8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Katra
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Srinagar
— 1 night
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h 15​min
4
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Pune


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1
night
Katra

Katra ©
Located at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra serves as a base for the great pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
On the 16th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Baba Dhansar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaishno Devi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhairo Baba Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Katra trip builder tool .

Pune to Katra is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Baba Dhansar
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Bhairo Baba Temple ©
Bhairo Baba Temple
Baba Dhansar ©
Baba Dhansar
Vaishno Devi ©
Vaishno Devi

1
night
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
On the 17th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Janam Asthaan Shri Guru Amardas JI, and finally appreciate the history behind Serai Amanat Khan.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Amritsar road trip planning app .

You can drive from Katra to Amritsar in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Srinagar.

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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Serai Amanat Khan ©
Serai Amanat Khan

1
night
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Ghanta Ghar, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and then make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Srinagar trip planner .

Getting from Amritsar to Srinagar by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Amritsar in December, expect nights in Srinagar to be slightly colder, around -1°C, while days are colder, around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Srinagar

Nature Parks
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 19th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, and then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal. On the next day, stop by Rajrani Souvenirs, admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Agra day trip site .

Getting from Srinagar to Agra by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Srinagar in December: highs in Agra hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, then admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate the long history of India Gate. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Red Fort (Lal Quila), tour the pleasant surroundings at Akshardham, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip app .

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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