8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Mathura
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
3
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Dehradun
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mathura attractions planner .

Bengaluru to Mathura is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in September, with highs in Mathura at 41°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

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
Banke Bihari Temple ©
Banke Bihari Temple

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Rajpath and Sai Baba Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib and Raj Ghat. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village, take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, make a trip to India Gate, and take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Delhi.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mathura to New Delhi takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mussoorie.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Spas
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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib

1
night
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
On the 21st (Sat), admire the masterpieces at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Gun Hill, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mussoorie Christ Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mussoorie route maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Mussoorie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Dehradun.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gun Hill ©
Gun Hill
Mussoorie Christ Church ©
Mussoorie Christ Church
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre ©
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre

1
night
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Rai Darbar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tapkeshwar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santala Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Parkasheshwar Mahadev Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiv Mandir, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Temple.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dehradun attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Mussoorie to Dehradun takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dehradun

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dehradun District
Highlights from your plan
Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Santala Devi Temple ©
Santala Devi Temple
Shiv Mandir ©
Shiv Mandir

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