25 days in India, Kathmandu & Pokhara Itinerary

25 days in India, Kathmandu & Pokhara Itinerary

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25 days in India, Kathmandu & Pokhara Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  18​h
1
Mumbai, India
— 3 nights
bus:  17​h
2
Badami, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
3
Ajanta, India
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 30​min
4
Mandla, India
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
5
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
6
Pokhara, Nepal
— 1 night
+2
Fly + subway + train:  7​h
7
Agra, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Udaipur, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Jodhpur, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
11
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
12
Leh, India
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada


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3
nights
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahalakshmi Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Babu Amichand Panalal Jain Temple. Keep things going the next day: race across the water with a speed boat tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nerul Balaji Temple, identify plant and animal life at Karnala Bird Sanctuary, then admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mount Mary Basilica.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mumbai trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Mumbai is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time is 10 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Toronto in November; daily highs in Mumbai reach 40°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Badami.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Bene Israel Cemetery, Nerul Balaji Temple
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Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica
Mahalakshmi Temple ©
Mahalakshmi Temple
Babulnath Temple ©
Babulnath Temple

2
nights
Badami, India

Badami ©
Famous for its cave temples, Badami served as the capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 CE--and this rich history has left plenty of things to do for visitors today.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Badami Cave Temples. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): Head underground at Badami Cave Temples, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banashankari Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangameshwara Temple, contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangameshvara Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kashivishveshar Shiva Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Badami online trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mumbai to Badami. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Ajanta.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pattadakal
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Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal
Virupaksha Temple ©
Virupaksha Temple

1
night
Ajanta, India

Ajanta
World-famous for its spellbinding prayer halls and cave temples carved into a horseshoe-shaped rock face, Ajanta lies in a mountainous region of a remote river valley.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ajanta road trip site .

You can drive from Badami to Ajanta in 13 hours. In November in Ajanta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 18th (Mon), you'll travel to Mandla.

Things to do in Ajanta

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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hours
Mandla, India

Mandla
Mandla is a town with municipality in Mandla district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Mandla Plant Fossils National Park, explore the striking landscape at Kala Pahad, don't miss a visit to Garam Pani Kund, then delve into the distant past at Vishnu Mandir Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Begum Mahal.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mandla sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Ajanta to Mandla in 14 hours. In November, daytime highs in Mandla are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Mandla

Parks Nature Wildlife

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.
You've added Chitwan National Park, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Nagarjun Forest Reserve, and other attractions to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Changu Narayan and Nyatapola Temple are in your itinerary. There's more to do: get out on two wheels at Himalayan Leaders.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kathmandu trip builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mandla to Kathmandu. In November, Kathmandu is slightly colder than Mandla - with highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bhaktapur, Chitwan National Park
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Changu Narayan ©
Changu Narayan
Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple

1
night
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nature & Wildlife Tours. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Bat Cave, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then stop by Himalayan Threads Handicrafts Shop, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peace Temple. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Seti River Gourge, Head underground at Gupteswar Gupha, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Barahi temple, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bindhya Basini Temple.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pokhara trip itinerary maker tool .

Pokhara is very close to Kathmandu. Traveling from Kathmandu in November, Pokhara is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Agra.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bindhya Basini Temple ©
Bindhya Basini Temple
Seti River Gourge ©
Seti River Gourge

2
nights
Agra, India

Agra ©
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Keoladeo National Park, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then admire the striking features of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): admire the striking features of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, then make a trip to Shri Mankameshwar Mandir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, and finally contemplate the long history of Shah Burj.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Agra trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Pokhara to Agra in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Pokhara in November, expect nights in Agra to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Tue) before leaving for Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
Highlights from your plan
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Moti Dungari Temple as well as Ranthambore National Park. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Gopinath Temple and then admire the landmark architecture of Amber Palace. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Ranthambore National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur trip planner.

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Ranthambore National Park
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Govind Dev Ji Temple ©
Govind Dev Ji Temple

2
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.
City Palace of Udaipur and Jagdish Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: look for gifts at Gothwal Art and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Udaipur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Udaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Udaipur

Tours Shopping Outdoors

2
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.
Mehrangarh Fort has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort and then explore the ancient world of Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well).

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You can drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Jodhpur can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rajpath and Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary. Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib and Chhatarpur Temple will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Delhi: Gurugram (Gurgaon) (Basai Wetlands & Aravalli Bio Diversity Park). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Humayun's Tomb, look for all kinds of wild species at Jahanpanah City Forest, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sai Baba Temple, and contemplate the long history of India Gate.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read New Delhi trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Jodhpur to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Jodhpur in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New Delhi: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 10°C at night. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel to Leh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Chhatarpur Temple ©
Chhatarpur Temple
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

1
night
Leh, India

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Likir Gompa. Take a break from the city and head to Tanglang La and Zanskar the Virgin Valley. Get some cultural insight at Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib and Hemis Monastery. Go for a jaunt from Leh to Alchi to see Alchi Monastary about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Stakna Monastery, and contemplate the long history of Basgo gompa.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Leh trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from New Delhi to Leh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hemis Monastery
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Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Tanglang La ©
Tanglang La
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa ©
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa

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