerse yourself in Hindu holy sites in one of the oldest cities in India, Pushkar--where even the camels wear jewels.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Brahma Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Savitri Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Shiva cloth store.

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You can drive from Jodhpur to Pushkar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bikaner.

Things to do in Pushkar

Spas Shopping Historic Sites
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Spas & Wellness
Savitri Temple ©
Savitri Temple
Brahma Temple ©
Brahma Temple

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Bikaner

Bikaner ©
A desert outpost, a city of palaces, and a tourist town: Bikaner has been seen as many things by many people.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Bhandasar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Karni Mata Temple, then experience rural life at National Research Centre on Camel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiv Bari Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Gajner Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Laxminath Temple, then contemplate the long history of Junagarh Fort, and finally steep yourself in history at Lalgarh Palace and Museum.

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You can drive from Pushkar to Bikaner in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Bikaner

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Karni Mata Temple
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Jain Temple Bhandasar ©
Jain Temple Bhandasar
Karni Mata Temple ©
Karni Mata Temple
Lalgarh Palace and Museum ©
Lalgarh Palace and Museum

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nights
Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Get a sense of the local culture at Jain Temples and Jaisalmer War Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sam Sand Dunes and Hari Om Jewellers. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kuldhara Abandoned Village, stop by Vijay Leather Works, admire the landmark architecture of Patwaon-Ki-Haveli, and make a trip to Bada Bagh.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Jaisalmer day trip planning site .

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Bikaner to Jaisalmer in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sam Sand Dunes
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Jaisalmer War Museum ©
Jaisalmer War Museum
Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples
Kuldhara Abandoned Village ©
Kuldhara Abandoned Village

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Amber Palace and Govind Dev Ji Temple. Explore hidden gems such as Spas & Wellness and Nahargarh Fort. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, wander the streets of Rusirani Village, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur travel planner .

Getting from Jaisalmer to Jaipur by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Jaipur sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Elefriend ©
Elefriend

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