8 days in Varanasi, Allahabad & Lucknow Itinerary

8 days in Varanasi, Allahabad & Lucknow Itinerary

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8 days in Varanasi, Allahabad & Lucknow Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Allahabad
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Lucknow
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi


3
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.
Varanasi is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath).

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Varanasi online itinerary builder .

New Delhi to Varanasi is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Allahabad.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Walking tours
Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath) ©
Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath)
Assi Ghat ©
Assi Ghat

2
nights
Allahabad

Allahabad ©
Rising from the meeting point of three of India's holiest rivers, Allahabad has a long and colorful history.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Allahabad Fort, then snap pictures at New Yamuna Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Yamuna Bridge, and finally make a trip to Triveni Sangam Allahabad. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Gaya Prasad Gokul Prasad Woollen Department, get a sense of history and politics at Allahabad High Court, admire all the interesting features of Ewing Christian College, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Anand Bhavan.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Allahabad vacation site .

Drive from Varanasi to Allahabad in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lucknow.

Things to do in Allahabad

Historic Sites Shopping
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Anand Bhavan ©
Anand Bhavan
Triveni Sangam Allahabad ©
Triveni Sangam Allahabad
Allahabad Fort ©
Allahabad Fort

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.
Lucknow is known for historic sites, parks, museums, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Bara Imambara, admire the striking features of Chhota Imambara, admire all the interesting features of La Martiniere College, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Janeshwar Mishra Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lucknow online holiday planner .

Drive from Allahabad to Lucknow in 4 hours. In March in Lucknow, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lucknow

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Bara Imambara ©
Bara Imambara
Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj
Rumi Darwaza ©
Rumi Darwaza

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