9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
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Patna
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Lucknow
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
4
Fatehpur Sikri
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Agra
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
On the 21st (Thu), stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, wander the streets of Park Street, then examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dakshineswar Kali Temple. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalighat Kali Temple, then learn more about the world around you at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) day trip website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Kolkata (Calcutta). In March, daytime highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Patna.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Park Street ©
Park Street
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple

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Patna

Patna ©
Occupying the southern bank of the famous Ganges River, the state capital of Patna combines an important religious and regal heritage with a fast-growing commercial and transport hub.
On the 23rd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St Stephen's Church, take an in-depth tour of Bihar Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Har Mandir Takht, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Surya Mandir, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Begu Hajjam's Mosque.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Patna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Patna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Patna when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in March, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lucknow.

Things to do in Patna

Historic Sites Museums
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Har Mandir Takht ©
Har Mandir Takht
Surya Mandir ©
Surya Mandir
Bihar Museum ©
Bihar Museum

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Lucknow

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): examine the collection at The Residency, get engrossed in the history at 1857 Memorial Museum, then steep yourself in history at Rumi Darwaza, then admire the landmark architecture of Bara Imambara, and finally get to know the resident critters at Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Sri Radha Raman Bihari Ji Mandir, then tee off at Lucknow Golf Club, then take a stroll through Hazratganj, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Cathedral.

Before you visit Lucknow, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Patna to Lucknow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Patna in March since evenings lows in Lucknow dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fatehpur Sikri.

Things to do in Lucknow

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors
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Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj
The Residency ©
The Residency
Rumi Darwaza ©
Rumi Darwaza

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Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri ©
Fatehpur Sikri is a town in the Agra District of Uttar Pradesh, India. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dargah of Hzrt Saleem Chisti, don't miss a visit to Lotus Throne, then don't miss a visit to Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri, then admire the landmark architecture of Jodha Bai's Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Buland Darwaza.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fatehpur Sikri trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Lucknow to Fatehpur Sikri in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or take a train. March in Fatehpur Sikri sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can take a train to Agra.

Things to do in Fatehpur Sikri

Historic Sites
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Buland Darwaza ©
Buland Darwaza
Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri ©
Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri
Lotus Throne ©
Lotus Throne

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Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
You've added Tattva Spa, Jama Masjid, Perfect Agra Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. When in Agra, make a side trip to see Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, approximately Bharatpur away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, examine the collection at Spiritual Museum, and tour in style with a train tour.

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You can take a train from Fatehpur Sikri to Agra in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

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