12 days in Varanasi & Mathura Itinerary

12 days in Varanasi & Mathura Itinerary

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12 days in Varanasi & Mathura Itinerary

Mathura
Fly:  6​h
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
Mathura
— 9 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of New Vishwanath Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, stop by The Bed Silk & Pashmina, make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishalakshi Temple, then appreciate the history behind Dhamek Stupa, and finally make a trip to Sarnath.

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

Things to do in Varanasi

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New Vishwanath Temple
Ganges River
Walking tours

10
days
Mathura

Split by the sacred Yamuna River, Mathura's claim to fame is being the birthplace of Krishna, the widely revered Hindu god.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Deeg Palace and Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mathura: Bharatpur (Rope Castle Adventure Park, Ganga Maharani Temple, & more), Fatehpur Sikri (Lower Haramsara, Khwabgah, & more) and Vrindavan (The Sacred Lake Kusum Sarovar, Madan Mohan Temple, & more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Krishna Janma Bhoomi Mandir, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Govardhan Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rangji Temple, and browse the collection at Maulana Azad Library.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Varanasi to Mathura. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mathura

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fatehpur Sikri, Vrindavan, Bharatpur, Maulana Azad Library, Deeg Palace
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Birbal Bhavan
Deeg Palace
Lotus Throne

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