8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  2 h 30 min
1
Dehradun
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
2
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Taxi + Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Mathura
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
6
Vrindavan
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
New Delhi
— 1 night
End: New Delhi

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Dehradun

Dehradun
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
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Gangtok to Dehradun is an approximately 7-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Dehradun

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ram Rai Darbar

1
night
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
On the 16th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, then don't miss a visit to Lal Tibba, then stop by Hamers, and finally admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls.

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You can drive from Dehradun to Mussoorie in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre ©
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba

1
night
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, and then admire the natural beauty at Swami Vivekanand Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Haridwar trip planner .

You can drive from Mussoorie to Haridwar in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Swami Vivekanand Park ©
Swami Vivekanand Park

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 18th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Agra Fort, then examine the collection at Taj Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, see the interesting displays at Subhash Emporium, take in the exciting artwork at Shahin Arts, see the interesting displays at Spiritual Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dayal Bagh.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Agra trip planning site .

You can drive from Haridwar to Agra in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mathura.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Dayal Bagh ©
Dayal Bagh

1
night
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 20th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex, take an in-depth tour of Government Museum Mathura, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dwarkadhish Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rangji Temple, then make a trip to Krishna Janmabhoomi Mandir, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Janmasthan.

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Traveling by car from Agra to Mathura takes 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vrindavan.

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex ©
Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex
Government Museum Mathura ©
Government Museum Mathura

1
night
Vrindavan

Vrindavan ©
The holy town of Vrindavan marks the place where the Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood.
On the 21st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Vrindavan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Govinda Dev ji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banke Bihari Temple, and finally admire the natural beauty at Seva Kunj.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vrindavan tour planner .

Vrindavan is just a stone's throw from Mathura. Traveling from Mathura in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Vrindavan, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Vrindavan

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan
Banke Bihari Temple ©
Banke Bihari Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, see the interesting displays at Relics of Buddha at National Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, then contemplate the long history of India Gate, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi vacation builder website .

Traveling by car from Vrindavan to New Delhi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Vrindavan in March since evenings lows in New Delhi dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti

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