7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
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Varanasi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Allahabad
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Lucknow
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), then snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramakrishna Math, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dakshineswar Kali Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Kumortuli, make a trip to Mother House, then stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) sightseeing website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Kolkata (Calcutta). In November in Kolkata (Calcutta), expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, explore the activities along Ganges River, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the next day, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), and then make a trip to Sarnath.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Varanasi route planner .

Fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Varanasi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Varanasi, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Allahabad.

Things to do in Varanasi

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Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath

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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 27th (Wed): walk around Alfred Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bade Hanuman Jee Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalyani Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sai Dham Mandir, then make a trip to Triveni Sangam Allahabad, and finally take in the views from New Yamuna Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Varanasi to Allahabad takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Lucknow.

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Sai Dham Mandir ©
Sai Dham Mandir
Triveni Sangam Allahabad ©
Triveni Sangam Allahabad
Alfred Park ©
Alfred Park

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Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Rumi Darwaza, admire the landmark architecture of Bara Imambara, make a trip to Victoria Memorial, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mankameshwar Mandir, and finally browse the different shops at East End Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandrika Devi Mandir, admire the landmark architecture of Constantia House, stop by Ada Chikan, then take a stroll through Hazratganj, and finally examine the collection at The Residency.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucknow tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Allahabad to Lucknow by car takes about 4.5 hours. November in Lucknow sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lucknow

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Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj
Bara Imambara ©
Bara Imambara
Victoria Memorial ©
Victoria Memorial

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