24 days in India & Nepal Itinerary

24 days in India & Nepal Itinerary

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Mumbai, India
— 1 night
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Pokhara, Nepal
— 2 nights
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Kathmandu, Nepal
— 2 nights
4
Darjeeling, India
— 1 night
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Gangtok, India
— 1 night
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Manali, India
— 1 day
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Jaipur, India
— 4 nights
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Udaipur, India
— 3 nights
9
Jodhpur, India
— 3 nights
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Goa, India
— 4 nights

1
night
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Zaveri Bazaar, don't miss a visit to Gateway of India, then look for gifts at Bungalow Eight, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Rhythm Art Gallery, take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, and finally cruise along Marine Drive.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mumbai itinerary builder tool.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Mumbai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Mumbai

Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bungalow Eight ©
Bungalow Eight
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

2
nights
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peace Temple. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then examine the collection at International Mountain Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

Plan a Pokhara trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Mumbai to Pokhara in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Nepal Time is 0.2 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect nights in Pokhara to be little chillier, around 10°C, while days are colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Peace Temple ©
Peace Temple
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take a stroll through Thamel, then make a trip to Kathmandu Durbar Square, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhunath Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do some two-wheel cruising with Himalayan Leaders, explore the world behind art at Patan Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kathmandu itinerary planning site.

Do a combination of flight and car from Pokhara to Kathmandu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Kathmandu when traveling from Pokhara in December, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Patan Museum
Highlights from your plan
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo ©
Thamel ©
Thamel

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night
Darjeeling, India

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, look for gifts at Life and Leaf Fair Trade Shop, then examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Darjeeling itinerary maker site.

Getting from Kathmandu to Darjeeling by combination of flight and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, train, and taxi. You'll gain 0.2 hours traveling from Kathmandu to Darjeeling due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kathmandu in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Darjeeling: highs are around 30°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gangtok.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

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Gangtok, India

Gangtok ©
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Nathula, explore the activities along Tsongmo Lake, and then stop by MG Marg.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gangtok online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
MG Marg ©
MG Marg

1
day
Manali, India

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 1st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, then examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally explore the activities along Beas River.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Manali online day trip planner.

Fly from Gangtok to Manali in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Siyali Mahadev Temple ©
Siyali Mahadev Temple

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and EleSafari. Head to Gyan Museum and Jitesh Artsfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, browse for treasures at Gem Plaza, and take in the exciting artwork at Jewels Lake Palace , Jaipur.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Manali to Jaipur in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Jaipur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife · Museums · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at City Palace of Udaipur and Bagore Ki Haveli Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Lake Pichola and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Udaipur with an excursion to Art Haveli in Delwara--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, stop by Little Armani, make a trip to Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Udaipur vacation builder site.

You can fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Udaipur, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Art Haveli
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Bagore Ki Haveli Museum ©
Bagore Ki Haveli Museum
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Pal Balaji Temple, delve into the distant past at Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well), and take in the exciting artwork at Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School.

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

You can drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Jodhpur can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Zipline

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nights
Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Agonda Beach and Baga Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Goa and Basilica of Bom Jesus. There's much more to do: stop by Literati Bookshop & Cafe, kick back and relax at Palolem Beach, identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda, and hunt for treasures at Margao Market.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Goa road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Jodhpur to Goa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Jodhpur in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Goa, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

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