28 days in India & Kathmandu Itinerary

28 days in India & Kathmandu Itinerary

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28 days in India & Kathmandu Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Lakshadweep, India
— 1 day
Drive:  11​h
3
Gokarna, India
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Goa, India
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
5
Lavasa, India
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
6
Lonavala, India
— 1 night
+3
Train + Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  8​h
7
Nainital, India
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
8
Rishikesh, India
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 30​min
9
Pahalgam, India
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  4​h 30​min
10
Shimla, India
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Kufri, India
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
12
Manali, India
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  7​h
13
Darjeeling, India
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
14
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
15
Shillong, India
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
16
Neil Island, India
— 1 day
Travel:  3​h 30​min
17
Havelock Island, India
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
18
Port Blair, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Bengaluru, India

2
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Palamalai Ranganathar Temple and Karaimadai Ranganathar Temple will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Doddabetta Peak and MacIvor's Bund. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, look for gifts at Higginbotham's Bookstore, contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, and admire the verdant scenery at Mukurthi Dam.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner .

Bengaluru to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, expect nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lakshadweep.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Coimbatore
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Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Mukurthi Dam ©
Mukurthi Dam
Palamalai Ranganathar Temple ©
Palamalai Ranganathar Temple

1
day
Lakshadweep, India

Lakshadweep ©
Lakshadweep tourism thrives due to its remote and secluded appeal and coral reefs.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): kick back and relax at Agatti Island.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lakshadweep route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Lakshadweep. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gokarna.

Things to do in Lakshadweep

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Agatti Island ©
Agatti Island

1
day
Gokarna, India

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahabaleswara Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Om Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Mahaganapathi Temple.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Gokarna trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lakshadweep to Gokarna. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Goa.

Things to do in Gokarna

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Mahabaleswara Temple ©
Mahabaleswara Temple

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Goa and Basilica of Bom Jesus. Visiting Agonda Beach and Palolem Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Sheek Emporium, steep yourself in history at Mahalaxmi Temple, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cavelossim Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Goa trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Gokarna to Goa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lavasa.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Cavelossim Beach ©
Cavelossim Beach

1
day
Lavasa, India

Lavasa ©
A planned city, Lavasa is meant to resemble an Italian hillside town.
On the 9th (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along Lakeside Promenade.

For more things to do and tourist information, use the Lavasa trip itinerary website .

Explore your travel options from Goa to Lavasa with the Route module. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lonavala.
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Lakeside Promenade ©
Lakeside Promenade

1
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Lonavala, India

The hill station of Lonavala has developed into a resort town popular with Mumbai and Pune residents.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Sunil's Celebrity Wax Museum, steep yourself in history at Lohagad Fort, then explore the fascinating underground world of Karla Caves, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lonavala driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Lavasa to Lonavala in 3 hours. April in Lonavala sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Lonavala

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Parasailing & Paragliding
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lohagad Fort ©
Lohagad Fort
Karla Caves ©
Karla Caves

1
day
Nainital, India

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Tibetan Market, look for gifts at The Pahari Store, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, then explore the activities along Nainital Lake, and finally meet the residents at High Altitude Zoo.

Plan my Nainital trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Lonavala to Nainital in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
The Pahari Store ©
The Pahari Store

2
nights
Rishikesh, India

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Cooking Masala, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rishikesh journey tool .

You can drive from Nainital to Rishikesh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Haridwar
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
River Rafting & Tubing
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

1
night
Pahalgam, India

Pahalgam ©
Across the landscape of alpine peaks, conifer forests, and mountain lakes that surrounds Pahalgam lie a number of sites of spiritual importance, and a great biodiversity of wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): make a trip to Chandanwari, then play a few rounds at Pahalgam Golf Course, and then appreciate the views at Aru Valley.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pahalgam driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Rishikesh to Pahalgam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Pahalgam can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Outdoors Golf Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pahalgam Golf Course ©
Pahalgam Golf Course
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Chandanwari ©
Chandanwari

1
night
Shimla, India

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then see the interesting displays at Prantika, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Shimla trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Pahalgam to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kufri.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex ©
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

1
night
Kufri, India

Kufri
Kufri is a small hill station in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh state in India. Start your trip to Kufri by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Shimla to Kufri in an hour. On the 16th (Tue), you'll travel to Manali.

Things to do in Kufri

Parks Wildlife

1
night
Manali, India

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 17th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then get engrossed in the history at International Roerich Memorial Trust, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghatotkach Tree Templ, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Manali trip website .

Getting from Kufri to Manali by car takes about 8.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Manu Temple ©
Manu Temple

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): meet the residents at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Snow Leopard Breeding Centre, then examine the collection at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Darjeeling online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Manali to Darjeeling takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Patan Museum and Boudhanath Stupa. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Climbing Tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple, take a stroll through Thamel, look for gifts at SK Handicraft Exports, and hunt for treasures at Asan.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kathmandu trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Darjeeling to Kathmandu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and car. Traveling from Darjeeling in April, expect Kathmandu to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Shillong.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Patan Museum
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Patan Museum ©
Patan Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa

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Shillong, India

Shillong ©
Established as the capital of Assam by the British, the hill station of Shillong today serves as the capital of Meghalaya, created in 1972.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take a stroll through Police Bazar, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, then take in the dramatic scenery at Elephant Falls, and finally examine the collection at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Shillong trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Kathmandu to Shillong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Kathmandu in April, things will get a bit warmer in Shillong: highs are around 37°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Neil Island.

Things to do in Shillong

Museums Parks Nature
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Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls
Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians ©

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Neil Island, India

Neil Island ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Neil Island Jetty, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Laxmanpur Beach, and finally stroll through Bharatpur Beach.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Neil Island day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Shillong to Neil Island with the Route module. Traveling from Shillong in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Neil Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Neil Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Bharatpur Beach ©
Bharatpur Beach
Laxmanpur Beach ©
Laxmanpur Beach
Neil Island Jetty ©
Neil Island Jetty

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Havelock Island, India

Havelock Island ©
Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
On the 26th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Radhanagar Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Havelock Island trip itinerary site .

Explore your travel options from Neil Island to Havelock Island with the Route module. In April, daytime highs in Havelock Island are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Blair.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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Radhanagar Beach ©
Radhanagar Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Port Blair, India

Port Blair ©
The capital and largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair acts as a gateway to the landmasses that lie in the Bay of Bengal.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Anthropological Museum, see the interesting displays at Samudrika Marine Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Rajiv Gandhi's Statue, then don't miss a visit to Cellular Jail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Corbyn's Cove.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Port Blair trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Havelock Island to Port Blair in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Havelock Island in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Port Blair, with lows of 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Port Blair

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Corbyn's Cove ©
Corbyn's Cove
Cellular Jail ©
Cellular Jail
Scuba & Snorkeling

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