19 days in India Itinerary

19 days in India Itinerary

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19 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Mathura
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Vrindavan
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Allahabad
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
9
Chennai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Kanchipuram
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
11
Rameswaram
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
12
Chennai
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Humayun's Tomb and India Gate will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Red Fort (Lal Quila) and Akshardham. Spend the 4th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Chandni Chowk, stop by LUV INDIYA CONCEPTS, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi day trip website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to New Delhi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to India Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in New Delhi: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

1
night
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 (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daksheshwar Mahadev, then take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandi Devi Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Haridwar trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Haridwar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple
Daksheshwar Mahadev ©
Daksheshwar Mahadev

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally snap pictures at Ram Jhula. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Badrinath Ji Temple.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh online travel route planner .

Drive from Haridwar to Rishikesh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Shri Badrinath Ji Temple, Triveni Ghat
Highlights from your plan
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
River Rafting & Tubing
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple

2
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lotus Temple, make a trip to Hazrat Nizamuddin Darga, then get a taste of the local shopping with Connaught Place, and finally contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi tour itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Rishikesh to New Delhi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mathura.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Lotus Temple ©
Lotus Temple
Hazrat Nizamuddin Darga ©
Hazrat Nizamuddin Darga

2
nights
Mathura

Mathura ©
Split by the sacred Yamuna River, Mathura's claim to fame is being the birthplace of Krishna, the widely revered Hindu god.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the activities along Radha Kund, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Govardhan Hill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Vishram Ghat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dwarkadhish Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mathura trip maker website .

You can drive from New Delhi to Mathura in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mathura are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vrindavan.

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Govardhan Hill ©
Govardhan Hill
Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex ©
Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex
Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple ©
Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple

1
night
Vrindavan

Vrindavan ©
The holy town of Vrindavan marks the place where the Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vrindavan road trip app .

Vrindavan is just a stone's throw from Mathura. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Vrindavan

Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Sacred Lake Kusum Sarovar ©
The Sacred Lake Kusum Sarovar
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan

2
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.
On the 13th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarnath, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banaras Ghats, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, and finally look for gifts at The Bed Silk & Pashmina. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Birthplace of Sant Ravidas Seergovardhan Varanasi and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Varanasi trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Vrindavan to Varanasi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Allahabad.

Things to do in Varanasi

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

1
night
Allahabad

Allahabad ©
Rising from the meeting point of three of India's holiest rivers, Allahabad has a long and colorful history.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): snap pictures at New Yamuna Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Allahabad Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Mandir, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at All Saints Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Allahabad trip builder .

Traveling by car from Varanasi to Allahabad takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Allahabad

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
All Saints Cathedral ©
All Saints Cathedral
Allahabad Fort ©
Allahabad Fort
New Yamuna Bridge ©
New Yamuna Bridge

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadapalani Murugan Temple, shop like a local with Phoenix Marketcity, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chennai trip app .

Explore your travel options from Allahabad to Chennai with the Route module. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Vadapalani Murugan Temple ©
Vadapalani Murugan Temple
Phoenix Marketcity ©
Phoenix Marketcity

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Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjeevarayar Hanuman Temple. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, admire the striking features of Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Ekambareshvara Temple.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kanchipuram trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Chennai to Kanchipuram takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ekambareshvara Temple ©
Ekambareshvara Temple
Kailasanathar Temple ©
Kailasanathar Temple
Kamakshi Amman Temple ©
Kamakshi Amman Temple

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rameswaram day trip app .

Explore your travel options from Kanchipuram to Rameswaram with the Route module. You will leave for Chennai on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

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Chennai

Chennai ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): browse the different shops at Express Avenue Mall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Thome Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Chennai holiday maker app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Rameswaram to Chennai takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Express Avenue Mall ©
Express Avenue Mall
San Thome Church ©
San Thome Church
Sri Parthasarathy Temple ©
Sri Parthasarathy Temple

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