13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
train:  27​h 30​min
Haridwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Dehradun
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
Mussoorie
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Agra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Mathura
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Vrindavan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
New Delhi
— 1 night
Drive:  16​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
nights
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ganga Aarti at Haridwar as well as Sureshwari Devi Mandir.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Haridwar trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Haridwar is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sri Mayapur Chandrodaya Mandir, ISKCON
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Gaurishankar Mahadev Temple ©
Gaurishankar Mahadev Temple
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, then snap pictures at Ram Jhula, then explore the fascinating underground world of Vashishta Gufa, and finally admire the sheer force of Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh journey planner.

Rishikesh is just a short distance from Haridwar. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dehradun.

Things to do in Rishikesh

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh ©
Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh
Ram Jhula ©
Ram Jhula
Lakshman Jhula ©
Lakshman Jhula

few
hours
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tapkeshwar Temple as well as Mindrolling Monastery. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mindrolling Monastery, admire the striking features of Clock Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tapkeshwar Temple, then Head underground at Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Sahastradhara.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dehradun trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Dehradun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Dehradun

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dehradun District
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Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani ©
Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani
Sahastradhara ©
Sahastradhara
Mindrolling Monastery ©
Mindrolling Monastery

3
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
You've added Lal Tibba, Mussoorie Lake, Gun Hill, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get great views at Cloud's End, hike along Camel's Back Road, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gun Hill, then don't miss a visit to Mussoorie Lake, and finally make a trip to Lal Tibba. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mussoorie road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Dehradun to Mussoorie takes an hour. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for Agra.

Things to do in Mussoorie

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
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Camel's Back Road ©
Camel's Back Road
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba
Gun Hill ©
Gun Hill

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Jama Masjid, Tomb of Mariam Zamani, Agra Fort, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, then take in nature's colorful creations at Ram Bagh, then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Akbar the Great, and finally admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Buland Darwaza, admire the landmark architecture of Jama Masjid, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Mariam Zamani, and finally don't miss a visit to Agra Fort.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Agra online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Mussoorie to Agra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Agra sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mathura.

Things to do in Agra

#Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Tomb of Akbar the Great, Buland Darwaza
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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.
For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mathura attractions planner .

You can drive from Agra to Mathura in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mathura can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You'll set off for Vrindavan on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Mathura

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature
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1
night
Vrindavan

Vrindavan ©
The holy town of Vrindavan marks the place where the Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood.
You've added The Sacred Lake Kusum Sarovar, Radha Kund Lake, ISKCON Vrindavan, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dwarkadhish Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Kans Qila, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex, take in the awesome beauty at Govardhan Hill, then head outdoors with The Sacred Lake Kusum Sarovar, and finally explore the activities along Radha Kund Lake.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vrindavan trip maker tool .

Vrindavan is very close to Mathura. In September, daytime highs in Vrindavan are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Vrindavan

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Mathura, Radha Kund Lake
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ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan
Banke Bihari Temple ©
Banke Bihari Temple
The Sacred Lake Kusum Sarovar ©
The Sacred Lake Kusum Sarovar

1
night
New Delhi

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes India Gate, Bahai Lotus Temple, Red Fort (Lal Quila), and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the striking features of Qutub Minar, get to know the fascinating history of Lodi Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Purana Qila, and finally make a trip to India Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), then explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bahai Lotus Temple.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the New Delhi road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Vrindavan to New Delhi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Childrens Museums
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
India Gate ©
India Gate
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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