Hectic North India itinerary

#1 Nov 5th, 2015, 07:58
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Hello all!

After two longish solo trips to India, it turns out that next summer, I will be doing a short trip, with a friend who has never been (and has tasked me with the itinerary, saying they'll love it, no matter what). Said friend only has two weeks, though. She would be particularly interested in pilgrimage places and rituals. I tried to ensure that we wouldn't be traveling lots of long distances during the day and losing actual tourism time.

I know it's very early to be planning, but planning is fun! Feedback would be most welcome, esp in regards to Shekwati and that trip to Amritsar (Which maybe can be the first thing instead of the last?)

6/30--arrive in Delhi at 4:30 AM. Do a bit of shopping, visit Jamma Masjid, the Qawwali singers, eat dinner at Karim's. (Will extend invite to Indiamikers closer to the date). Red Fort? Lodi Gardens? Chandni Chowk, def. We'll be wanting to soak up as much Ramadan flavor as possible.
7/1--overnight train to Varanasi.
7/2 Varanasi
7/3 Varanasi
7/4 Varanasi
7/5 Overnight train to Agra
7/5 day visit to Taj Mahal
7/5 PM train to Jaipur
7/6 Jaipur
7/7 Jaipur
7/8 Car to Mandawa (Shekhawati)
7/8 tour Shekhawati--car?
7/9--somehow get to Delhi
7/10 Shatabdi to Amritsar
7/11--Shatabdi to Delhi

7/12 friend flies out of Delhi, and I amuse myself (Tamil Nadu? Nepal? Sri Lanka?) for another 4-5 weeks

frances
#2 Nov 5th, 2015, 17:22
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Originally Posted by francesb View Post I know it's very early to be planning, but planning is fun! Feedback would be most welcome, esp in regards to Shekwati and that trip to Amritsar
End your Shekhawati part in Hisar.
From there are some direct trains to Amritsar.
#3 Nov 5th, 2015, 17:25
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You may have a look at this old post of mine regarding what to do in Jaipur over two days - http://www.indiamike.com/india/jaipu...4/#post1423446
#4 Nov 5th, 2015, 18:40
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Vonkla, thanks! That overnight train will give us two more days to play with. That's hugely useful (that train only runs 1x/week, and conveniently aligns with our travel plans.

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