13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Agra
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Mathura
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Lucknow
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
New Delhi

3
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.
Shop till you drop at The Bed Silk & Pashmina and Varanasi Remembrances. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sarnath and Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath). Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banaras Ghats, don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, and appreciate the history behind Dhamek Stupa.

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New Delhi to Varanasi is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Agra.

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Sarnath
Banaras Ghats

5
days
Agra

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Visit Agra Fort and Taj Mahal for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mughal Carpet and Subhash Emporium. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Ratan Handicrafts, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, and contemplate the long history of Tomb of Mariam Zamani.

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Fly from Varanasi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Agra, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mathura.

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Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Shah Burj

2
days
Mathura

Split by the sacred Yamuna River, Mathura's claim to fame is being the birthplace of Krishna, the widely revered Hindu god.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Vrindavan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banke Bihari Temple, then make a trip to Sneh Bihari Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Janmasthan. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Government Museum Mathura, then take in the awesome beauty at Govardhan Hill, then don't miss a visit to Sri Radha Raman Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Krishna Janma Bhoomi Mandir.

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Drive from Agra to Mathura in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lucknow.

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Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
ISKCON Vrindavan
Banke Bihari Temple

3
days
Lucknow

A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
Lucknow is known for historic sites, parks, museums, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Hazratganj, admire the striking features of Dilkusha Kothi Palace, view the masterpieces at Hussainabad Picture Gallery, and stroll through Janeshwar Mishra Park.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Mathura to Lucknow. In November, daytime highs in Lucknow are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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Dr. Ambedkar Park
Hazratganj
Bara Imambara

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