Varanasi + Rajasthan in 9 days

#1 Oct 12th, 2009, 12:45
Join Date:
Oct 2009
Los Angeles
  • AngelinoIndian is offline
I just secured ten unexpected vacation days and plan to leave this upcoming Saturday for my first and a very spontaneous trip to India! I tried to squeeze in Jaiselmer but realized the distance would cripple me and that a camel ride in Pushkar might also give me a tiny taste of what I'd be missing? has been instrumental in my hurried planning, so thank you all. Sincerely. If anyone feels like reviewing my intended itinerary for feasibility, or suggest changes, I'm TOTALLY open to ideas and would love feedback. I put in two intra-India plane flights to save on time but have not purchased flights yet so my itinerary is still fluid. I realize full well that I will be sprinting through the country rather than smelling the roses but with such limited time... Again, many thanks.

Sunday nite - arrive Delhi 8:30PM, sleep at airport hotel
Monday at noon - fly to Varanassi
Tuesday - Varanassi
Wednesday night - overnight train (4863 or 4864) to Agra (**do I need 2.5 days in Varanassi or should I shave one off and save for a random Rajasthan day trip??)
Thurs - arrive at dawn in Agra. See taj mahal. Take train 2965 to from Agra Fort to Jaipur at 17:35, arrive 22:20.
Friday - Jaipur
Saturday - Hire a cab from Jaipur to Pushkar (2 hrs). Go for a sunset camel ride.
Sunday - Hire a cab / take a bus from Pushkar (hopefully doable??) to Udaipur (4 hrs), as there are no direct trains, arrive Udaipur afternoon
Monday - Udaipur
Tuesday - fly from Udaipur to Delhi, arriving 4:40PM. kill time (maybe go into Delhi if easy???) until 12AM flight back to USA.
#2 Oct 12th, 2009, 12:59
Join Date:
Mar 2007
  • Aishah is offline
Angelino - I have moved your thread into the India Travel Itinerary Advice as you can see.

Your full day in Agra should enable you to see most sights including Fatehpur Sikri if you hire some transport to get there.

I would suggest you hire a car in Jaipur all the way through to Udaipur, the reason being you can get around and see more with your own car in a shorter length of time. You would need to pay the return cost back to Jaipur for the car.
Every cloud has a silver lining!
#3 Oct 12th, 2009, 14:58
Join Date:
Jul 2005
  • vonkla is offline
You must look careful to the trains between Varanasi and Agra for the day you want to travel.
As you can see on many of them have already a wait list.
#4 Oct 12th, 2009, 17:31
Join Date:
Sep 2001
  • steven_ber is offline

There is availablity in 2-tier air con and 3-tier air con on train 4853 for the 21st, but it's on the Foreigh Tourist quota and you can only book these tickets in India.

Go to New Delhi train station when you get to Delhi and look for the foreign tourist reservation office, it's on the first floor above the main entrance, don't listen to any tout who tries to tell you it's moved or closed down.


Ajmer is the closest train station to Pushkar, it something like 25kms away.

The following train is worth considering as it has a chance of being late (starts from Kolkatta) and it terminates at Ajmer, it has availability in 3-tier air con for the 22nd.

Train 2985, Agra Fort 20.10, Ajmer 03.50


There are trains from Ajmer to Udaipur, the following 2 may interest you.

Train 2992, Ajmer 15.55, Udaipur 21.20 (availability in air con chair car for 25th)

Train 2965, Ajmer 00:50, Udaipur 06:10 (availability in non air con Sleeper Class for 25th)

Similar Threads

Title, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views Forum
Yoga - Varanasi or Rajasthan - 2 or 3 days Jul 2nd, 2010 22:22 13 4812 Yoga in India
Varanasi-Agra-Rajasthan 14 days - Any tips? Jul 2nd, 2009 10:59 9 1459 Rajasthan
Rajasthan and Varanasi in 14 days Feb 12th, 2009 09:14 10 2796 India Travel Itinerary Advice
Rajasthan + Varanasi in18 days? Jul 17th, 2008 01:59 9 3432 Rajasthan
20 Days in Rajasthan (and Varanasi)...what do you think? May 26th, 2008 00:22 8 1776 India Travel Itinerary Advice

Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Forum Rules»
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
© 2018
Page Load Success