34 days in India, Kathmandu & Pokhara Itinerary

34 days in India, Kathmandu & Pokhara Itinerary

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34 days in India, Kathmandu & Pokhara Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Train:  5​h
1
Vadodara, India
— 1 night
train:  2​h
2
Ahmedabad, India
— 3 nights
bus:  5​h
3
Udaipur, India
— 1 night
train:  10​h
4
Jodhpur, India
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  6​h 30​min
5
Jaisalmer, India
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
6
Jaipur, India
— 4 nights
train:  4​h
7
Agra, India
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
8
New Delhi, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 4 nights
bus:  7​h
10
Pokhara, Nepal
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
11
Varanasi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Mumbai, India


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1
night
Vadodara, India

Vadodara ©
Tourism in Vadodara, the cultural capital of Gujarat, thrives on four major palace complexes, great regional dance performances, gardens and galleries, and a number of museums offering a wide variety of events, activities, and things to see.
On the 26th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Sayaji Baug, see the interesting displays at Baroda Museum And Picture Gallery, explore the historical opulence of Lukshmi Vilas Palace, see the interesting displays at Maharaja Fatesingh Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nandalay Haveli, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kayavarohan Shiva Temple. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanumanji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Aksharpurushottam Swaminarayan Mandir Haridham,Sokhada, take in nature's colorful creations at Nimeta Garden, then explore the activities along Sursagar Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at EME Temple, and finally browse the different shops at Inorbit Mall Vadodara.

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Mumbai to Vadodara is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Vadodara

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Hanumanji Temple, Kayavarohan Shiva Temple
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EME Temple ©
EME Temple
Lukshmi Vilas Palace ©
Lukshmi Vilas Palace
Sayaji Baug ©
Sayaji Baug

3
nights
Ahmedabad, India

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Step off the beaten path and head to Akshardham and Sidi Saeed Mosque. Venture out of the city with trips to Shree Santram Samadhi Sthan (in Nadiad), Shree Ranchhodray Ji Mandir (in Kheda) and Adalaj Trimandir (in Gandhinagar). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kankaria Lake, take an in-depth tour of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Gobind Dham, and browse the different shops at Ahmedabad One Mall.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ahmedabad route maker site .

Take a train from Vadodara to Ahmedabad in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Ahmedabad can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Adalaj Trimandir, Shree Ranchhodray Ji Mandir, Shree Santram Samadhi Sthan
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Kankaria Lake ©
Kankaria Lake
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take a leisurely stroll along Gangaur Ghat, then stop by Gothwal Art, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Animal Aid Unlimited, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, then admire the striking features of Fateh Prakash Palace, then take some stellar pictures from Ambrai Ghat, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bada Mahal.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Udaipur attractions planning website .

Drive from Ahmedabad to Udaipur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Ahmedabad in December, expect Udaipur to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
Walking tours

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zipline and Safaris. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, don't miss a visit to Ghanta Ghar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramdevra Temple, and admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Jodhpur trip builder .

Getting from Udaipur to Jodhpur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Zipline
Safaris

2
nights
Jaisalmer, India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jain Temples and Walking tours. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Jai Shankar Handicrafts, see the interesting displays at Desert Culture Centre & Museum, admire the striking features of Tazia Tower, and take an in-depth tour of The Thar Heritage Museum.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Jaisalmer trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples
Jai Shankar Handicrafts ©
Jai Shankar Handicrafts

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to EleSafari and Amer Jeep Safari. There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, identify plant and animal life at Elefriend, and get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jaipur journey planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Walking tours
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace

3
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Lotus Throne. Get out of town with these interesting Agra side-trips: Vrindavan (Seva Kunj & Radha Damodar Temple) and Fatehpur Sikri (Diwan-I-Khas & Jodhabai Palace). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, and don't miss a visit to Shri Mankameshwar Mandir.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Agra online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Agra, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Fatehpur Sikri, Vrindavan, Tomb of Akbar the Great
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Photography Tours

4
nights
New Delhi, India

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib. Take a break from New Delhi with a short trip to Sai Ka Angan Temple in Gurugram (Gurgaon), about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, stroll through Humayun's Tomb, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chhatarpur Temple.

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You can drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sai Ka Angan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Walking tours
Photography Tours

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Kathmandu to go to Bhaktapur and see Changu Narayan, which is approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and explore the world behind art at Patan Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kathmandu tour itinerary planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Kathmandu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: high temperatures in Kathmandu hover around 22°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Patan (Lalitpur), Changu Narayan
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Photography Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

3
nights
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas & Wellness and Helicopter Tours. There's lots more to do: get in touch with nature with Hiking & Camping Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peace Temple, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and admire the sheer force of Devi's Fall.

Plan trip to Pokhara with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Pokhara is very close to Kathmandu. Traveling from Kathmandu in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Pokhara, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Varanasi.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Spas & Wellness
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas & Wellness and Dasaswamedh Ghat. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Banaras Ghats, contemplate the long history of Batuk Bhairav Mandir, pause for some photo ops at Dhamek Stupa, and make a trip to Sarnath.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Varanasi trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Pokhara to Varanasi takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Spas Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Spas & Wellness
Dasaswamedh Ghat ©
Dasaswamedh Ghat

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