47 days in India & Nepal Itinerary

47 days in India & Nepal Itinerary

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47 days in India & Nepal Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu, Nepal
+2
Bus + Drive + Train:  25​h
1
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 15​min
2
Agra, India
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
3
Jaipur, India
— 6 nights
+3
Bus + Taxi + Bus + Taxi:  12​h
4
Jaisalmer, India
— 5 nights
+3
Taxi + Bus + Foot + Bus:  14​h
5
Udaipur, India
— 2 nights
Train:  17​h
6
Mumbai, India
— 6 nights
Drive:  19​h 15​min
7
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 6 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
8
Tranquebar, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  40​h 30​min
9
Varanasi, India
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
10
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 7 nights
End: Kathmandu, Nepal


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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham, then contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, then examine the collection at National Gandhi Museum, and finally examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New Delhi visit planning website .

Kathmandu, Nepal to New Delhi is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Traveling from Kathmandu in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in New Delhi, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Akshardham
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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Raj Ghat ©
Raj Ghat
National Gandhi Museum ©
National Gandhi Museum

3
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Get some historical perspective at Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Taj Gallery and U.P Handicrafts Development Center will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Agra to Bharatpur to see Keoladeo National Park about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, steep yourself in history at Saha Burj, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the striking features of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Agra day trip planning app .

You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in February, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Spas Museums

Side Trips

Keoladeo National Park, Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Amber Palace and Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing. You'll discover tucked-away gems like EleSafari and Make Bike Trip. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, brush up on your military savvy at Nahargarh Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Moti Dungari Temple, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jaipur attractions planner.

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Historic Sites
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Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Amer jeep Safari ©
Amer jeep Safari

5
nights
Jaisalmer, India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jain Temples and Tilon Ki Pol. Get some cultural insight at Tanot Mata Temple and Desert Culture Centre & Museum. Spend the 29th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at Desert Art Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jaisalmer route website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Jaipur to Jaisalmer takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Tanot Mata Temple ©
Tanot Mata Temple
Jain Temples ©
Jain Temples

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Maharana Pratap Museum, admire the striking features of City Palace of Udaipur, and then look for gifts at Gothwal Art.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Udaipur road trip planning tool .

Getting from Jaisalmer to Udaipur by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daytime highs in Udaipur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Shopping
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
Maharana Pratap Museum ©
Maharana Pratap Museum

6
nights
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mount Mary Basilica and Mahalakshmi Temple. You'll explore and learn at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and Red Carpet Wax Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mumbai: Thane (Butterfly park - Ovalekar Wadi & Bene Israel Cemetery), Alibaug (Mandwa Beach & Awas Beach) and Mahuli Farms Agro and Ecotourism Center (in Shahapur). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nerul Balaji Temple, identify plant and animal life at Karnala Bird Sanctuary, admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wesley Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai day trip planner.

You can fly from Udaipur to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Udaipur in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Mumbai, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mumbai

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thane, Alibaug, Mahuli Farms Agro and Ecotourism Center, Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Nerul Balaji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica
Nerul Balaji Temple ©
Nerul Balaji Temple
Mahalakshmi Temple ©
Mahalakshmi Temple

6
nights
Kochi (Cochin), India

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
You'll get in some beach time at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Popular historic sites such as Shiva Temple Ernakulam and Vallarpadam Church are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Mararikulam Beach (in Mararikulam), Alappuzha Beach (in Alappuzha) and Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, make a trip to Kadamattom Chruch, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Antony's Shrine, and contemplate the long history of Edappally Church Complex.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) attractions planner .

You can fly from Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kochi (Cochin) when traveling from Mumbai in March, with lows around 29°C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tranquebar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Shiva Temple Ernakulam , Alappuzha Beach, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex

2
nights
Tranquebar, India

Tranquebar ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at New Jerusalem Church, explore the ancient world of Danish Fort, then examine the collection at Danish Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Dansborg Fort.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tranquebar travel route planner .

Explore your travel options from Kochi (Cochin) to Tranquebar with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Tranquebar

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Tharangambadi
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Danish Fort ©
Danish Fort
New Jerusalem Church ©
New Jerusalem Church
Danish Museum ©
Danish Museum

5
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Chunar Fort and Vindhyavasini Devi Temple will thrill your kids. You'll explore and learn at Archaeological Museum and Ruchika Art Gallery. Step out of Varanasi to go to Chandauli and see Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of New Vishwanath Temple, look for gifts at The Bed Silk & Pashmina, contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Varanasi holiday maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tranquebar to Varanasi. In March, daily temperatures in Varanasi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trips

Mirzapur, Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Ruchika Art Gallery ©
Ruchika Art Gallery
Sankat Mochan Temple ©
Sankat Mochan Temple
New Vishwanath Temple ©
New Vishwanath Temple

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Changu Narayan and Nyatapola Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Photography Tours and Off-Road Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kathmandu: Thrangu Tashi Monastery (in Dhulikhel) and 55 Window Palace (in Bhaktapur). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Crematoria, see Nepal Ascent Treks, and explore the world behind art at Patan Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kathmandu trip planner .

Traveling by car from Varanasi to Kathmandu takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and flight; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Varanasi in March; daily highs in Kathmandu reach 29°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bhaktapur, Patan (Lalitpur), Thrangu Tashi Monastery
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple
Changu Narayan ©
Changu Narayan

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