5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Start: Dubai
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 45​min
1
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 1 night
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h 15​min
3
Vrindavan
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Mathura
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Agra
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 7th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum and then examine the collection at Prantika.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip itinerary planning tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Shimla is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Shimla is 1 hour. In December, Shimla is a bit cooler than Dubai - with highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums
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Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Manali road trip planning app .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Vrindavan.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Spas Nature
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Spas

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Vrindavan

Vrindavan ©
The holy town of Vrindavan marks the place where the Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood.
On the 9th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Vrindavan and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham.

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Do a combination of flight and train from Manali to Vrindavan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Vrindavan are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mathura.

Things to do in Vrindavan

Historic Sites
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Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan

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hours
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 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Garud Govindji Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mathura road trip planning website .

Mathura is just a short distance from Vrindavan. Traveling from Vrindavan in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Mathura, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites
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Garud Govindji Temple ©
Garud Govindji Temple

1
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Agra

Agra ©
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 10th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Agra Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Spiritual Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Agra online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Mathura to Agra takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Museums Shopping
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Taj Gallery ©
Taj Gallery
Spiritual Museum ©
Spiritual Museum
Agra Art Gallery ©
Agra Art Gallery

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