34 days in India, Kathmandu & Pokhara Itinerary

34 days in India, Kathmandu & Pokhara Itinerary

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34 days in India, Kathmandu & Pokhara Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Train:  5​h
1
Vadodara, India
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Ahmedabad, India
— 3 nights
3
Udaipur, India
— 1 night
train:  10​h
4
Jodhpur, India
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  6​h 15​min
5
Jaisalmer, India
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Jaipur, India
— 4 nights
7
Agra, India
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
8
New Delhi, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
9
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 4 nights
bus:  7​h
10
Pokhara, Nepal
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
11
Varanasi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai, India


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1
night
Vadodara, India

Vadodara ©
Tourism in Vadodara, the cultural capital of Gujarat, thrives on four major palace complexes, great regional dance performances, gardens and galleries, and a number of museums offering a wide variety of events, activities, and things to see.
On the 26th (Tue), stroll around Sayaji Baug, examine the collection at Baroda Museum And Picture Gallery, explore the historical opulence of Lukshmi Vilas Palace, see the interesting displays at Maharaja Fatesingh Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nandalay Haveli, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kayavarohan Shiva Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanumanji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Aksharpurushottam Swaminarayan Mandir Haridham,Sokhada, take in nature's colorful creations at Nimeta Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Sursagar Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of EME Temple, and finally browse the different shops at Inorbit Mall Vadodara.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vadodara trip planning app .

Mumbai to Vadodara is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can take a train to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Vadodara

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kayavarohan Shiva Temple, Hanumanji Temple
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EME Temple ©
EME Temple
Lukshmi Vilas Palace ©
Lukshmi Vilas Palace
Sayaji Baug ©
Sayaji Baug

3
nights
Ahmedabad, India

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Explore hidden gems such as Akshardham and Kankaria Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Ahmedabad side-trips: Shree Santram Samadhi Sthan (in Nadiad), Shree Ranchhodray Ji Mandir (in Kheda) and Adalaj Trimandir (in Gandhinagar). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Sabarmati Riverfront, steep yourself in history at Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, make a trip to Sidi Saeed Mosque, and get curious at Vikram Sarabhai Space Exhibition.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ahmedabad trip planner .

You can take a train from Vadodara to Ahmedabad in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Ahmedabad, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Udaipur.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shree Santram Samadhi Sthan, Shree Ranchhodray Ji Mandir, Adalaj Trimandir
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Kankaria Lake ©
Kankaria Lake
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

1
night
Udaipur, India

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the galleries of City Palace of Udaipur, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take a leisurely stroll along Gangaur Ghat, then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Animal Aid Unlimited, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the activities along Lake Pichola, then admire the landmark architecture of Fateh Prakash Palace, then take some stellar pictures from Ambrai Ghat, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bada Mahal.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Udaipur trip itinerary app .

Drive from Ahmedabad to Udaipur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Ahmedabad in December, with highs in Udaipur at 29°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
Walking tours

2
nights
Jodhpur, India

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Explore hidden gems such as Zipline and JG Art and Crafts. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chamunda Mata Temple, appreciate the history behind Jaswant Thada, and contemplate the long history of Loha Pol.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Jodhpur journey maker website .

You can drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. December in Jodhpur sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Zipline
Safaris

2
nights
Jaisalmer, India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jain Temples and Mandir Palace. There's still lots to do: stop by Jai Shankar Handicrafts, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Tazia Tower, and see the interesting displays at Desert Culture Centre & Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaisalmer trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples
Jai Shankar Handicrafts ©
Jai Shankar Handicrafts

4
nights
Jaipur, India

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at EleSafari and Amer Jeep Safari. Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur trip maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Walking tours
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace

3
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Seva Kunj. Change things up with these side-trips from Agra: Radha Damodar Temple (in Vrindavan) and Fatehpur Sikri (Diwan-I-Khas, Lotus Throne, & more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, and contemplate the long history of Tomb of Akbar the Great.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Agra trip planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Agra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Fatehpur Sikri, Vrindavan, Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Photography Tours

4
nights
New Delhi, India

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Photography Tours. Step out of New Delhi with an excursion to Sai Ka Angan Temple in Gurugram (Gurgaon)--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour in style with a train tour, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chhatarpur Temple, and take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip builder app .

You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sai Ka Angan Temple
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Food Tours
Walking tours
Photography Tours

4
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Explore hidden gems such as Photography Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Kathmandu to Bhaktapur to see Changu Narayan about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kopan Monastery, don't miss a visit to Patan Durbar Square, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kathmandu trip itinerary site .

Getting from New Delhi to Kathmandu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: high temperatures in Kathmandu hover around 22°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Patan (Lalitpur), Changu Narayan
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Photography Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

3
nights
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas & Wellness and Gurkha Memorial Museum. And it doesn't end there: trek along with Hiking & Camping Tours, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), and stroll around Pandeli Park, Sarangkot.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pokhara itinerary planner.

Pokhara is just a stone's throw from Kathmandu. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kathmandu in December since evenings lows in Pokhara dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Varanasi.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Climbing Tours
Spas & Wellness
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
Varanasi, India

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Spas & Wellness and Dasaswamedh Ghat. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Banaras Ghats, take in the spiritual surroundings of Batuk Bhairav Mandir, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple), and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Varanasi tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Pokhara to Varanasi takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train. December in Varanasi sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Spas Parks
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Walking tours
Spas & Wellness
Dasaswamedh Ghat ©
Dasaswamedh Ghat

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