8 days in Patna, Lucknow & New Delhi Itinerary

8 days in Patna, Lucknow & New Delhi Itinerary

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8 days in Patna, Lucknow & New Delhi Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  4​h
1
Patna
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Lucknow
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Chennai

1
night
Patna

Patna ©
Occupying the southern bank of the famous Ganges River, the state capital of Patna combines an important religious and regal heritage with a fast-growing commercial and transport hub.
On the 7th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Hanuman Mandir and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ugratara Sthan Bhagwati Tara Temple. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Nalanda University, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamaldah Jain Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji.

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Chennai to Patna is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in December; daily highs in Patna reach 27°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lucknow.

Things to do in Patna

Historic Sites
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Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji ©
Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji
Nalanda University ©
Nalanda University
Hanuman Mandir
Hanuman Mandir

2
nights
Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
On the 9th (Mon), wander the streets of Hazratganj, admire the landmark architecture of Bara Imambara, then contemplate the long history of Rumi Darwaza, then see the interesting displays at The Residency, and finally take an in-depth tour of 1857 Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kukrail Forest Reserve, tee off at Lucknow Golf Club, look for all kinds of wild species at Nawabganj Wildlife Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Crocodile Nursery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sri Radha Raman Bihari Ji Mandir.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucknow itinerary planner .

Fly from Patna to Lucknow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Patna in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lucknow, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Lucknow

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj
The Residency ©
The Residency
Rumi Darwaza ©
Rumi Darwaza

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Heritage Transport Museum and Gandhi Smriti. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hauz Khas Village and Akshardham. Venture out of the city with trips to Gurugram (Gurgaon) (Sheetla Mata Mandir & Ambience Mall). And it doesn't end there: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Modern Art, contemplate the long history of Rajpath, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chhatarpur Temple.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Lucknow to New Delhi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. December in New Delhi sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Gurugram (Gurgaon), Heritage Transport Museum, Akshardham
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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Heritage Transport Museum ©
Heritage Transport Museum
Rajpath ©
Rajpath

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