How best to spend 10 days Rajasthan Itinerary - Dec 2010

#1 Oct 4th, 2010, 19:18
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Hi

I'm planning my first trip to India - I've been doing lots of research (this website has been a great help!) and i think I may have an itinerary.

There is 3 of us travelling into Delhi on 12th Dec, we are around the late 20's age group. We are into temples, history, markets and possibly doing the camel trek.

Here is a draft itinerary - I'd be grateful for any feedback on the list of places. I understand that Rajasthan is still quiet a large area to explore so I'm willing to cut down on places or extend number of days as I know I'll be back at some stage!

My questions are:
1. If this is too much for 10 days what would you recommend? I'd rather spend the time in a few places than seeing india from a train window but I've heard such lovely reports about jaisalmer and Udaipur. I've heard the Golden Triangle is nice also but I've my heart set on some of Rajasthan
2. We were going to train it between the places (i haven't fully looked into this yet)- would this be the best mode of transport
3. If we were to start from Jaisalmer rather than Jaipur would it make any difference i.e. as in doing the long trip first

So our itinerary is looking like this at the moment:
12th Dec Delhi
Jaipur 1 day
Udaipur 2 day
Jodhpur 2 day
Jaisalmer 3 days
23rd Dec Delhi to Bangok

I hope the above all makes sense. I've been reading all the itineries on this website which have been great but I just need a little bit of advice of how much sense does my itinerary make.

Thanks for any suggestions!
#2 Oct 6th, 2010, 02:45
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Better to spend 2 days in Jaipur and 1 in Jodhpur. You only need 3 days in Jaisalmer if you are going camel trekking (highly recommended) otherwise 1 is enough. Go by night train where possible, to save travelling time. You can get a sleeper-coach (ie on the road) from Udaipur to Delhi, if needed.

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If this is the one time in India, do throw in the Taj Mahal in Agra. Best sight in the world!

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