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N. India itinerary feedback

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It’s a bit of a late start but I’m hoping to get to India in late Jan/early Feb 2015 and would love to get some feedback. I’ve read so many of your trip reports and planning posts which were incredibly helpful, as always. I was in Mumbai on business several years ago so this will not be my first trip to India but it will be for my 71yo DH . Varanasi and the Taj Mahal are at the top of my MUST DO VERY SOON list. DH has been reluctant to go to India so I’ve promised great hotels and I’m trying to minimize rough traveling, I know that’s not easy. I don’t feel the need to visit every place in Rajastan, we travel more slowly now. Here’s what I’ve sketched out and I welcome comments:

Day 1:Arrive Delhi.
Day 2: Spend one full day getting adjusted and sightseeing in Delhi
Day 3: Fly to Varanasi.
Day 4: Varanasi
Day 5: Varanasi
Day 5: Fly to Agra (if possible, there are direct flights 3 times per week). Overnight. Alternative if we can’t arrange a flight to Agra - - Fly back to DEL and drive to Agra.
Day 6: Maybe another night in Agra, depending on flight or drive arrangements.
Days 7-12/13: Udaipur (at least 3 nights) and either Jaipur or Jodhpur (only one of these, I try to stay 3 nights in one place). Order doesn’t matter.
Last day: Fly back to Delhi, then flight home. May have to do another overnight in DEL.

I’m wondering if it will be easier to do the Taj on a day trip from Delhi, given the new expressway. It would cut down on one hotel change - - how “magical” is it to stay at the Oberoi Amarvilas and go from there? We would probably not do anything else in Agra other than going to the Taj Mahal.

I'm also ambivalent about Varanasi first or last - - is there consensus on this?

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