12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Jaipur
— 3 nights
3
Ajmer
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Agra
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
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.
On the 19th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, steep yourself in history at India Gate, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and finally hunt for treasures at Dilli Haat. On the next day, look for gifts at Craft House, then explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and then take in nature's colorful creations at Swaminarayan Akshardham.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi travel itinerary creator.

Sydney, Australia to New Delhi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Sydney to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. In December, New Delhi is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

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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.
Let the collections at City Palace of Jaipur and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur capture your imagination. Head to Heritage Textiles & Handicrafts and New Maharaja Gem Palacefor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Amber Fort, stop by The Gem Palace, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Neerja International Inc..

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ajmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

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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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night
Ajmer

Ajmer ©
Although usually visited on a day trip from the nearby Pushkar, the lively, often chaotic city of Ajmer has its share of sights.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ajmer travel planner.

You can drive from Jaipur to Ajmer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Ajmer

Historic Sites
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Dargah Shariff ©
Dargah Shariff
Digamber Jain Temple ©
Digamber Jain Temple

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra Fort and Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Mughal Carpet and Subhash Emporiumfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Agra with a short trip to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal and stop by Gem Jewellery and Handicraft Gallery.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the Agra trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ajmer to Agra in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

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Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

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