20 days in India, Kathmandu & Nagarkot Itinerary

20 days in India, Kathmandu & Nagarkot Itinerary

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20 days in India, Kathmandu & Nagarkot Itinerary

Start: Lima, Peru
Fly:  30​h
1
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Dharamsala, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Agra, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
5
Khajuraho, India
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
6
Varanasi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
7
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Nagarkot, Nepal
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Lima, Peru

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex, Chandni Chowk and Jama Masjid. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, then examine the collection at Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex, and then make a trip to India Gate. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Jama Masjid, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), hunt for treasures at Chandni Chowk, steep yourself in history at Humayun's Tomb, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lodhi Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

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Lima, Peru to New Delhi is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Lima to New Delhi. Traveling from Lima in October, you will find days in New Delhi are warmer (39°C), and nights are a bit warmer (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

2
nights
Dharamsala, India

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stop by Kushi Boutique, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, then deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple. On your second day here, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalachakra Temple, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Dharamsala attractions planning site .

Getting from New Delhi to Dharamsala by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Spas

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.
Amber Palace and Jal Mahal are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Jaigarh Fort and Nahargarh Fort will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple (Galta Ji), view the masterpieces at Jitesh Arts, and don't miss a visit to Birla Mandir Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Jaipur itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dharamsala to Jaipur in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in October, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

2
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, then admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Agra road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Chhatarpur District.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal ©
Gurudwara Guru ka Tal

2
nights
Khajuraho, India

Khajuraho ©
Most visitors come to Khajuraho to see the 1,000-year-old erotic rock carvings at a cluster of World Heritage-listed Hindu and Jain temples.
On the 28th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaturbhuj Temple. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Khajuraho, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Temple, then contemplate the long history of Pratapeswar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chitragupta Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Devi Jagdamba Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Khajuraho holiday site .

You can fly from Agra to Khajuraho in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Khajuraho

Historic Sites Spas Nature

Side Trip

Raneh Falls
Highlights from your plan
Devi Jagdamba Temple ©
Devi Jagdamba Temple
Khajuraho ©
Khajuraho
Chitragupta Temple ©
Chitragupta Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, make a trip to Banaras Ghats, and then don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Rajendraprasad Ghat, admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Annapurna Devi Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarnath, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vishalakshi Temple.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Khajuraho to Varanasi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Varanasi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Varanasi

Spas Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Banaras Ghats ©
Banaras Ghats

3
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu ©
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.
Nepal Yoga Home has been added to your itinerary. Thamel and Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Boudhanath Stupa and Bhadrakali Temple for their historical value. Step out of Kathmandu with an excursion to Dattatreya Temple in Bhaktapur--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple, contemplate the long history of Kathmandu Durbar Square, and make a trip to Mandala Street.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kathmandu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Varanasi to Kathmandu takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and flight; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Varanasi in October; daily highs in Kathmandu reach 31°C and lows reach 17°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel to Nagarkot.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Spas Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Nepal Yoga Home ©
Nepal Yoga Home
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple

1
night
Nagarkot, Nepal

Nagarkot ©
Nagarkot is a former Village Development Committee located 32 km east of Kathmandu, Nepal in Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone and as of 2015 part of Nagarkot Municipality. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get great views at Nagarkot View point tower and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery.

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Drive from Kathmandu to Nagarkot in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In November in Nagarkot, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nagarkot

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery ©
Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery
Nagarkot View point tower ©
Nagarkot View point tower

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