Namaste, I need help in arranging a 10 day (somewhat rushed) first time Indian itinerary. We are flexible with the order to see what we need to see. Arriving into DEL (with a possible free JetAirways connection, we were thinking to do the following:
Flying out of BOM (Mumbai).
We intend to arrive in DEL on 11March 2014. Two days in VNS then by train to Agra (1 day). I am aware that TajMahal is closed on Fridays which could complicate things a bit. Further train to Jaipur to "experience" Holi. My question is whether we could squeeze Amritsar into this itinerary for a single day and whether it would be worth the extra travel time and expense for a single day visit. Our flight from BOM leaves around 06:00 on Friday 21 March 2014. Could one of you local experts give advice as to the feasibility of such a plan, and whether it makes sense to go to Amritsar first from DEL then on to Jaipur for Holi and whether there would be enough time to visit Agra and Varanasi (2 must sees) before going to BOM for the flight out? We want to travel by train as much as possible but could manage a flight or 2 within India on a low cost carrier (SpiceJet or JetConnect/JetAir). I thank you all for any advice you can give to us first-timers to India.