27 days in India, Bhutan & Greater London Itinerary

27 days in India, Bhutan & Greater London Itinerary

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27 days in India, Bhutan & Greater London Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Katra, India
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Jalandhar, India
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  4​h
3
New Delhi, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Jabalpur, India
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
5
Mangalore, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Varanasi, India
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Punakha, Bhutan
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  15​h 15​min
10
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Romford, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
Katra, India

Located at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra serves as a base for the great pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): make a trip to Kol Kandoli Mata Mandir and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Baba Dhansar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhairo Baba Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nau Devi Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Agar Jitoo.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Katra route builder .

London, UK to Katra is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST) is 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jalandhar.

Things to do in Katra

Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Agar Jitoo, Kol Kandoli Mata Mandir, Baba Dhansar
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
Bhairo Baba Temple ©
Bhairo Baba Temple
Baba Dhansar ©
Baba Dhansar

1
night
Jalandhar, India

Jalandhar ©
Jalandhar, formerly known as Jullundur in British India, is a city in the Doaba region of the northwestern Indian state of Punjab. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Wonderland Theme Park, then get your game on at Prithvi's Planet, and then don't miss a visit to Rangla Punjab Haveli. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiv Mandir, explore and take pictures at Pushpa Gujral Science City, then have fun at Colonelz SharpShooterz, then get your game on at The Fun Factory, and finally look for gifts at Lovely Sweets House Pvt Ltd.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jalandhar planner .

Traveling by car from Katra to Jalandhar takes 6 hours. In March in Jalandhar, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jalandhar

Fun & Games Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Fun Factory ©
The Fun Factory
Wonderland Theme Park ©
Wonderland Theme Park
Rangla Punjab Haveli ©
Rangla Punjab Haveli

4
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Humayun's Tomb, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

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

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Jalandhar to New Delhi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In March, New Delhi is somewhat warmer than Jalandhar - with highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Jabalpur.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

St. James' Church
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Barney's Den ©
Barney's Den
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

1
night
Jabalpur, India

Jabalpur ©
Many of the cultural and natural attractions of Jabalpur stem from the city's surrounding abundance of marble.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pisanhari Ki Madiya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaushat Yogini, then make a trip to Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat, and finally make a trip to narmada river puja.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jabalpur trip planner.

Explore your travel options from New Delhi to Jabalpur with the Route module. In March in Jabalpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Mangalore.

Things to do in Jabalpur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pisanhari Ki Madiya ©
Pisanhari Ki Madiya
narmada river puja ©
narmada river puja
Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat ©
Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat

3
nights
Mangalore, India

Mangalore ©
A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
Attractions like Kottancheri Hills and Ananthapura Lake Temple make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mangalore: Udupi (Padubidri Beach, Kapu Beach, & more) and Kasaragod (Elephent Fall Charladka, Madhur Temple, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Sasihithlu Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sebastian Church, Bendur, Mangalore, and enjoy the sand and surf at Surathkal Beach.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Mangalore online sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jabalpur to Mangalore. Traveling from Jabalpur in April, expect nights in Mangalore to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Mangalore

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kasaragod, Udupi, St. Mary's Island
Highlights from your plan
Kottancheri Hills ©
Kottancheri Hills
Mogral River ©
Mogral River
Madhur Temple ©
Madhur Temple

1
night
Varanasi, India

Varanasi
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.
On the 6th (Sat), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, then don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, and finally contemplate the long history of Rajendraprasad Ghat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): look and learn at Man Singh Observatory, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishalakshi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarnath.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Varanasi sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Mangalore to Varanasi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mangalore in April, you will find days in Varanasi are somewhat warmer (45°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Punakha.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ganges River
Ganges River
Man Singh Observatory ©
Man Singh Observatory
Walking tours

1
day
Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
On the 8th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi L'hakhang Temple, make a trip to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and finally snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Punakha visit planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Varanasi to Punakha in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi L'hakhang Temple ©
Chimi L'hakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

3
nights
Thimphu, Bhutan

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Thimphu is known for scenic drive, wildlife, museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, tee off at Royal Thimphu Golf Course, get a sense of history and politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), and cruise along Dochula Pass.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Thimphu travel planner.

Traveling by car from Punakha to Thimphu takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Thimphu

Outdoors Tours Golf
Highlights from your plan
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Motithang Takin Preserve ©
Motithang Takin Preserve
Climbing Tours

3
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
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.
Kids will enjoy Eco Tourism Park and Nicco Parks & Resorts Limited. Take a break from Kolkata (Calcutta) with a short trip to Tarapith Temple in Tarapith, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, get curious at Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, don't miss a visit to College Street (Boi Para), and get in on the family fun at Science City.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Thimphu to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Thimphu in April, things will get much hotter in Kolkata (Calcutta): highs are around 42°C and lows about 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Richmond-upon-Thames.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Tarapith Temple
Highlights from your plan
Science City ©
Science City
Tarapith Temple ©
Tarapith Temple

1
night
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom

Richmond-upon-Thames ©
A holiday in Richmond-upon-Thames ensures a chance to enjoy one of Greater London's greenest, fanciest, and most spacious neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): enjoy some diversion at Northala Fields, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and then admire the natural beauty at Isabella Plantation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Old Deer Park, explore and take pictures at Wembley Stadium, then identify plant and animal life at Ruislip Lido, and finally get your game on at Dinosaur Escape Adventure Golf.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Richmond-upon-Thames trip planner.

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Richmond-upon-Thames in 15.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Richmond-upon-Thames. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in April, things will get colder in Richmond-upon-Thames: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Romford.

Things to do in Richmond-upon-Thames

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Northolt, Wembley Stadium, Ruislip Lido
Highlights from your plan
Isabella Plantation ©
Isabella Plantation
Dinosaur Escape Adventure Golf ©
Dinosaur Escape Adventure Golf
Northala Fields ©
Northala Fields

2
nights
Romford, United Kingdom

Romford ©
Romford is a large town in East London, England, and the administrative centre of the London Borough of Havering. On the 17th (Wed), have some family-friendly fun at Stubbers Activity and Adventure Centre, then delve into the lush surroundings at Thames Chase Forest Centre, and then have some family-friendly fun at Moby Adventure Golf.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Romford trip itinerary app .

Drive from Richmond-upon-Thames to Romford in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Romford

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Upminster
Highlights from your plan
Bedfords Park ©
Bedfords Park
Stubbers Adventure Centre ©
Stubbers Adventure Centre
Moby Adventure Golf ©
Moby Adventure Golf

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