12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
+2
Fly + subway + train:  1​h
1
Agra
— Few hours
train + taxi:  1​h
2
Vrindavan
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Pune

few
hours
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Agra trip itinerary website .

Pune to Agra is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vrindavan.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

3
nights
Vrindavan

Vrindavan ©
The holy town of Vrindavan marks the place where the Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood.
You've now added Seva Kunj to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham and Krishna Janmabhoomi Mandir. Step out of Vrindavan to go to Mathura and see Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Vrindavan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Conservation & Care Center, and make a trip to Mata Vaishno Devi Dham.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Vrindavan trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Agra to Vrindavan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Vrindavan can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Vrindavan

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mathura
Highlights from your plan
Banke Bihari Temple ©
Banke Bihari Temple
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan

3
nights
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.
On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi road trip planning website .

Getting from Vrindavan to New Delhi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. July in New Delhi sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in New Delhi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mata Brajeshwari Devi and Chamunda Devi Temple. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala online day trip planner .

You can fly from New Delhi to Dharamsala in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Mata Brajeshwari Devi
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple ©
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple

1
night
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dalhousie trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Dalhousie takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

2
nights
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Gobindgarh Fort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jallianwala Bagh, then admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amritsar trip site .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Amritsar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. July in Amritsar sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

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