17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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17 days in India Itinerary

Start: Palanpur
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h
1
Mathura
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Agra
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h
3
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Haridwar
— 1 night
Bus + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
6
Mussoorie
— Few hours
Drive:  6 h 15 min
7
Gangotri
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Kedarnath
— Few hours
Drive:  7 h
9
Kasol
— 1 night
Drive:  10 h
10
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
11
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  10 h 45 min
End: Palanpur

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.
Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banke Bihari Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Vrindavan.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mathura online journey planner.

Palanpur to Mathura is an approximately 9- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In January, daytime highs in Mathura are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vrindavan
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Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan
Banke Bihari Temple ©
Banke Bihari Temple

1
night
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Agra road trip planning website.

Getting from Mathura to Agra by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in February, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal

2
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarnath, don't miss a visit to Mulagandha Kuti Vihar, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Rajendraprasad Ghat, make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, then admire the landmark architecture of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Annapurna Devi Mandir, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vishalakshi Temple.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Varanasi day trip planner.

You can fly from Agra to Varanasi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. February in Varanasi sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Tours Nature
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Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath

3
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lakshman Jhula Bridge, River Rafting & Tubing, Gita Bhavan, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parmarth Niketan Ashram.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh day trip planning site.

Fly from Varanasi to Rishikesh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You will leave for Haridwar on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
River Rafting & Tubing
Lakshman Jhula Bridge ©
Lakshman Jhula Bridge

1
night
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 Moti Bazaar as well as Ganga Aarti at Haridwar. On the 7th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and then hunt for treasures at Moti Bazaar.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Haridwar travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Haridwar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Shopping
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Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar

few
hours
Mussoorie

Mussoorie
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Mussoorie holiday maker tool.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Haridwar to Mussoorie in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel to Gangotri.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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3
nights
Gangotri

Gangotri ©
Gangotri is a town and a Nagar Panchayat in Uttarkashi district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Gangotri is known for historic sites and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangotri Temple, admire the sheer force of Surya Kund, contemplate the waterfront views at Kedar Taal, and Head underground at Pandav Gufa.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gangotri driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mussoorie to Gangotri takes 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kedarnath.

Things to do in Gangotri

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Kedar Taal ©
Kedar Taal
Gangotri Temple ©
Gangotri Temple

few
hours
Kedarnath

Kedarnath ©
Kedarnath is a town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and has gained importance because of Kedarnath Temple. On the 11th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kedarnath Mandir.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kedarnath day trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gangotri to Kedarnath. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kasol.

Things to do in Kedarnath

Historic Sites
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Kedarnath Mandir ©
Kedarnath Mandir

1
night
Kasol

Kasol ©
Kasol is an emerging party destination for young backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Hot Water Spring.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kasol tour itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kedarnath to Kasol. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Kasol

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hot Water Spring
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Hot Water Spring ©
Hot Water Spring

1
night
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then hike along Ganji Pahari.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kasol to Dalhousie takes 10 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Ganji Pahari ©
Ganji Pahari

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Digamber Jain Temple.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Amritsar trip site.

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Amritsar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. February in Amritsar sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Parks Historic Sites
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

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