12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

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

1
night
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandi Devi Temple.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Haridwar trip itinerary planning app .

New Delhi to Haridwar is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple
Daksheshwar Mahadev ©
Daksheshwar Mahadev

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Laxman Jhula Bridge. On the 12th (Mon), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, and finally take in the views from Laxman Jhula Bridge.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh route planner .

Getting from Haridwar to Rishikesh by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Triveni Ghat Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Temple
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River Rafting & Tubing
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rajpath, Jantar Mantar and Red Fort (Lal Quila). Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), then look and learn at Jantar Mantar, and then steep yourself in history at Rajpath.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rishikesh to New Delhi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in New Delhi are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vrindavan.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
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Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)
Jantar Mantar ©
Jantar Mantar

1
night
Vrindavan

Vrindavan ©
The holy town of Vrindavan marks the place where the Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood.
The Sacred Lake Kusum Sarovar has been added to your itinerary. On the 14th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, then head outdoors with The Sacred Lake Kusum Sarovar, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Priyakant Ju Mandir.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vrindavan trip maker site .

You can take a train from New Delhi to Vrindavan in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vrindavan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mathura.

Things to do in Vrindavan

Outdoors Historic Sites
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The Sacred Lake Kusum Sarovar ©
The Sacred Lake Kusum Sarovar
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham

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 15th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Garud Govindji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dwarkadhish Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mathura trip site .

Mathura is very close to Vrindavan. In August, daily temperatures in Mathura can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex ©
Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex
Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple ©
Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 16th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort and then don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Agra Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Spiritual Museum, then see the interesting displays at Taj Museum, and finally explore the galleries of U.P Handicrafts Development Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Agra online route planner .

You can drive from Mathura to Agra in 1.5 hours. In August in Agra, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Spiritual Museum ©
Spiritual Museum

1
night
Varanasi

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): make a trip to Sarnath, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bhole Silk Handicraft, then make a trip to Banaras Ghats, and finally explore the activities along Ganges River.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Varanasi day trip tool .

Fly from Agra to Varanasi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Varanasi are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Varanasi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Banaras Ghats ©
Banaras Ghats

1
night
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Calico Museum of Textiles, take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham, see the interesting displays at Auto World Vintage Car Museum, then examine the collection at Toy Museum, and finally stop by Ratios.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ahmedabad day trip planning site .

You can fly from Varanasi to Ahmedabad in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Ahmedabad are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Govardhan.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Calico Museum of Textiles ©
Calico Museum of Textiles
Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Auto World Vintage Car Museum ©
Auto World Vintage Car Museum

1
night
Govardhan

Govardhan ©
Govardhan or Goverdhan is a key pilgrimage centre in India and a municipal town; a nagar panchayat ; seat of a MLA Member of Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh; a Tehsil, in Mathura district in the India in state of Uttar Pradesh. Radha Kund Lake has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Deeg Fort, then don't miss a visit to Deeg Palace, and then steep yourself in history at Rudra Kund. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Radha Kund Lake.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Govardhan trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Ahmedabad to Govardhan with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Govardhan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Deeg
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Radha Kund Lake ©
Radha Kund Lake
Deeg Palace ©
Deeg Palace
Deeg Fort ©
Deeg Fort

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