17 days in India & Kathmandu Itinerary

17 days in India & Kathmandu Itinerary

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17 days in India & Kathmandu Itinerary

Start: Bologna, Italy
Fly:  14​h
1
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
New Delhi, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Agra, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Pushkar, India
— 1 night
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
5
Jaisalmer, India
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + train:  17​h 15​min
End: Bologna, Italy

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.
Make the 25th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Make the 28th (Tue) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. Next up on the itinerary: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa, and don't miss a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kathmandu road trip planner .

Bologna, Italy to Kathmandu is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bologna to Kathmandu, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bologna in January, with highs in Kathmandu at 21°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
New Delhi, India

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, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Humayun's Tomb, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, don't miss a visit to India Gate, and see the interesting displays at National Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi attractions planning site .

You can fly from Kathmandu to New Delhi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Traveling from Kathmandu in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in New Delhi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

3
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Step out of Agra with an excursion to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur--about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 3rd (Mon) on the rails with a train tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, don't miss a visit to Jahangir Mahal, and step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Agra tour planner.

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Pushkar.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife

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

1
night
Pushkar, India

Immerse yourself in Hindu holy sites in one of the oldest cities in India, Pushkar--where even the camels wear jewels.
On the 4th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Brahma Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Pushkar Lake, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pushkar trip planner.

Drive from Agra to Pushkar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Pushkar

Spas Historic Sites Parks
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Spas & Wellness
Pushkar Lake ©
Pushkar Lake
Brahma Temple ©
Brahma Temple

3
nights
Jaisalmer, India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Spend the 6th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 7th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Jaisalmer Fort and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rishabhadeva Temple.

To find out how to plan a trip to Jaisalmer, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Pushkar to Jaisalmer in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. You will leave for home on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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