15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Kurukshetra
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Varanasi
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Haridwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Gangotri
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: New Delhi


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2
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Humayun's Tomb and India Gate are in your itinerary. Akshardham and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lotus Temple.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New Delhi trip itinerary maker .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. In August, daytime highs in New Delhi are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Kurukshetra.

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

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Kurukshetra

Kurukshetra ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhadrakali Temple (Shri Devi Koop), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhadrakali Temple, then see the interesting displays at Sri Krishna Museum, and finally get curious at Kurukshetra Panorama & Science Centre. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sannihit Sarovar, then make a trip to Jyotisar Birthplace of Bhagavad Gita, and then don't miss a visit to Brahma Sarovar.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kurukshetra online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Kurukshetra takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Kurukshetra

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

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Bhadrakali Temple (Shri Devi Koop)
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Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple ©
Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple
Sri Krishna Museum ©
Sri Krishna Museum
Sannihit Sarovar ©
Sannihit Sarovar

4
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Sarnath and Banaras Ghats are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Sita Kund and Birthplace of Sant Ravidas Seergovardhan Varanasi. Pamper yourself for a day on the 30th (Fri) at some of the top local wellness centers. And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple).

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Varanasi trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kurukshetra to Varanasi. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Haridwar.

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Historic Sites Spas Tours

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Sita Kund
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Banaras Ghats ©
Banaras Ghats
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Sita Kund ©
Sita Kund

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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.
On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri, then don't miss a visit to Birla Ghat, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

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Fly from Varanasi to Haridwar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Gangotri.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Triveni Ghat
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat

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Gangotri

Gangotri ©
Gangotri is a town and a Nagar Panchayat in Uttarkashi district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. On the 4th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Surya Kund, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gauri Kund and Surya Kund, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangotri Temple, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Pandav Gufa. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishwanath Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gangotri online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Haridwar to Gangotri takes 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

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Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Gangotri Temple ©
Gangotri Temple

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