8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Mathura
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
New Delhi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Kurukshetra
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Amritsar
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dubai

1
day
Mathura

Mathura ©
Split by the sacred Yamuna River, Mathura's claim to fame is being the birthplace of Krishna, the widely revered Hindu god.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Krishna Janmabhoomi Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Janmasthan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mata Vaishno Devi Dham, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Radhavallabh Vrindavan Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Vrindavan.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mathura trip builder tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Mathura is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Mathura due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in Mathura reach 40°C and lows reach 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vrindavan
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Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan
Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex ©
Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Agra: Bharatpur (Keoladeo National Park & Keoladeo Shiv Temple). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, make a trip to Samadhi Swamiji Maharaj Bagh, have fun at Play Safari, and contemplate the waterfront views at Keetham Lake.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Agra travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Mathura to Agra takes 1.5 hours. In July in Agra, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Bharatpur
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park
Play Safari ©
Play Safari

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, get your game on at Barney's Den, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Kurukshetra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Room Escape Games
Barney's Den ©
Barney's Den

1
night
Kurukshetra

Kurukshetra ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get curious at Kurukshetra Panorama & Science Centre, examine the collection at Sri Krishna Museum, then make a trip to Brahma Sarovar, then look and learn at Kalpana Chawla Memorial Planetarium, and finally don't miss a visit to Jyotisar Birthplace of Bhagavad Gita.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kurukshetra trip maker site .

You can drive from New Delhi to Kurukshetra in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Kurukshetra

Museums Childrens Museums
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Sri Krishna Museum ©
Sri Krishna Museum
Brahma Sarovar ©
Brahma Sarovar
Kalpana Chawla Memorial Planetarium ©

1
day
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 3rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree, take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib, and finally look for gifts at India House.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Amritsar online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kurukshetra to Amritsar takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

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