9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Ahmedabad
Fly:  3​h
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Mathura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Agra
— 1 night
+3
train + subway + Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Dehradun
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Rishikesh
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
Ahmedabad

2
days
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
On the 13th (Tue), look and learn at Jantar Mantar, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate the long history of India Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar and then find something for the whole family at Worlds of Wonder.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi tour planner .

Ahmedabad to New Delhi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Ahmedabad in November, with highs in New Delhi at 33°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mathura.

Things to do in New Delhi

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

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Worlds of Wonder
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Worlds of Wonder ©
Worlds of Wonder
Jantar Mantar ©
Jantar Mantar

1
day
Mathura

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 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Vrindavan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banke Bihari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Janmasthan, and finally make a trip to Krishna Janma Bhoomi Mandir.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mathura online vacation planner .

You can drive from New Delhi to Mathura in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Mathura can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Mathura

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
day
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 16th (Fri), admire the striking features of Tomb of Akbar the Great, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dayal Bagh, then make a trip to Agra Fort, and finally admire the striking features of Taj Mahal.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Agra trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mathura to Agra takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Agra

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Dayal Bagh ©
Dayal Bagh
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

1
day
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
On the 17th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gun Hill, explore the striking landscape at The Camel Rock, make a trip to Lal Tibba, then look for gifts at Hamers, and finally stroll through Company Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mussoorie day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Agra to Mussoorie takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Dehradun.

Things to do in Mussoorie

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Company Garden ©
Company Garden
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba
Gun Hill ©
Gun Hill

1
day
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the activities along Sahastradhara, then contemplate the waterfront views at Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tapkeshwar Temple, and finally admire all the interesting features of Forest Research Institute.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dehradun attractions planner .

You can drive from Mussoorie to Dehradun in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Dehradun

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

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Dehradun District
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Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani ©
Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani
Forest Research Institute ©
Forest Research Institute
Sahastradhara ©
Sahastradhara

1
day
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mansa Devi Temple, then make a trip to Shanti Kunj Gayatri Parivar Haridwar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Daksheshwar Mahadev, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandi Devi Temple.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Haridwar online route planner .

Traveling by car from Dehradun to Haridwar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

#Historic Sites
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Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Mansa Devi Temple ©
Mansa Devi Temple

1
day
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then pick up some local products at Cooking Masala, and then snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh trip planning site .

Rishikesh is just a stone's throw from Haridwar. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

#Adventure, #Tours, #Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Cooking Masala ©
Cooking Masala
Lakshman Jhula ©
Lakshman Jhula

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