33 days in India Itinerary

33 days in India Itinerary

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33 days in India Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
1
Lucknow
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Agra
— 7 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
3
Fatehpur Sikri
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Mathura
— 6 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Vrindavan
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Jim Corbett National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 45​min
7
Kushinagar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Varanasi
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Allahabad
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Lucknow

2
nights
Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
Popular historic sites such as Hazratganj and Rumi Darwaza are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at The Residency and 1857 Memorial Museum. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Ada Chikan, see the interesting displays at Bal Sangrahalaya, browse the different shops at Fun Republic Mall, and appreciate the history behind Bara Imambara.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lucknow online trip maker .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Lucknow. In January, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Lucknow

Shopping Museums Golf
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Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj
The Residency ©
The Residency
Rumi Darwaza ©
Rumi Darwaza

7
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Spiritual Museum and Taj Museum. Shop till you drop at Taj Gallery and Shahin Arts. Step out of Agra with an excursion to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur--about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 25th (Fri) on the rails with a train tour. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Agra Fort, buy something for everyone on your list at Saket Mall, take in the exciting artwork at Subhash Emporium, and explore the galleries of Agra Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Agra itinerary planner .

You can drive from Lucknow to Agra in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in Agra sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fatehpur Sikri.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

2
nights
Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri ©
Fatehpur Sikri is a town in the Agra District of Uttar Pradesh, India. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): make a trip to Diwan-I-Khas, don't miss a visit to Lotus Throne, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dargah of Hzrt Saleem Chisti, then steep yourself in history at Lower Haramsara, and finally make a trip to Jama Masjid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti, contemplate the long history of Buland Darwaza, make a trip to Jodhabai Palace, then make a trip to Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri, then explore the ancient world of Caravan Sarai, and finally contemplate the long history of Hathi Pol.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fatehpur Sikri day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Agra to Fatehpur Sikri takes an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Fatehpur Sikri can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Mathura.

Things to do in Fatehpur Sikri

Historic Sites
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Buland Darwaza ©
Buland Darwaza
Jama Masjid ©
Jama Masjid
Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri ©
Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at Sir Syed Academy Museum and Government Museum Mathura. Get outdoors at Govardhan Hill and Vishram Ghat. Take a break from Mathura with a short trip to AMU Jama Masjid in Aligarh, about 1h 50 min away. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Krishna Janmabhoomi Mandir and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gopishvar Mahadev Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mathura itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Fatehpur Sikri to Mathura takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Vrindavan.

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aligarh, Dwarkadheesh Temple
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Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple ©
Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple
Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex ©
Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex
Barsana Shri Radha Rani Temple ©
Barsana Shri Radha Rani Temple

3
nights
Vrindavan

Vrindavan ©
The holy town of Vrindavan marks the place where the Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham and Madan Mohan Temple. ISKCON Vrindavan and Radha Damodar Temple will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banke Bihari Temple, stop by vrindavan, go for a walk through Akshaya Patra, and make a trip to Mata Vaishno Devi Dham.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Vrindavan vacation planner .

Vrindavan is very close to Mathura. February in Vrindavan sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Jim Corbett National Park.

Things to do in Vrindavan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan
Banke Bihari Temple ©
Banke Bihari Temple

1
night
Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park ©
The oldest national park in the country, Jim Corbett National Park brings in thousands of wildlife enthusiasts each year.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Mandir Temple, then don't miss a visit to Garjiya Devi Temple, and then explore the activities along Kosi River. On your second day here, admire the engineering at Ramganga Dam and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Jim Corbett National Park trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Vrindavan to Jim Corbett National Park with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Kushinagar.

Things to do in Jim Corbett National Park

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Ramganga Dam
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Kosi River ©
Kosi River
Safaris
Durga Mandir Temple ©
Durga Mandir Temple

1
night
Kushinagar

Kushinagar ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahaparinirvana Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parinirvana Stupa and Parinirvana Temple, then examine the collection at Kushinagar Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Buddha Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuber Asthan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramabhar Stupa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Thai Temple, and finally appreciate the history behind Matha Kuar Shrine.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kushinagar route maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jim Corbett National Park to Kushinagar. February in Kushinagar sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Kushinagar

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wat Thai Temple ©
Wat Thai Temple
Japanese Temple ©
Japanese Temple

5
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 outdoors at Ganges River and Munshi Ghat. Museum-lovers will appreciate Bharat Kala Bhavan and Ruchika Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, browse for treasures at Ashul Sharma, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Varanasi online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Kushinagar to Varanasi takes 6.5 hours. February in Varanasi sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Allahabad.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Spas & Wellness
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Ganges River
Ganges River

3
nights
Allahabad

Allahabad ©
Rising from the meeting point of three of India's holiest rivers, Allahabad has a long and colorful history.
Do your shopping at Gaya Prasad Gokul Prasad Woollen Department and Vinayak City Centre. Museum-lovers will appreciate Allahabad Museum and Jawahar Planetarium. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sai Dham Mandir, admire the landmark architecture of Anand Bhavan, and don't miss a visit to Triveni Sangam Allahabad.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Allahabad trip planner .

Drive from Varanasi to Allahabad in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Allahabad

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Sai Dham Mandir ©
Sai Dham Mandir
Hanuman Mandir ©
Hanuman Mandir
Bade Hanuman Jee Temple ©
Bade Hanuman Jee Temple

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