9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Drive:  6​h
1
Jhansi
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 45​min
2
Sri Ganganagar
— 1 night
Drive:  15​h 45​min
3
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Puri
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Lucknow

1
night
Jhansi

Jhansi ©
Jhansi is a historic city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. On the 24th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jude's Shrine.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jhansi trip planner .

Lucknow to Jhansi is an approximately 6-hour car ride. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lucknow in December since evenings lows in Jhansi dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sri Ganganagar.

Things to do in Jhansi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Orchha
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Chaturbhuj Temple ©
Chaturbhuj Temple
Orchha Fort ©
Orchha Fort
Chhatris Cenotaphs
Chhatris Cenotaphs

1
night
Sri Ganganagar

Sri Ganganagar ©
Sri Ganganagar is a planned city and the northern-most city of the Indian state of Rajasthan, situated near borders of Rajasthan and Punjab states and the international border of India and Pakistan. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Gol Bazaar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gauri Shankar Temple, then pause for some photo ops at Laila Majnu ki Mazar, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Balaji Dham.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sri Ganganagar day trip planner.

Getting from Jhansi to Sri Ganganagar by car takes about 15 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Sri Ganganagar

Historic Sites Shopping
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Balaji Dham ©
Balaji Dham
Gauri Shankar Temple ©
Gauri Shankar Temple

2
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: contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), take in the spiritual surroundings of Banaras Ghats, and don't miss a visit to Assi Ghat.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Varanasi trip builder tool .

You can drive from Sri Ganganagar to Varanasi in 20 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Varanasi can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puri.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Tours Parks
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Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath

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nights
Puri

Puri ©
An important place of Hindu pilgrimage, Puri features a wealth of holy and historic sites that draw in believers and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Konark Sun Temple, take a stroll through Raghurajpur Artist Village, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Puri Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagannath Temple. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Balighai Beach and then explore the activities along Chilika Lake.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Puri trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Varanasi to Puri in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Varanasi in December, expect Puri to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Konark Sun Temple
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Puri Beach ©
Puri Beach
Jagannath Temple ©
Jagannath Temple
Chilika Lake ©
Chilika Lake

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