8 days in Varanasi, Punjab & Chandigarh Itinerary

8 days in Varanasi, Punjab & Chandigarh Itinerary

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Varanasi
— 2 nights
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Amritsar
— 1 night
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Jalandhar
— 1 night
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Ludhiana
— 1 night
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Patiala
— 1 night
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Chandigarh
— 1 night

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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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the galleries of Ruchika Art Gallery, admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birthplace of Sant Ravidas Seergovardhan Varanasi.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Varanasi tour planner.

Lucknow to Varanasi is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours · Nature · Parks
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Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath

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Amritsar

A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Amritsar trip planner.

You can fly from Varanasi to Amritsar in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Varanasi in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Amritsar, with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jalandhar.

Things to do in Amritsar

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
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Food Tours
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple

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Jalandhar

Jalandhar ©
Jalandhar, formerly known as Jullundur in British India, is a city in the Doaba region of the northwestern Indian state of Punjab. On the 19th (Sat), stop by Lovely Sweets House Pvt Ltd, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tulsi Mandir Temple, then contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Talhan Sahib Ji, and finally don't miss a visit to Rangla Punjab Haveli.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jalandhar visit planning website.

You can drive from Amritsar to Jalandhar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Jalandhar sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ludhiana.

Things to do in Jalandhar

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Gurudwara Talhan Sahib Ji ©
Gurudwara Talhan Sahib Ji
Rangla Punjab Haveli ©
Rangla Punjab Haveli
Lovely Sweets House Pvt Ltd ©
Lovely Sweets House Pvt Ltd

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Ludhiana

Ludhiana ©
Ludhiana is a city and a municipal corporation in Ludhiana district in the Indian state of Punjab, and is the largest city north of Delhi. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib Ludhiana and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Nanaksar Jagroan.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ludhiana journey planner.

Traveling by car from Jalandhar to Ludhiana takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Patiala.

Things to do in Ludhiana

Historic Sites
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Gurudwara Nanaksar Jagroan ©
Gurudwara Nanaksar Jagroan
Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib Ludhiana ©
Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib Ludhiana

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Patiala

Patiala ©
Patiala is a city in southeastern Punjab, in northern India. On the 21st (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Baradari Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurdwara Shri Dukhniwaran Sahib, Patiala, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Temple, and finally gain insight at Qila Bahadurgarh.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Patiala trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Ludhiana to Patiala takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Patiala

Historic Sites · Parks
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Gurdwara Shri Dukhniwaran Sahib, Patiala ©
Gurdwara Shri Dukhniwaran Sahib, Patiala
Qila Bahadurgarh ©
Qila Bahadurgarh
Kali Temple ©
Kali Temple

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Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden, then walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, then explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, and finally make a trip to Urban Theka.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh trip planner.

You can drive from Patiala to Chandigarh in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks · Nature
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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Chandigarh Rose Garden ©
Chandigarh Rose Garden

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