9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
1
Ayodhya
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
2
Agra
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Varanasi
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Bodh Gaya
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
5
Gaya
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h
End: Mumbai

1
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. On the 2nd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanumangarhi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Hanuman Garhi, then make a trip to Shri Ram Janma Bhoomi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanak Bhavan Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ayodhya journey website .

Mumbai to Ayodhya is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Ayodhya

Historic Sites
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Kanak Bhavan Temple ©
Kanak Bhavan Temple
The Hanuman Garhi ©
The Hanuman Garhi

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham and ISKCON Vrindavan. Venture out of the city with trips to Vrindavan (Priyakant Ju Mandir & Banke Bihari Temple) and Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple (in Mathura). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dayal Bagh.

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Traveling by car from Ayodhya to Agra takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, daytime highs in Agra are 48°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vrindavan, Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple, Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Thu), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River.

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You can fly from Agra to Varanasi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Varanasi are 47°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bodh Gaya.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours Parks Nature
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Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple ©
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

1
night
Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya ©
One of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, Bodh Gaya has risen to international fame as the place where Prince Siddhartha sat under the Bodhi tree and gained enlightenment some 2,600 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): make a trip to Bodhi Tree, then admire the striking features of Mahabodhi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daijokyo Buddhist Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Metta Buddharam Temple.

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You can take a train from Varanasi to Bodh Gaya in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, daily temperatures in Bodh Gaya can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gaya.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites
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Mahabodhi Temple ©
Mahabodhi Temple
Bodhi Tree ©
Bodhi Tree
Metta Buddharam Temple ©
Metta Buddharam Temple

1
night
Gaya

Gaya
Gaya is a city of ancient historical and mythological significance. On the 9th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Koteshwarnath Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Monastery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rajayatna Tree.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gaya trip planner .

Gaya is very close to Bodh Gaya. In May in Gaya, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gaya

Historic Sites

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