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 Jaisalmer Fort. Explore hidden gems such as Desert Culture Centre & Museum and Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kuldhara Abandoned Village, step into the grandiose world of Mandir Palace, look for gifts at Hari Om Jewellers, 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 17-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, 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 Palacio do Deao for their historical value. Visit Betalbatim Beach and Cansaulim Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Francis of Assissi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangeshi Temple, practice your aim at Milsim Goa Paintball, and kick back and relax at Arossim Beach.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Goa online route maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Jaisalmer to Goa takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December in Goa, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Rusirani Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Moti Dungari Temple, then stop by Satyam Silver, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham Temple.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Jaipur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Jaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. 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 Radha Damodar Temple. Get some historical perspective at Agra Fort and Tomb of Akbar the Great. Get out of town with these interesting Agra side-trips: Vrindavan (Madan Mohan Temple, Govinda Dev ji, &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 Museums

Side Trips

Vrindavan, Tomb of Akbar the Great, Maryamuzzamani Palace
Highlights from your plan
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 Konigspalast von Shey. Discover out-of-the-way places like Alchi Monastary and Likir Gompa. Explore Leh's surroundings by going to Takthok Monastery (in Sakti) and Kloster Hemis (in Hemis). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery, delve into the distant past at Basgo gompa, and admire the landmark architecture of Stakna Monastery.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Leh trip builder.

Getting from Agra to Leh by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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