9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pondicherry
+2
Fly + subway + train:  8​h 45​min
1
Vrindavan
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Mathura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Pondicherry

2
nights
Vrindavan

Vrindavan ©
The holy town of Vrindavan marks the place where the Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with The Sacred Lake Kusum Sarovar, then explore the activities along Radha Kund Lake, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Priyakant Ju Mandir.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vrindavan trip planning website .

Pondicherry to Vrindavan is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Vrindavan are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Mathura.

Things to do in Vrindavan

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bharatpur, Radha Kund Lake
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ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
Radha Kund Lake ©
Radha Kund Lake

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 4th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Govardhan Hill, then contemplate the waterfront views at Radha Kund, then get to know the resident critters at Elephant Conservation & Care Center, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Keshavji Gaudiya Math.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mathura trip itinerary builder .

Mathura is just a short distance from Vrindavan. In June, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Mathura

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Radha Kund ©
Radha Kund
Sri Keshavji Gaudiya Math ©
Sri Keshavji Gaudiya Math
Govardhan Hill ©
Govardhan Hill

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri and Lotus Throne. Your inner history buff will appreciate Agra Fort and Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Agra: Keoladeo National Park (in Bharatpur) and Fatehpur Sikri (Diwan-I-Khas & Jodhabai Palace). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and look for gifts at Life Handicrafts.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Agra trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mathura to Agra takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Fatehpur Sikri, Keoladeo National Park
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Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Sat), get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the long history of Rajpath, and finally see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Walking tours
Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan) ©

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