11 days in Varanasi & Mathura Itinerary

11 days in Varanasi & Mathura Itinerary

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11 days in Varanasi & Mathura Itinerary

Mathura
Fly:  6​h
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
Mathura
— 8 nights
Mathura

2
days
Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Vishwanath Temple, explore the activities along Ganges River, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, look for gifts at The Bed Silk & Pashmina, make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vishalakshi Temple, then pause for some photo ops at Dhamek Stupa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarnath.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Varanasi vacation trip planner.

Mathura to Varanasi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Mathura.

Things to do in Varanasi

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New Vishwanath Temple
Walking tours
Ganges River

9
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Mathura

Split by the sacred Yamuna River, Mathura's claim to fame is being the birthplace of Krishna, the widely revered Hindu god.
Explore hidden gems such as Deeg Palace and Birbal Bhavan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mathura: Bharatpur (Keoladeo National Park, Government Museum Bharatpur, & more), Fatehpur Sikri (Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri, Lower Haramsara, & more) and Vrindavan (The Sacred Lake Kusum Sarovar, Madan Mohan Temple, & more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Krishna Janma Bhoomi Mandir, get lost in a book at Maulana Azad Library, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Govardhan Hill, and contemplate the waterfront views at Radha Kund.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mathura vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Varanasi to Mathura. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fatehpur Sikri, Vrindavan, Bharatpur, Maulana Azad Library, Deeg Palace
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Jama Masjid
Deeg Palace
Keoladeo National Park

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