9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  26​h
Surat
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
Badrinath
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Kedarnath
— 1 night
Fly:  29​h
End: Newark

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Surat

Surat ©
Off the map for most international tourists heading to India, the major industrial city of Surat has a long heritage in diamond-cutting and textile manufacturing.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dumas Beach, then get lost in a book at Kavi Narmad Central Library, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Jagdishchandra Bose Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Surat trip itinerary planning website .

Newark, USA to Surat is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Surat, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Haridwar.

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Jagdishchandra Bose Aquarium ©
Jagdishchandra Bose Aquarium
Dumas Beach ©
Dumas Beach
Kavi Narmad Central Library ©
Kavi Narmad Central Library

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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 20th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Swami Vivekanand Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandi Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daksheshwar Mahadev, then make a trip to Shanti Kunj Gayatri Parivar Haridwar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mansa Devi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Haridwar trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Surat to Haridwar takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Rishikesh.

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Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Mansa Devi Temple ©
Mansa Devi Temple
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple

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Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kunjapuri Devi Temple. On your second day here, snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula, browse the fresh offerings at Cooking Masala, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sivananda Ashram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Jhula, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh tour planning site .

Rishikesh is just a stone's throw from Haridwar. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Badrinath.

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River Rafting & Tubing
Kunjapuri Devi Temple ©
Kunjapuri Devi Temple
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat

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Badrinath

Badrinath ©
Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. On the 23rd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Brahma Kapal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tapt Kund, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Badrinath Ji Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Bheem Pul.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Badrinath driving holiday planner .

Getting from Rishikesh to Badrinath by car takes about 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kedarnath.

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Bheem Pul ©
Bheem Pul
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Brahma Kapal ©
Brahma Kapal

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Kedarnath

Kedarnath ©
Kedarnath is a town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and has gained importance because of Kedarnath Temple. On the 24th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Madmaheshwar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaurikund Temple, then appreciate the history behind Shankaracharya Samadhi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kedarnath Mandir.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kedarnath travel route builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Badrinath to Kedarnath. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Kedarnath Mandir ©
Kedarnath Mandir
Gaurikund Temple ©
Gaurikund Temple
Shankaracharya Samadhi ©
Shankaracharya Samadhi

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