19 days in India & Kathmandu Itinerary

19 days in India & Kathmandu Itinerary

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19 days in India & Kathmandu Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  2 h 15 min
1
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Amritsar, India
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Dharamsala, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Pushkar, India
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  19 h 45 min
6
Hyderabad, India
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
7
Hampi, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
8
Bengaluru, India
— 1 night
Fly:  28 h
End: Mexico City, Mexico

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kathmandu day trip tool .

New Delhi, India to Kathmandu is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in December, with highs in Kathmandu at 22°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Helicopter Tours

1
night
Amritsar, India

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the striking features of Akal Takht, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally look for gifts at India House.

Make your Amritsar itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Kathmandu to Amritsar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Amritsar

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

3
nights
Dharamsala, India

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dharamsala is known for nature, historic sites, spas, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, and take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala day trip site .

You can drive from Amritsar to Dharamsala in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

2
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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, contemplate the long history of Jaigarh Fort, stop by Ratnavali Arts, and look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Jaipur trip builder .

You can fly from Dharamsala to Jaipur in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In December, daytime highs in Jaipur are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pushkar.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

2
nights
Pushkar, India

Pushkar ©
Immerse yourself in Hindu holy sites in one of the oldest cities in India, Pushkar--where even the camels wear jewels.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Vikas Handicrafts, explore the activities along Pushkar Lake, and then have some family-friendly fun at Xcapade Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Anasagar Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dargah Shariff, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Savitri Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pushkar travel route tool .

Getting from Jaipur to Pushkar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Pushkar

Historic Sites Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Ajmer
Highlights from your plan
Xcapade Adventures ©
Xcapade Adventures
Pushkar Lake ©
Pushkar Lake
Dargah Shariff ©
Dargah Shariff

1
night
Hyderabad, India

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Salar Jung Museum, explore the historical opulence of Golconda Fort, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hyderabad trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Pushkar to Hyderabad in 20 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Hampi.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum
Golconda Fort ©
Golconda Fort

3
nights
Hampi, India

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Step out of Hampi to go to Hospet and see Tungabhadra Dam, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, appreciate the history behind Statue of Ugra Narsimha, don't miss a visit to Dasara Dibba, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hampi road trip tool .

You can drive from Hyderabad to Hampi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Hyderabad in January, expect nights in Hampi to be somewhat warmer, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tungabhadra Dam
Highlights from your plan
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi

1
night
Bengaluru, India

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulsoor Subramanya Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, then get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bengaluru trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Hampi to Bengaluru takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Hampi in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Bengaluru. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
UB City ©
UB City

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