20 days in New Delhi, Lucknow & Varanasi Itinerary

20 days in New Delhi, Lucknow & Varanasi Itinerary

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New Delhi
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Lucknow
— 7 nights
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New Delhi

— 7 nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to DLF Cyber Hub in Gurugram (Gurgaon) (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi journey planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New Delhi. In October, daytime highs in New Delhi are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lucknow.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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Lucknow

— 7 nights

Golden City of India

A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
When in Lucknow, make a side trip to see Dewa Shareef Dargah in Barabanki, approximately Barabanki away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Bara Imambara, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, ponder the world of politics at Vidhan Sabha Bhawan Council House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandrika Devi Mandir.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lucknow trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Lucknow takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Varanasi.

Things to do in Lucknow

Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Varanasi

— 5 nights

Spiritual Capital of India

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.
Step out of Varanasi to go to Mirzapur and see Lakhaniya Dari, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the galleries of Ruchika Art Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat.

Make your Varanasi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Lucknow to Varanasi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Varanasi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

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