12 days in North India Itinerary

12 days in North India Itinerary

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Mathura
— 3 nights
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Haridwar
— 1 night
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Rishikesh
— 2 nights
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Kasol
— 3 nights
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Amritsar
— 1 night
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Mathura

— 3 nights
Split by the sacred Yamuna River, Mathura's claim to fame is being the birthplace of Krishna, the widely revered Hindu god.
Barsana Shri Radha Rani Temple has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banke Bihari Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mathura online travel route planner.

Palanpur to Mathura is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In January, daily temperatures in Mathura can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Haridwar

— 1 night

Gateway to Gods

An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
You've now added Moti Bazaar to your itinerary. On the 30th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandi Devi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, and then hunt for treasures at Moti Bazaar. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mansa Devi Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Haridwar route builder app.

You can drive from Mathura to Haridwar in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites · Shopping

Rishikesh

— 2 nights

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rishikesh driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Haridwar to Rishikesh in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kasol.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Kasol

— 3 nights
Kasol is an emerging party destination for young backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara and then don't miss a visit to Naina Bhagwati Mandir. On your second day here, appreciate the views at Parvati Valley and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chandrakhani Pass.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kasol trip builder site.

You can drive from Rishikesh to Kasol in 13 hours. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amritsar.

Things to do in Kasol

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amritsar

— 1 night

Golden City

A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
On the 6th (Sat), stop by India House, then get engrossed in the history at The Partition Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amritsar route planning site.

Traveling by car from Kasol to Amritsar takes 10 hours. In February, daytime highs in Amritsar are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping