9 days in Varanasi, Allahabad & Gaya Itinerary

9 days in Varanasi, Allahabad & Gaya Itinerary

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9 days in Varanasi, Allahabad & Gaya Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
1
Varanasi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Allahabad
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
3
Gaya
— 2 nights
End: Hyderabad

3
nights
Varanasi

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sarnath and Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath). Head to The Bed Silk & Pashmina and Varanasi Remembrancesfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Ganges River, don't miss a visit to Banaras Ghats, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Vishwanath Temple, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Varanasi planner

Hyderabad to Varanasi is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Allahabad.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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The Bed Silk & Pashmina ©
The Bed Silk & Pashmina
Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath) ©
Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath)
Sarnath ©
Sarnath

2
nights
Allahabad

Allahabad ©
Rising from the meeting point of three of India's holiest rivers, Allahabad has a long and colorful history.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Khusro Bagh, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at All Saints Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Anand Bhavan, and finally steep yourself in history at Allahabad Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): snap pictures at New Yamuna Bridge, snap pictures at Yamuna Bridge, don't miss a visit to Triveni Sangam Allahabad, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then explore and take pictures at Ewing Christian College, and finally look for gifts at Gaya Prasad Gokul Prasad Woollen Department.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Allahabad trip planner

Getting from Varanasi to Allahabad by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Gaya.

Things to do in Allahabad

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Allahabad Fort ©
Allahabad Fort
Anand Bhavan ©
Anand Bhavan
All Saints Cathedral ©
All Saints Cathedral

2
nights
Gaya

Gaya ©
Gaya is a city of ancient historical and mythological significance. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dungeshwari Cave Temples, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ratnaghara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rajayatna Tree, and finally don't miss a visit to Mangla Gauri Temple. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Koteshwarnath Temple, don't miss a visit to Pretshila Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brahmayoni Temple, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dungeshwari Hills, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaya Pind Daan.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gaya trip itinerary tool

You can drive from Allahabad to Gaya in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gaya

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Vishnupad Temple ©
Vishnupad Temple
Gaya Pind Daan ©
Gaya Pind Daan
Dungeshwari Cave Temples ©
Dungeshwari Cave Temples

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