21 days in India & Kathmandu Itinerary

21 days in India & Kathmandu Itinerary

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21 days in India & Kathmandu Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Agra, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
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Varanasi, India
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
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Bhopal, India
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Udaipur, India
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 30​min
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Jaipur, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
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Rishikesh, India
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: New Delhi, India

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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: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, see the interesting displays at National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. June in New Delhi sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) 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

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Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Spend the 15th (Sat) on the rails with a train tour. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, contemplate the long history of Shah Burj, make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Agra trip app .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Agra are 46°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the activities along Ganges River, and then make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Varanasi travel route planner.

Fly from Agra to Varanasi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in June, and nighttime lows around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Varanasi

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Dasaswamedh Ghat ©
Dasaswamedh Ghat

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, explore the different monuments and memorials at South Park Street Cemetery, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to College Street (Boi Para), learn more about the world around you at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), don't miss a visit to BBD Bagh, then snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, then stop by Kumortuli, and finally make a trip to Dakshineswar Kali Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) attractions site .

You can fly from Varanasi to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Varanasi, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kolkata (Calcutta), ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

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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 19th (Wed) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Make the 21st (Fri) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's still lots to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhunath Temple, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kathmandu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in June; daily highs in Kathmandu reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bhopal.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Helicopter Tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa

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Bhopal, India

Bhopal ©
A pair of vast lakes separate the old and the new in Bhopal, the state capital.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Aishbagh Stadium, then don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Cable Stay Bridge, and finally delve into the distant past at Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bhopal travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Kathmandu to Bhopal in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kathmandu in June, with highs in Bhopal at 43°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Bhopal

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi ©
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
Taj Mahal Palace ©
Taj Mahal Palace
Aishbagh Stadium ©
Aishbagh Stadium

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, then stop by Gothwal Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Udaipur trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Bhopal to Udaipur in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Udaipur are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

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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, shopping, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jaipur trip planning app .

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Jaipur sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind ©
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind

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Rishikesh, India

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, then take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rishikesh travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Rishikesh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Adventure Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
Lakshman Jhula ©
Lakshman Jhula

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