14 days in India Itinerary

14 days in India Itinerary

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14 days in India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: London

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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and get to know the fascinating history of Lodi Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi vacation builder tool .

London, UK to New Delhi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from London to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in New Delhi, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Food Tours

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rishikesh road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Rishikesh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
Lakshman Jhula ©
Lakshman Jhula

3
nights
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.
Varanasi is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banaras Ghats, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Manikarnika Ghat.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Varanasi trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Rishikesh to Varanasi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Varanasi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath

5
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Step out of Kolkata (Calcutta) with an excursion to Belur Math in Belur--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, stroll through Eco Tourism Park, explore and take pictures at Eden Gardens, and make a trip to Mother House.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Varanasi in November since evenings lows in Kolkata (Calcutta) dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Belur Math
Highlights from your plan
Park Street ©
Park Street
Belur Math ©
Belur Math
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall

1
night
New Delhi

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): make a trip to Gandhi Smriti, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then admire the striking features of Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid). On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village, then make a trip to Cyber Hub, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to New Delhi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in New Delhi. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Jama Masjid ©
Jama Masjid
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti

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