9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Gorakhpur
train:  5​h 30​min
1
Vrindavan
— 1 night
train:  30​min
2
Mathura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Fatehpur Sikri
— 1 night
train:  1​h
4
Agra
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Gorakhpur

1
night
Vrindavan

Vrindavan ©
The holy town of Vrindavan marks the place where the Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Radha Damodar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banke Bihari Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Vrindavan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uddhava Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Radha Ras Bihari Ashta Sakhi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madan Mohan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Govinda Dev ji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mata Vaishno Devi Dham, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Priyakant Ju Mandir.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vrindavan trip planner.

Gorakhpur to Vrindavan is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Gorakhpur in October since evenings lows in Vrindavan dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mathura.

Things to do in Vrindavan

Historic Sites
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Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan
Banke Bihari Temple ©
Banke Bihari Temple

1
night
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 7th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dwarkadhish Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex, take in the spiritual surroundings of Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Govardhan Hill.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mathura route planner .

Mathura is very close to Vrindavan. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fatehpur Sikri.

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex ©
Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex
Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple ©
Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple

1
night
Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri ©
Fatehpur Sikri is a town in the Agra District of Uttar Pradesh, India. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Maryamuzzamani Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Masjid, then admire the striking features of Buland Darwaza, then don't miss a visit to Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri, and finally don't miss a visit to Hathi Pol.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fatehpur Sikri tour builder app .

Getting from Mathura to Fatehpur Sikri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can take a train to Agra.

Things to do in Fatehpur Sikri

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Buland Darwaza ©
Buland Darwaza
Jama Masjid ©
Jama Masjid
Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri ©
Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri

2
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the striking features of Agra Fort, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then make a short side trip with Day Trips.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Agra road trip planner.

Getting from Fatehpur Sikri to Agra by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. October in Agra sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Spas
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Spas

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 11th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, then admire the natural beauty at Swami Vivekanand Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Haridwar day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Agra to Haridwar in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can 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

1
night
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 12th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, snap pictures at Ram Jhula, then take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally steep yourself in history at The Beatles Ashram.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh road trip planning website .

You can drive from Haridwar to Rishikesh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
Ram Jhula ©
Ram Jhula

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