6 days in Varanasi, Allahabad & Lucknow Itinerary

6 days in Varanasi, Allahabad & Lucknow Itinerary

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6 days in Varanasi, Allahabad & Lucknow Itinerary

Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  2​h
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Allahabad
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Lucknow
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Varanasi

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 18th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Banaras Ghats, then explore the activities along Ganges River, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, and then don't miss a visit to Sarnath.

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London, UK to Varanasi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from London to Varanasi due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Allahabad.

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Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Ganges River ©
Ganges River
Walking tours

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Allahabad

Allahabad ©
Rising from the meeting point of three of India's holiest rivers, Allahabad has a long and colorful history.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the striking features of Anand Bhavan, then take in the views from New Yamuna Bridge, then make a trip to Yamuna Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Triveni Sangam Allahabad.

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Getting from Varanasi to Allahabad by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Lucknow.

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Anand Bhavan ©
Anand Bhavan
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Triveni Sangam Allahabad
Yamuna Bridge ©
Yamuna Bridge

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Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Roomi Darwaza, then appreciate the history behind Bara Imambara, then take in the exciting artwork at Hussainabad Picture Gallery, and finally examine the collection at The Residency.

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Traveling by car from Allahabad to Lucknow takes 4 hours. In December in Lucknow, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Roomi Darwaza ©
Roomi Darwaza
Bara Imambara ©
Bara Imambara
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Hazratganj

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