14 days Rajasthan + Varanasi

#1 Jul 15th, 2014, 07:15
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Hi,

I'm going to north india 27/9 (Sat) - 11/10 (Sat), as the first day I'm arriving late, i don't count it a day. so i have 14 days for the trip.

i've came out a plan for rajasthan + varanasi, but can't seem decide yet. my focus is at jaisalmer and varanasi. as I'm first timer to north india i want to see taj mahal too.

Would this plan ok? anything else not to missed? or how should i amend the route to make it better?

D1: Arrive Delhi late around 10pm
D2: Del - Jodhpur @ overnite train
D3: Jodhpur
D4: Jodhpur - Jaisalmer @ overnite train
D5: Jaisalmer
D6: Jaisalmer
D7: Jaisalmer - Jaipur @ overnite train
D8: Jaipur
D9: Jaipur
D10: Jaipur - Agra @ morning train
D11: Agra - Varanasi @ overnite train
D12: Varanasi
D13: Varanasi
D14: Varanasi - Delhi @ overnite train
D15: Flight leaving Delhi late around 11pm

what i can't decide is Jaipur. should i spend 2 days here? or cut 1 day out for extra day in varanasi/delhi? or to skip it at all (as i saw some comments that jaipur can be skip)?

i guess i will have enough forts at jodhpur and jaisalmer. so for days in jaipur i shall be more interested to visit around bazaars for some shopping. (while my friends who not interested with shopping can continue on with forts )

Anyone knows about Jaipur shopping festival is there anything interesting worth a see during the festival?

Thanks.
#2 Jul 15th, 2014, 07:32
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There certainly are things to see in Jaipur, but, for me, if I had to take any time from your itinerary and shuffle it someplace else, I'd take it from Jaipur . . . and, being somewhat of a Varanasi lover, I'd send that extra day there. Use it in Varanasi or spend a day/ 1/2 day in Sarnath, pretty chill little place, just an hour by rickshaw from Varanasi.

Shopping Festival?!?! I think that's a daily festival
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#3 Jul 15th, 2014, 08:48
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I think your itinerary looks really good Tytan, it's a shame you couldn't squeeze Delhi in a bit more. Can't help with your Jaipur question though, but if it helps, Ineed September I'm doing 5 days in Jaipur and 4 in Varanasi, love both
#4 Jul 30th, 2014, 14:43
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2 days in Jaipur should suffice! There is a lot to see and a lot to shop around in Jaipur, the Bapu bazaar is the best. Your itinerary looks good enough and I agree that Sarnath is a beautiful little place near Varanasi that you can explore1
have a great trip
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You might think of lessening one day at Jaipur and giving it to Delhi,the basic sightseeing AND shopping is possible in 1 1/2 days in Jaipur(then again, I would have given two days each to Delhi AND Jaipur)
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Hey guys, thanks for advices. i think i shouldn't be a rush for my first visit to Jaipur, so i've made up my mind to stick to the plan

Now i come to another question, the train tickets has opened for booking, but i seem a bit late. The only train #14660 for Jaisalmer - Jaipur (my travel date is Oct-3, Friday) is selling like a hot cake, i'm now on waiting list up to WL10, in both AC3 & SL class. I'm not sure will us get through the list at the end of the day, or what can i do for an alternative now?

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