12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Vrindavan
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Mathura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Haridwar
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
6
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Dehradun
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
9
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
New Delhi

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 13th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar, take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, then make a trip to Hazrat Nizamuddin Darga, and finally steep yourself in history at India Gate.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi travel planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to New Delhi. March in New Delhi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vrindavan.

Things to do in New Delhi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

1
night
Vrindavan

Vrindavan ©
The holy town of Vrindavan marks the place where the Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Vrindavan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Govinda Dev ji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banke Bihari Temple, and finally admire the natural beauty at Seva Kunj.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vrindavan trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Vrindavan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Mathura.

Things to do in Vrindavan

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

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 16th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gopishvar Mahadev Temple, stroll through Elephant Conservation & Care Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rangji Temple, then make a trip to Krishna Janmabhoomi Mandir, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Janmasthan.

Discover how to plan a Mathura trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Mathura is very close to Vrindavan. Traveling from Vrindavan in March, plan for little chillier nights in Mathura, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex ©
Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex
Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple ©
Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Keoladeo National Park and Dayal Bagh. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, make a splash at Dolphin The Water World, step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Agra travel planning website .

You can drive from Mathura to Agra in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Keoladeo National Park, Tomb of Akbar the Great
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Dayal Bagh ©
Dayal Bagh
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

1
day
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, and then identify plant and animal life at Swami Vivekanand Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Haridwar trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Agra to Haridwar by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Swami Vivekanand Park ©
Swami Vivekanand Park

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): browse the fresh offerings at Cooking Masala and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh holiday planning website .

Rishikesh is very close to Haridwar. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dehradun.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Cooking Masala ©
Cooking Masala

1
night
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore and take pictures at Indian Military Academy, then admire all the interesting features of Forest Research Institute, then examine the collection at Subir Raha Oil Museum, and finally make a trip to Lachhiwala Picnic Spot.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dehradun trip app .

Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Dehradun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Dehradun

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Subir Raha Oil Museum ©
Subir Raha Oil Museum
Lachhiwala Picnic Spot ©
Lachhiwala Picnic Spot
Forest Research Institute ©
Forest Research Institute

1
night
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
On the 23rd (Sat), delve into the lush surroundings at Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, then make a trip to Lal Tibba, then look for gifts at Hamers, and finally admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mussoorie trip planner .

Getting from Dehradun to Mussoorie by car takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve ©
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal, admire the striking features of Akal Takht, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, then don't miss a visit to Jallianwala Bagh, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Amritsar holiday app .

You can fly from Mussoorie to Amritsar in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. March in Amritsar sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

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