18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly + taxi:  16​h
1
Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
Goa
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Udaipur
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Agra
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
6
Leh
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Prague

2
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 Desert Culture Centre & Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli and Shree Baba Ramdev Temple. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort, stop by Hari Om Jewellers, explore the historical opulence of Mandir Palace, and make a trip to Tilon Ki Pol.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaisalmer trip planner.

Prague, Czech Republic to Jaisalmer is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Prague to Jaisalmer. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort
Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli ©
Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli

2
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Visit Reis Magos Fort and Shanta Durga Temple for their historical value. Visit Betalbatim Beach and Arossim Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cansaulim Beach, get your game on at Milsim Goa Paintball, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangeshi Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Francis of Assissi.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Goa route planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Jaisalmer to Goa in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Goa can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Arossim Beach ©
Arossim Beach
Betalbatim Beach ©
Betalbatim Beach
Cansaulim Beach ©
Cansaulim Beach

1
night
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 2nd (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, then view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bada Mahal. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, and then take an in-depth tour of Maharana Pratap Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Udaipur trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Goa to Udaipur takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Goa, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Udaipur, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Spas
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Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art

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.
On the 4th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, and then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Rusirani Village, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moti Dungari Temple, then look for gifts at Satyam Silver, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jaipur trip planner .

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Moti Dungari Temple ©
Moti Dungari Temple
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity and Mata Vaishno Devi Dham. Get some historical perspective at Agra Fort and Tomb of Akbar the Great. Get out of town with these interesting Agra side-trips: Vrindavan (Radha Damodar Temple, Madan Mohan Temple, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, contemplate the long history of Maryamuzzamani Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stop by Taj Gallery.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Agra road trip planner.

Drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Jaipur in January, you will find days in Agra are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Spas Shopping

Side Trips

Vrindavan, Maryamuzzamani Palace, Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Akbar the Great ©
Tomb of Akbar the Great
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal ©
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal

4
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Get some historical perspective at Hemis Monastery and Takthok Monastery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Alchi Monastary and Spituk Monastery. Step out of Leh to go to Hemis and see Kloster Hemis, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa, contemplate the long history of Basgo gompa, and admire the striking features of Stakna Monastery.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Leh attractions website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hemis, Alchi Monastary, Konigspalast von Shey, Takthok Monastery
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Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa

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