9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Mathura
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Mathura

Mathura ©
Split by the sacred Yamuna River, Mathura's claim to fame is being the birthplace of Krishna, the widely revered Hindu god.
On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex, take in the spiritual surroundings of Radharaman Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Radha Damodar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Vrindavan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Govinda Dev ji.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mathura trip planner .

Pune to Mathura is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vrindavan
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Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan
Radha Damodar Temple ©
Radha Damodar Temple

3
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, examine the collection at National Museum, steep yourself in history at India Gate, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham.

To find maps and more tourist information, read New Delhi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Mathura to New Delhi in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in New Delhi are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

1
night
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 3rd (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Haridwar trip maker tool .

You can fly from New Delhi to Haridwar in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

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

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sivananda Ashram. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rishikesh trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Haridwar to Rishikesh in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Triveni Ghat Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Temple
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat

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