8 days in North India Itinerary

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New Delhi
— 3 nights
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Agra
— 2 nights
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Varanasi
— 2 nights
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New Delhi — 3 nights

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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, admire the striking features of Jama Masjid, and contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi trip itinerary planner.

Chennai to New Delhi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Chennai in January, plan for a bit cooler days in New Delhi, with highs around 23°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Agra.
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Agra — 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stop by Mughal Carpet, then don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then stroll around Mehtab Bagh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Agra are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Varanasi.
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Varanasi — 2 nights

Spiritual Capital of India

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Sarnath and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birthplace of Sant Ravidas Seergovardhan Varanasi, examine the collection at Bharat Kala Bhavan, then explore the activities along Ganges River, and finally look for gifts at The Bed Silk & Pashmina.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Varanasi journey planning site.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Varanasi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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