12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bagdogra
Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
1
Ayodhya
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Mathura
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
5
Gaya
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Rajgir
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
7
Nalanda
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 45 min
End: Bagdogra

1
night
Ayodhya

Ayodhya ©
Ayodhya, also known as Saketa, is an ancient city of India, believed to be the birthplace of Rama and setting of the epic Ramayana. On the 28th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Military Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanak Bhavan Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Hanuman Garhi.

To see maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ayodhya itinerary builder site .

Bagdogra to Ayodhya is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Ayodhya

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Military Temple
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Kanak Bhavan Temple ©
Kanak Bhavan Temple
The Hanuman Garhi ©
The Hanuman Garhi

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, explore the activities along Ganges River, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at The Bed Silk & Pashmina, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarnath.

To see reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Varanasi trip planner.

Getting from Ayodhya to Varanasi by car takes about 5.5 hours. In January in Varanasi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Tours Nature
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Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Step out of Agra to go to Bharatpur and see Keoladeo National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, walk around Mehtab Bagh, and tour in style with a train tour.

To see reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Agra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Agra sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mathura.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

1
night
Mathura

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 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mathura online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Agra to Mathura takes 1.5 hours. February in Mathura sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Gaya.

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
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Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple ©
Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham

1
night
Gaya

Gaya
Gaya is a city of ancient historical and mythological significance. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Koteshwarnath Temple, then make a trip to Mangla Gauri Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rajayatna Tree, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Monastery.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gaya travel itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mathura to Gaya. February in Gaya sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rajgir.

Things to do in Gaya

Historic Sites

1
night
Rajgir

Rajgir ©
Rajgir is a city and a notified area in Nalanda district in the Indian state of Bihar. On the 5th (Wed), stroll around Pandu Pokhar and then don't miss a visit to Vishwa Shanti Stupa.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rajgir planner.

Getting from Gaya to Rajgir by car takes about 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Rajgir can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nalanda.

Things to do in Rajgir

Parks Historic Sites
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Pandu Pokhar ©
Pandu Pokhar
Vishwa Shanti Stupa ©
Vishwa Shanti Stupa

2
nights
Nalanda

Nalanda ©
On the 6th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Stupa of Sariputra, then get engrossed in the history at Nalanda Archaeological Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jal Mandir.

For reviews, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nalanda trip itinerary maker tool .

Nalanda is just a short distance from Rajgir. In February, daily temperatures in Nalanda can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nalanda

Historic Sites Museums
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Jal Mandir ©
Jal Mandir
Stupa of Sariputra ©
Stupa of Sariputra
Nalanda Archaeological Museum ©
Nalanda Archaeological Museum

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