15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  16​h
1
Bodh Gaya
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
3
Vrindavan
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Haridwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: London

2
nights
Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya ©
One of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, Bodh Gaya has risen to international fame as the place where Prince Siddhartha sat under the Bodhi tree and gained enlightenment some 2,600 years ago.
Get some cultural insight at Mahabodhi Temple and Ratnaghara. There's much more to do: make a trip to Bodhi Tree, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rajayatna Tree, and pause for some photo ops at Koteshwarnath Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bodh Gaya trip site .

London, UK to Bodh Gaya is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from London to Bodh Gaya, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in March, things will get much warmer in Bodh Gaya: highs are around 38°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Gaya
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Mahabodhi Temple ©
Mahabodhi Temple
Royal Bhutan Monastery ©
Royal Bhutan Monastery
Thai Monastery ©
Thai Monastery

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sarnath and Bharat Kala Bhavan. And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Rajendraprasad Ghat, admire the landmark architecture of Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Varanasi day trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Bodh Gaya to Varanasi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Varanasi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Vrindavan.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Walking tours
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple ©
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

2
nights
Vrindavan

Vrindavan ©
The holy town of Vrindavan marks the place where the Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Vrindavan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Janmasthan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krishna Janmabhoomi Mandir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gopishvar Mahadev Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Keshavji Gaudiya Math. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gopinath Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Radharaman Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Radha Damodar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banke Bihari Temple, then don't miss a visit to Mata Vaishno Devi Dham, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Priyakant Ju Mandir.

To find out how to plan a trip to Vrindavan, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Varanasi to Vrindavan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. March in Vrindavan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Haridwar.

Things to do in Vrindavan

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mathura
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Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan
Banke Bihari Temple ©
Banke Bihari Temple

2
nights
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and Chandi Devi Temple. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, go for a walk through Birla Ghat, and identify plant and animal life at Swami Vivekanand Park.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Haridwar vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Vrindavan to Haridwar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Chaitanya Mutt
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Mansa Devi Temple ©
Mansa Devi Temple

3
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Triveni Ghat and Ram Jhula. Change things up with a short trip to Shri Badrinath Ji Temple in Badrinath (about 34 minutes away). There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Cooking Masala, snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rishikesh vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Rishikesh is just a stone's throw from Haridwar. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
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River Rafting & Tubing
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat

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