12 days in Rajasthan Itinerary

12 days in Rajasthan Itinerary

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12 days in Rajasthan Itinerary

Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Udaipur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Mount Abu
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Ajmer
— 2 nights
train + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Fort, and then look for gifts at Royal Spices And Tea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors).

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur sightseeing planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Jaipur is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Jaipur, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

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Amber Fort ©
Amber Fort
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
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City Palace of Jaipur

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, and then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Monsoon Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Fatehsagar Udaipur, then admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Maidens (Sahelion Ki Bari), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eklingji Temple.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Udaipur trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Udaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ranakpur.

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Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Fatehsagar Udaipur ©
Lake Fatehsagar Udaipur

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Mount Abu

Mount Abu ©
A favorite place among locals to cool off and see some greenery, Mount Abu represents Rajasthan's only hill station.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Nakki Lake, then make a trip to Guru Shikhar, and then contemplate the long history of Dilwara Jain Temples.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Abu travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Udaipur to Mount Abu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jaisalmer.

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Mount Abu ©
Mount Abu
Dilwara Jain Temples ©
Dilwara Jain Temples
Guru Shikhar ©
Guru Shikhar

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Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaisalmer vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Mount Abu to Jaisalmer takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Jodhpur.

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2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): look for gifts at Rathore Spices, steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then stop by Ganesh Handicrafts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, pause for some photo ops at Jaswant Thada, look for gifts at Via Jodhpur, then don't miss a visit to Clock Tower, then stop by Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES), and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Blue Bohemian.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read our Jodhpur travel planner.

You can drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ajmer.

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Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES) ©
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate the waterfront views at Pushkar Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Brahma Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dargah Shariff AJMER.

To find reviews and tourist information, read Ajmer sightseeing planner.

Getting from Jodhpur to Ajmer by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Pushkar Lake ©
Pushkar Lake
Dargah Shariff AJMER
Dargah Shariff AJMER
Anasagar Lake ©
Anasagar Lake

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