11 days in India Itinerary

11 days in India Itinerary

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11 days in India Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Jim Corbett National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Haridwar
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 45​min
5
Mussoorie
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Lucknow

2
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Bharat Kala Bhavan and Ruchika Art Gallery. Head to Ashul Sharma and Kriti Galleryfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, look for gifts at Armatuer, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishalakshi Temple, and don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Varanasi travel route builder site .

Lucknow to Varanasi is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Varanasi can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Varanasi

Museums Shopping Nature
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Ganges River
Ganges River
Bharat Kala Bhavan ©
Bharat Kala Bhavan
Ruchika Art Gallery ©
Ruchika Art Gallery

2
nights
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 13th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Shiv Gauri Pashmina World, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take in the views from Ram Jhula. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rishikesh road trip website .

Fly from Varanasi to Rishikesh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jim Corbett National Park.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Kayaking & Canoeing
Lakshman Jhula ©
Lakshman Jhula

1
night
Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park ©
The oldest national park in the country, Jim Corbett National Park brings in thousands of wildlife enthusiasts each year.
On the 15th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Jim Corbett National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Garjiya Devi Temple and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jim Corbett National Park travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rishikesh to Jim Corbett National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in Jim Corbett National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jim Corbett National Park
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Jim Corbett National Park ©
Jim Corbett National Park
Safaris
Garjiya Devi Temple ©
Garjiya Devi Temple

2
nights
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri, go for a walk through Birla Ghat, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Swami Vivekanand Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandi Devi Temple, then stop by Good Living Store, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mansa Devi Temple, and finally browse the different shops at The Pentagon Mall.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Haridwar trip itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Jim Corbett National Park to Haridwar with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple

2
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
On the 19th (Wed), take a peaceful walk through Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, then stop by Himalayan Weavers, then hit all the best shops with A Prakash and Co, and finally admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, then make a trip to Lal Tibba, then get engrossed in the history at Mussoorie Heritage Centre, and finally hike along Camel's Back Road.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mussoorie route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Haridwar to Mussoorie takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Camel's Back Road ©
Camel's Back Road
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve ©
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve

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