8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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Start: New York City
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
3
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: New York City

2
nights
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), step into the grandiose world of Red Fort, and enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi travel route planner.

New York City, USA to New Delhi is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 10.5 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in March; daily highs in New Delhi reach 85°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
India Gate ©
India Gate

1
night
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Swami Vivekanand Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Haridwar trip planner.

You can fly from New Delhi to Haridwar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

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

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenlet the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then snap pictures at Ram Jhula.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Haridwar to Rishikesh by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Spas
Ram Jhula ©
Ram Jhula

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 20th (Fri), make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, explore the activities along Ganges River, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Annapurna Devi Mandir, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Sarnath, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vishalakshi Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Varanasi trip planner.

Fly from Rishikesh to Varanasi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Varanasi can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

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

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