8 days in Lucknow, Allahabad & Varanasi Itinerary

8 days in Lucknow, Allahabad & Varanasi Itinerary

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8 days in Lucknow, Allahabad & Varanasi Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Lucknow
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Allahabad
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
3
Varanasi
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)


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Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
Hazratganj and Roomi Darwaza are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Lucknow to go to Unnao and see Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tigers Den, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sri Radha Raman Bihari Ji Mandir, pause for some photo ops at Bara Imambara, and see the interesting displays at The Residency.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lucknow online trip builder .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Lucknow is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in February, with highs in Lucknow at 29°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Allahabad.

Things to do in Lucknow

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary, Tigers Den
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Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj
Rumi Darwaza ©
Rumi Darwaza
Sri Sri Radha Raman Bihari Ji Mandir ©

few
hours
Allahabad

Allahabad ©
Rising from the meeting point of three of India's holiest rivers, Allahabad has a long and colorful history.
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Traveling by car from Lucknow to Allahabad takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Allahabad

Historic Sites
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Anand Bhavan ©
Anand Bhavan

4
nights
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.
Head to The Bed Silk & Pashmina and Baba Black Sheepfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bharat Kala Bhavan and Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath). Take a break from Varanasi with a short trip to Chunar Fort in Mirzapur, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarnath, don't miss a visit to Banaras Ghats, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and look for gifts at Sunita Bead Shop.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Varanasi itinerary builder .

Drive from Allahabad to Varanasi in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Chunar Fort
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Spas & Wellness
Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath) ©
Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath)
Sarnath ©
Sarnath

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