12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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Train
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New Delhi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mathura
— 1 night
Drive
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Agra
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive
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Rishikesh
— 1 night
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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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, make a trip to Red Fort, contemplate the long history of Jahanara Begum's Tomb, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi road trip planner.

Pune to New Delhi is an approximately 27-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in New Delhi are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mathura.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

1
night
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 (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Banke Bihari Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Vrindavan.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mathura holiday planner.

You can drive from New Delhi to Mathura in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Mathura can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
nights
Agra

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the striking features of Agra Fort, then make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Tomb of Akbar the Great and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife SoS Bear Sanctuary.

To find out how to plan a trip to Agra, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Mathura to Agra in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Agra are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

1
night
Haridwar

Gateway to Gods

An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 17th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, then take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Daksheshwar Mahadev.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Haridwar itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Agra to Haridwar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

1
night
Rishikesh

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 18th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rishikesh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Haridwar to Rishikesh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.