12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Lucknow
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Mathura
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
Vrindavan
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Haridwar
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
days
Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
On the 7th (Thu), examine the collection at The Residency, then contemplate the long history of Rumi Darwaza, then wander the streets of Hazratganj, and finally stroll through Dr. Ambedkar Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sri Radha Raman Bihari Ji Mandir, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden, appreciate the history behind Bara Imambara, then don't miss a visit to Chowk, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chhota Imambara.

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New Delhi to Lucknow is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Lucknow can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Varanasi.

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Dr. Ambedkar Park ©
Dr. Ambedkar Park
Bara Imambara ©
Bara Imambara
Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj

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 9th (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Sarnath, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Annapurna Devi Mandir, then admire the landmark architecture of Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), and finally make a trip to Banaras Ghats.

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You can drive from Lucknow to Varanasi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. February in Varanasi sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Varanasi.

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Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Dasaswamedh Ghat ©
Dasaswamedh Ghat

2
days
Varanasi

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Sarnath and then admire the striking features of Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath). Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, then make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Varanasi itinerary planner.

Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Agra.

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Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Dasaswamedh Ghat ©
Dasaswamedh Ghat

1
day
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 13th (Wed), stroll through Mehtab Bagh, admire the striking features of Agra Fort, and then contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra day trip website .

Getting from Varanasi to Agra by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Varanasi in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 12°C in Agra. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mathura.

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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Mehtab Bagh ©
Mehtab Bagh

few
hours
Mathura

Mathura ©
Split by the sacred Yamuna River, Mathura's claim to fame is being the birthplace of Krishna, the widely revered Hindu god.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Govardhan Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krishna Janma Bhoomi Mandir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Janmasthan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dwarkadhish Temple.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mathura trip planning app .

You can drive from Agra to Mathura in 1.5 hours. February in Mathura sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vrindavan.

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Sri Krishna Janmasthan ©
Sri Krishna Janmasthan
Govardhan Hill ©
Govardhan Hill

1
day
Vrindavan

Vrindavan ©
The holy town of Vrindavan marks the place where the Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banke Bihari Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Radha Damodar Temple, admire the natural beauty at Seva Kunj, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Vrindavan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vrindavan online road trip planner .

Vrindavan is very close to Mathura. In February, daytime highs in Vrindavan are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Haridwar.

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Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan
Banke Bihari Temple ©
Banke Bihari Temple

2
days
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 16th (Sat), snap pictures at Ram Jhula, snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Swami Vivekanand Park, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then look for gifts at Cooking Masala, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Haridwar road trip tool .

You can drive from Vrindavan to Haridwar in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Haridwar

#Adventure, #Outdoors, #Tours

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Rishikesh
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Lakshman Jhula ©
Lakshman Jhula
River Rafting & Tubing
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

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