9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
1
Lucknow
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Ayodhya
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Allahabad
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 45​min
5
Jim Corbett National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Lucknow

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Victoria Memorial, then look for gifts at Sugandhco, then wander the streets of Hazratganj, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bara Imambara.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lucknow trip maker tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Lucknow. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ayodhya.

Things to do in Lucknow

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj
Bara Imambara ©
Bara Imambara
Victoria Memorial ©
Victoria Memorial

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night
Ayodhya

Ayodhya ©
Ayodhya, also known as Saketa, is an ancient city of India, believed to be the birthplace of Rama and setting of the epic Ramayana. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanumangarhi, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Hanuman Garhi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanak Bhavan Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Military Temple.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ayodhya online road trip planner .

Drive from Lucknow to Ayodhya in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Allahabad.

Things to do in Ayodhya

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Military Temple
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Kanak Bhavan Temple ©
Kanak Bhavan Temple
The Hanuman Garhi ©
The Hanuman Garhi

2
nights
Allahabad

Allahabad ©
Rising from the meeting point of three of India's holiest rivers, Allahabad has a long and colorful history.
On the 22nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Mandir, make a trip to Triveni Sangam Allahabad, then take in the views from New Yamuna Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shivkoti Mahadev Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bade Hanuman Jee Temple, look for gifts at Gaya Prasad Gokul Prasad Woollen Department, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalyani Devi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sai Dham Mandir.

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

Drive from Ayodhya to Allahabad in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Allahabad

Historic Sites Shopping
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Sai Dham Mandir ©
Sai Dham Mandir
Triveni Sangam Allahabad ©
Triveni Sangam Allahabad
Bade Hanuman Jee Temple ©
Bade Hanuman Jee Temple

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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 historic sites, nature, shopping, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and make a trip to Sarnath.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Varanasi vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Allahabad to Varanasi takes 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Varanasi can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jim Corbett National Park.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Spas Tours
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Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Garjiya Devi Temple and then explore the activities along Kosi River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Jim Corbett National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jim Corbett National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Varanasi to Jim Corbett National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jim Corbett National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Jim Corbett National Park
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Kosi River ©
Kosi River
Jim Corbett National Park ©
Jim Corbett National Park
Garjiya Devi Temple ©
Garjiya Devi Temple

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