8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Haridwar
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
New Delhi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Vrindavan
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Mathura
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Agra
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 11th (Sun), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat.

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Melbourne, Australia to Rishikesh is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Melbourne to Rishikesh, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Haridwar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Triveni Ghat Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Temple
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat

1
night
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 12th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, then admire the natural beauty at Swami Vivekanand Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandi Devi Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Haridwar tour planner.

You can drive from Rishikesh to Haridwar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple
Swami Vivekanand Park ©
Swami Vivekanand Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, then steep yourself in history at India Gate, then examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, and finally examine the collection at Relics of Buddha at National Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our New Delhi trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Haridwar to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Vrindavan.

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

1
night
Vrindavan

Vrindavan ©
The holy town of Vrindavan marks the place where the Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Vrindavan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Govinda Dev ji, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vrindavan journey planning website .

You can take a train from New Delhi to Vrindavan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Vrindavan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mathura.

Things to do in Vrindavan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan
Govinda Dev ji ©
Govinda Dev ji

few
hours
Mathura

Mathura ©
Split by the sacred Yamuna River, Mathura's claim to fame is being the birthplace of Krishna, the widely revered Hindu god.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Garud Govindji Temple.

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Mathura is just a stone's throw from Vrindavan. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Garud Govindji Temple ©
Garud Govindji Temple

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Agra Fort and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Agra planning website .

Traveling by car from Mathura to Agra takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

2
nights
Varanasi

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), then examine the collection at Bharat Kala Bhavan, and then explore the activities along Ganges River.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Varanasi trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Agra to Varanasi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Varanasi can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ganges River
Ganges River
Bharat Kala Bhavan ©
Bharat Kala Bhavan
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple ©
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

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