13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Haridwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Kedarnath
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
Badrinath
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h
5
Lamayuru
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Lucknow


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2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Bharat Mandir. Kunjapuri Devi Temple and Kunjapuri Temple will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Swarg Ashram, and take in the dramatic scenery at Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh trip itinerary maker .

Lucknow to Rishikesh is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Haridwar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trips

Kunjapuri Temple, Triveni Ghat Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Temple
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Spas
Kunjapuri Devi Temple ©
Kunjapuri Devi Temple
Sivananda Ashram ©
Sivananda Ashram

2
nights
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Pawan Dham, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saptarshi Ashram, stroll around Swami Vivekanand Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daksheshwar Mahadev, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaishno Devi Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Shanti Kunj Gayatri Parivar Haridwar. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, take in the pleasant sights at Birla Ghat, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Haridwar route planner .

You can drive from Rishikesh to Haridwar in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Kedarnath.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Daksheshwar Mahadev ©
Daksheshwar Mahadev
Pawan Dham ©
Pawan Dham
Saptarshi Ashram ©
Saptarshi Ashram

1
day
Kedarnath

Kedarnath ©
Kedarnath is a town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and has gained importance because of Kedarnath Temple. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madmaheshwar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gaurikund Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kedarnath Mandir.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kedarnath travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Haridwar to Kedarnath. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Badrinath.

Things to do in Kedarnath

Historic Sites
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Kedarnath Mandir ©
Kedarnath Mandir
Gaurikund Temple ©
Gaurikund Temple
Madmaheshwar Temple ©
Madmaheshwar Temple

3
nights
Badrinath

Badrinath ©
Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Get outdoors at Valley of Flowers National Park and Vasudhara Falls. Get some cultural insight at Tapt Kund and Hemkund Sahib. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Bheem Pul, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brahma Kapal, and explore the activities along Saraswati River.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Badrinath road trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kedarnath to Badrinath. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lamayuru.

Things to do in Badrinath

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hemkund Sahib, Valley of Flowers National Park
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Valley of Flowers National Park ©
Valley of Flowers National Park
Hemkund Sahib ©
Hemkund Sahib
Bheem Pul ©
Bheem Pul

1
day
Lamayuru

Lamayuru ©
On the 11th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lamayuru Gompa and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa).

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lamayuru journey planning app .

You can drive from Badrinath to Lamayuru in 37.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Leh.

Things to do in Lamayuru

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa)
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Lamayuru Gompa ©
Lamayuru Gompa
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa) ©
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa)

3
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Step off the beaten path and head to Alchi Monastary and River Rafting & Tubing. Get some historical perspective at Likir Gompa and Namgyal Tsemo Gompa. Step out of Leh to go to Hemis and see Hemis Monastery, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chemre Gompa Monastery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Leh road trip app .

You can drive from Lamayuru to Leh in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery
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Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

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