15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
1
Ahmedabad
— 1 day
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Vadodara
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Haridwar
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Kota
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Durgapur
— 1 day
Drive:  11​h 30​min
8
Darjeeling
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
9
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad

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Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Kankaria Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham, then admire the landmark architecture of Adalaj Stepwell, and finally steep yourself in history at Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ahmedabad trip itinerary app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Ahmedabad. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vadodara.

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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Kankaria Lake ©
Kankaria Lake

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Vadodara

Vadodara ©
Tourism in Vadodara, the cultural capital of Gujarat, thrives on four major palace complexes, great regional dance performances, gardens and galleries, and a number of museums offering a wide variety of events, activities, and things to see.
On the 4th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Laxmi Vilas Palace, admire the natural beauty at Sayaji Baug, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at EME Temple, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Inorbit Mall Vadodara.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vadodara journey planner.

You can drive from Ahmedabad to Vadodara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Haridwar.

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Sayaji Baug ©
Sayaji Baug
Lukshmi Vilas Palace ©
Lukshmi Vilas Palace
EME Temple ©
EME Temple

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Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Beatles Ashram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Badrinath Ji Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mansa Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandi Devi Temple, then explore the fascinating underground world of Vashishta Gufa, and finally take in the views from Ram Jhula.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Haridwar holiday planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Vadodara to Haridwar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

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Rishikesh, Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
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Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Humayun's Tomb and Akshardham. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gandhi Smriti and Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to India Gate, admire the striking features of Lodi Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Lotus Temple, and take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi road trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Haridwar to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Kota.

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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti

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Kota

Kota ©
Kota formerly known as Kotah, is a city located in the southeast of northern Indian state of Rajasthan. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Government Museum Kota, then explore the activities along Kishore Sagar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Godavari Dham Temple, and finally stroll through 7 Wonders.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kota holiday builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from New Delhi to Kota. Traveling from New Delhi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kota, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

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Kishore Sagar ©
Kishore Sagar
Godavari Dham Temple ©
Godavari Dham Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): make a trip to BBD Bagh (formerly Dalhousie Square), then explore and take pictures at Eden Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Park Street, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Belur Math. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Mother House, stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, and finally make a trip to College Street (Boi Para).

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kota to Kolkata (Calcutta). November in Kolkata (Calcutta) sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Durgapur.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Belur Math
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Belur Math ©
Belur Math
Park Street ©
Park Street
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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Durgapur

Durgapur ©
Durgapur is a Tier-II city in Paschim Bardhaman district, in the state of West Bengal, India. On the 13th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Garh Jungle, browse the different shops at Junction Mall, and then steep yourself in history at Bhabani Pathak's Tilla.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Durgapur tour itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Durgapur in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Durgapur

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Junction Mall ©
Junction Mall

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Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, then experience rural life at Happy Valley Tea Estate, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kanchenjunga Mountain, and finally examine the collection at Everest Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point, make a trip to Batasia Loop, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple.

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

Getting from Durgapur to Darjeeling by car takes about 14 hours. In November in Darjeeling, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Darjeeling

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Kangchenjunga ©
Kangchenjunga
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple

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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 16th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Assi Ghat, don't miss a visit to Banaras Ghats, then don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, then explore the activities along Ganges River, and finally make a trip to Manikarnika Ghat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath) and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Varanasi online route builder .

Getting from Darjeeling to Varanasi by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daytime highs in Varanasi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

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Banaras Ghats ©
Banaras Ghats
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple ©
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Dasaswamedh Ghat ©
Dasaswamedh Ghat

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