8 days in North India Itinerary

8 days in North India Itinerary

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8 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Amritsar
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
2
Srinagar
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Nainital
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Jim Corbett National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
6
Mathura
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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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 14th (Fri), admire the striking features of Akal Takht and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Amritsar trip planning website .

Mumbai to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in December; daily highs in Amritsar reach 24°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib ©
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

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Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
On the 15th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Srinagar online trip planner .

You can fly from Amritsar to Srinagar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Amritsar, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Srinagar, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden ©
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden

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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 16th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Haridwar trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Srinagar to Haridwar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nainital.

Things to do in Haridwar

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

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Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
On the 17th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Garhi, then explore the activities along Nainital Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nainital tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Haridwar to Nainital takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jim Corbett National Park.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hanuman Garhi
Highlights from your plan
Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Hanuman Garhi ©
Hanuman Garhi

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night
Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park ©
The oldest national park in the country, Jim Corbett National Park brings in thousands of wildlife enthusiasts each year.
On the 18th (Tue), make a trip to Garjiya Devi Temple and then explore the activities along Kosi River.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jim Corbett National Park trip builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nainital to Jim Corbett National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mathura.

Things to do in Jim Corbett National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kosi River ©
Kosi River
Garjiya Devi Temple ©
Garjiya Devi Temple

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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 19th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Vrindavan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Govinda Dev ji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banke Bihari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Janmasthan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Krishna Janmabhoomi Mandir.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Mathura itinerary site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jim Corbett National Park to Mathura. In December, daytime highs in Mathura are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vrindavan
Highlights from your plan
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan
Sri Krishna Janmasthan ©
Sri Krishna Janmasthan

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, and then contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Agra itinerary planner.

Getting from Mathura to Agra by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

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

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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 21st (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and finally contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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