21 days in Varanasi, Agra & New Delhi Itinerary

21 days in Varanasi, Agra & New Delhi Itinerary

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21 days in Varanasi, Agra & New Delhi Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Varanasi
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Agra
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
New Delhi
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

4
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 nature, historic sites, shopping, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Ganges River, don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarnath.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Varanasi online visit planner .

Mumbai to Varanasi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in December; daily highs in Varanasi reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

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

9
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Step out of Agra to go to Bharatpur and see Keoladeo National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 5th (Sat) on the rails with a train tour. Spend the 7th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and stroll through Wildlife SOS.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Agra day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

7
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.
Spend the 17th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akshardham, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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