If you have 3 weeks to spend in India and want to immerse yourself in its culture, historic sites, and food, then I recommend travelling around the province of Rajasthan. In my opinion, Rajasthan is the heart beat of India and promises to give you an authentic ‘India’ experience.
My suggested calling points on your trip are listed below. I recommend you spend at last 3 days in each place in order to settle in and cover the major sites.
Delhi was the first stop on our trip to India in 2012 and it certainly taught us alot of lessons for the rest of our trip through India. Delhi is a dirty city and gets a lot of bad press, but it is still full of great sites to explore – it would be a mistake to overlook this city. Read my guide to Delhi here.
Due to being scammed in Delhi (and missing our train to Jaisalmer) we didn’t get to travel to this beautiful city. Everyone we met in India asked us ‘have you been to Jaisalmer?’ – make sure you get to see this amazing sandy city.
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Jodhpur was probably my most favourite city in India. Mehrangarh Fort what can I say? Read my guide to the city here.
There is definitely something romantic about Udaipur. Picture a row boat tour with your partner around the lake, or maybe just sitting at the banks of the lake and watching the sunset. Perfect. Read my guide to Udaipur here.
There are what seems like a million things to see in Jaipur – and its difficult to pick a favourite. The monkey temple was a little scary – waiting for one to jump on me and give me rabies, and the view from Nahargarh Fort was simply breathtaking. Read my guide to Jaipur here.
Believe it when they say get in and out of Agra as quick as you can – the Taj Mahal is amazing but the city of Agra is a little thin on the sights. Read my guide to Agra here.
Varanasi is a magical place and I loved watching the nightly ceremony next to the River Ganges – I also wish that we’d pay for a longer boat ride along the Ganges (and a faster rower!) Read my guide to Varanasi here.