16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Varanasi
— 3 nights
train:  19 h 30 min
2
Mathura
— 2 nights
train:  27 h 30 min
3
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
5
Haridwar
— 1 day
Drive:  45 min
6
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
End: New Delhi

3
nights
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: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Manikarnika Ghat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banaras Ghats, and explore the galleries of Ruchika Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Varanasi road trip planning app.

New Delhi to Varanasi is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mathura.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Historic Sites Parks
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Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Mathura

Mathura ©
Split by the sacred Yamuna River, Mathura's claim to fame is being the birthplace of Krishna, the widely revered Hindu god.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banke Bihari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Priyakant Ju Mandir. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Govardhan Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex, and then don't miss a visit to Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mathura vacation builder app.

Explore your travel options from Varanasi to Mathura with the Route module. In March, daytime highs in Mathura are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Vrindavan
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Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
Banke Bihari Temple ©
Banke Bihari Temple
Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex ©
Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex

2
nights
Amritsar

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 30th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple. On the next day, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and then admire the striking features of Akal Takht.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amritsar journey tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mathura to Amritsar. In March, Amritsar is slightly colder than Mathura - with highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dharamsala is known for nature, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, look for gifts at Kushi Boutique, and take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dharamsala itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Amritsar to Dharamsala in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Haridwar.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

1
day
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Swami Vivekanand Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Haridwar tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Haridwar takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Swami Vivekanand Park ©
Swami Vivekanand Park

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 6th (Tue), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): snap pictures at Ram Jhula and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rishikesh journey maker app.

Getting from Haridwar to Rishikesh by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Spas

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