47 days in India & Nepal Itinerary

47 days in India & Nepal Itinerary

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47 days in India & Nepal Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
2
Pokhara, Nepal
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h
3
Muktinath, Nepal
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Lumbini, Nepal
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h
5
Kedarnath, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
6
Haridwar, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Puri, India
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
8
Kanyakumari, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Rameswaram, India
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h
10
Mathura, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
11
Vrindavan, India
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
12
New Delhi, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
13
Agra, India
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
14
Ayodhya, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
15
Janakpur, Nepal
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
16
Chitwan National Park, Nepal
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
17
Dharan, Nepal
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​h
End: New York City, United States


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6
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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.
Kathmandu is known for historic sites, adventure, spas, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Dreams.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kathmandu tour builder website .

New York City, USA to Kathmandu is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from New York City to Kathmandu. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Kathmandu: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa

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 23rd (Thu): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake). Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the sheer force of Devi's Fall, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pokhara trip itinerary maker app .

Pokhara is very close to Kathmandu. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Pokhara when traveling from Kathmandu in April, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Muktinath.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)
Spas & Wellness

4
nights
Muktinath, Nepal

Muktinath ©
Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass (part of the Himalayas) in Mustang, Nepal. Explore Muktinath's surroundings by going to Marpha Monastery (in Marpha), Dhumba Lake (in Jomsom) and Annapurna (in Annapurna Region). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muktinath Temple, explore the fascinating underground world of Red Cliffs, hike along Jomsom Muktinath Trek, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Muktinath trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Pokhara to Muktinath in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. April in Muktinath sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lumbini.

Things to do in Muktinath

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mustang Region, Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery, Annapurna, Dhumba Lake
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Annapurna ©
Annapurna
Muktinath Temple ©
Muktinath Temple
Red Cliffs ©
Red Cliffs

1
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Lumbini, Nepal

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Thai Monastery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maya Devi Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lumbini planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Muktinath to Lumbini in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In April, Lumbini is somewhat warmer than Muktinath - with highs of 95°F and lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Kedarnath.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Maya Devi Temple ©
Maya Devi Temple
Royal Thai Monastery ©
Royal Thai Monastery

2
nights
Kedarnath, India

Kedarnath ©
Kedarnath is a town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and has gained importance because of Kedarnath Temple. Kedarnath is known for historic sites and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kedarnath Mandir, pause for some photo ops at Shankaracharya Samadhi, and contemplate the waterfront views at Vasuki Tal Mountain Lake.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kedarnath itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Lumbini to Kedarnath with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in Kedarnath

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kedarnath Mandir ©
Kedarnath Mandir
Madmaheshwar Temple ©
Madmaheshwar Temple
Vasuki Tal Mountain Lake ©
Vasuki Tal Mountain Lake

2
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Haridwar, India

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haridwar: Rishikesh (Spas & River Rafting & Tubing). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and admire the natural beauty at Swami Vivekanand Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Haridwar trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Kedarnath to Haridwar with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Puri.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Rishikesh
Highlights from your plan
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas

2
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Puri, India

Puri ©
An important place of Hindu pilgrimage, Puri features a wealth of holy and historic sites that draw in believers and tourists alike.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Konark Sun Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Puri Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Govardhan Peetham, and finally don't miss a visit to Jagannath Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Chilika Lake.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Puri trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Haridwar to Puri takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May in Puri, expect temperatures between 102°F during the day and 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Puri

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Konark Sun Temple
Highlights from your plan
Konark Sun Temple ©
Konark Sun Temple
Puri Beach ©
Puri Beach
Jagannath Temple ©
Jagannath Temple

3
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Kanyakumari, India

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Take a break from Kanyakumari with a short trip to Padmanabhapuram Palace in Thuckalay, about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, and appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kanyakumari day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Puri to Kanyakumari takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Puri in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Kanyakumari, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Padmanabhapuram Palace
Highlights from your plan
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Adi Keshava Perumal Temple ©
Adi Keshava Perumal Temple

3
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Rameswaram, India

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Get out of town with these interesting Rameswaram side-trips: Navagraha Temple (in Devipattinam) and Five-Faced Hanuman Temple (in Ramanathapuram). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rameswaram trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mathura.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Navagraha Temple, Five-Faced Hanuman Temple
Highlights from your plan
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Water Bird Sanctuary ©
Water Bird Sanctuary

3
nights
Mathura, India

Mathura ©
Split by the sacred Yamuna River, Mathura's claim to fame is being the birthplace of Krishna, the widely revered Hindu god.
Mathura is known for historic sites, nature, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gopinath Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Radha Kund, make a trip to Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Govardhan Hill.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mathura day trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rameswaram to Mathura. May in Mathura sees daily highs of 106°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vrindavan.

Things to do in Mathura

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex ©
Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex
Barsana Shri Radha Rani Temple ©
Barsana Shri Radha Rani Temple
Radharaman Mandir ©
Radharaman Mandir

3
nights
Vrindavan, India

Vrindavan ©
The holy town of Vrindavan marks the place where the Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vrindavan: Radha Kund Lake (in Govardhan) and Deeg Palace (in Deeg). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham and don't miss a visit to Mata Vaishno Devi Dham.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vrindavan trip itinerary builder app .

Vrindavan is just a short distance from Mathura. When traveling from Mathura in May, plan for slightly colder days in Vrindavan, with highs around 101°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Vrindavan

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Deeg Palace, Radha Kund Lake
Highlights from your plan
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan
Banke Bihari Temple ©
Banke Bihari Temple

4
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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, shopping, parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lodhi Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New Delhi trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Vrindavan to New Delhi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in New Delhi are 104°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

1
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Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 25th (Mon), admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal and then don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Agra online route planner .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Agra, expect temperatures between 106°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Ayodhya.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Jahangir Mahal ©
Jahangir Mahal

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Ayodhya, India

Ayodhya ©
Ayodhya, also known as Saketa, is an ancient city of India, believed to be the birthplace of Rama and setting of the epic Ramayana. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanumangarhi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Hanuman Garhi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanak Bhavan Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Shri Ram Janma Bhoomi.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ayodhya tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Agra to Ayodhya takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Janakpur.

Things to do in Ayodhya

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guptar Ghat
Highlights from your plan
The Hanuman Garhi ©
The Hanuman Garhi
Kanak Bhavan Temple ©
Kanak Bhavan Temple
Guptar Ghat ©
Guptar Ghat

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Janakpur, Nepal

Janakpur ©
Janakpur is the capital of Dhanusa District in Nepal. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Janaki Mandir.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Janakpur trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Ayodhya to Janakpur takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Janakpur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Janaki Mandir ©
Janaki Mandir

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Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Chitwan National Park ©
The diverse ecosystems of Chitwan National Park house a large range of plants and animals, with the park listed as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Chitwan National Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chitwan National Park day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Janakpur to Chitwan National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Dharan.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Chitwan National Park
Highlights from your plan
Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park

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Dharan, Nepal

Dharan ©
Dharan is one of the Sub-Metropolitan cities in eastern Nepal, in the Sunsari District, and is situated on the foothills of the Mahabharat Range in the north with its southern tip touching the edge of the Terai region at an altitude of 1148 ft . Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Vijayapur Hill, then don't miss a visit to Datankali Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhasubba Temple, and finally make a trip to Panchakanya Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dharan online trip builder .

You can fly from Chitwan National Park to Dharan in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and car. In May, daily temperatures in Dharan can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Buddhasubba Temple ©
Buddhasubba Temple
Panchakanya Temple ©
Panchakanya Temple

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