57 days in Sri Lanka, Nepal & India Itinerary

57 days in Sri Lanka, Nepal & India Itinerary

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57 days in Sri Lanka, Nepal & India Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Fly:  19​h
1
Amritsar, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Shimla, India
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
New Delhi, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Agra, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Udaipur, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Aurangabad, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Mumbai, India
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
9
Goa, India
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Bengaluru, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
12
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
13
Madurai, India
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  2​h 30​min
14
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
15
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
16
Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
17
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
18
Chennai, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
19
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
20
Varanasi, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
21
Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
22
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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Amritsar, India

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tarn Taran Sahib as well as Amritsar Heritage Walk. On the 2nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Amritsar Heritage Walk, admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Gobindgarh Fort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jallianwala Bagh, and then stop by India House.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Amritsar trip planner .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Amritsar is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Amritsar, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Amritsar: highs are around 39°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

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Shimla, India

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 4th (Sun), make a trip to The Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and finally don't miss a visit to The Ridge.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Shimla sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Amritsar to Shimla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

4
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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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Humayun's Tomb, admire the striking features of Jama Masjid, don't miss a visit to India Gate, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to New Delhi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. August in New Delhi sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

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Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Keoladeo National Park, Jama Masjid (Agra), Mehtab Bagh, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Keoladeo National Park, then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, and finally admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Shah Burj, then make a trip to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, then walk around Mehtab Bagh, and finally admire the striking features of Jama Masjid (Agra).

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra trip tool .

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, and then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, then explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal, and then admire the landmark architecture of Birla Mandir Temple.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur online journey planner .

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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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.
On the 14th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Monsoon Palace and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekling Ji Temple.

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

Getting from Jaipur to Udaipur by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jaipur in August, expect nights in Udaipur to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 35°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aurangabad.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola

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Aurangabad, India

Aurangabad ©
A place of history, culture, and spiritualism, Aurangabad appeals to a growing number of pilgrims and tourists looking to get more out of their vacation in India.
On the 16th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Daulatabad Fort, then stroll through Ellora Caves, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Aurangabad Caves. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhadra Maruti, explore the activities along Panchakki (Water Mill), and then admire the landmark architecture of Bibi Ka Maqbara.

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

Getting from Udaipur to Aurangabad by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Udaipur in August, Aurangabad is little chillier at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Aurangabad

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Daulatabad Fort
Highlights from your plan
Ellora Caves ©
Ellora Caves
Daulatabad Fort ©
Daulatabad Fort
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple ©
Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

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Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 18th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banganga Tank and then pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Red Carpet Wax Museum, make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, then take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, then admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mumbai trip planner .

You can fly from Aurangabad to Mumbai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Aurangabad in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mumbai, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

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Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get your game on at Milsim Goa Paintball and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palolem Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Se Cathedral and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Goa trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Mumbai to Goa by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August in Goa, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Milsim Goa Paintball ©
Milsim Goa Paintball

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Bengaluru, India

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Mark's Cathedral, St. Mary's Basilica, Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Bangalore Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Bull Temple, then steep yourself in history at Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, walk around Cubbon Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bengaluru trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Goa to Bengaluru in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goa in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Bengaluru. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
UB City ©
UB City

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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've added Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Chottanikkara Devi Temple, Kerala Folklore Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple, then explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and finally don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and then make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, and then head off the coast to Poovar Island.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) route tool .

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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Madurai, India

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Mary's Cathedral Church, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam and Koodal Azhagar Temple. On the 29th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then explore the historical opulence of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koodal Azhagar Temple, then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Madurai online day trip planner .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Madurai by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Madurai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Koodal Azhagar Temple ©
Koodal Azhagar Temple

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Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St Anthony's Shrine as well as Viharamahadevi Park. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): kick back and relax at Negombo Beach, don't miss a visit to Independence Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and finally stroll around Galle Face Green. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, then appreciate the history behind Independence Memorial Hall, and then kick back and relax at Mount Lavinia Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Colombo trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Madurai to Colombo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Colombo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum

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Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lankatilaka Temple as well as Udawattekele Sanctuary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Lankatilaka Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Royal Botanical Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy travel route planner.

Fly from Colombo to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Polonnaruwa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

Polonnaruwa ©
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
Change things up with these side-trips from Polonnaruwa: Sigiriya (Sigiriya Museum, Sigiriya, & more) and Minneriya National Park (in Habarana). The adventure continues: make a trip to Gal Vihara and pause for some photo ops at Polonnaruwa Vatadage.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Polonnaruwa trip planner.

You can drive from Kandy to Polonnaruwa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Minneriya National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mihintale, don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, then admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Isurumuniya Temple.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Anuradhapura tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Polonnaruwa to Anuradhapura takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Isurumuniya Temple ©
Isurumuniya Temple

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Chennai, India

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Marina Beach as well as Sea Shore Temple. On the 10th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams and then stroll through Marina Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chennai route tool .

Getting from Anuradhapura to Chennai by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Sea Shore Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

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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.
You've added St. John's Church, Marble Palace Kolkata, Birla Planetarium, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), don't miss a visit to College Street (Boi Para), see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, and stroll around Eco Tourism Park.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planner.

You can fly from Chennai to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. September in Kolkata (Calcutta) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)
College Street (Boi Para) ©
College Street (Boi Para)

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes New Vishwanath Temple, Manikarnika Ghat and Assi Ghat. On the 15th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of New Vishwanath Temple, make a trip to Manikarnika Ghat, don't miss a visit to Assi Ghat, then make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarnath, admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Banaras Ghats.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Varanasi road trip site .

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Varanasi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Varanasi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath

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Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal

Sagarmatha National Park
Dominated by the world's tallest, Sagarmatha National Park is renowned for its carefully preserved natural heritage as well as the cultural and religious importance of its Buddhist monasteries and traditional Sherpa settlements.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dudh Koshi River, Ambulapcha-La, Everest View Point, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Everest, contemplate the waterfront views at Gokyo Lakes, and explore the striking landscape at Khumbu Glacier.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Sagarmatha National Park tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Varanasi to Sagarmatha National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Memorial to Scott Fischer, Kala Pattar
Highlights from your plan
Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche
Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Jaganath (Krishna) Temple, Krisnhna Mandir Temple (Chayasim Deval), Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), and other attractions. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa, take a stroll through Thamel, and admire the striking features of Nara Devi Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu trip planner .

Fly from Sagarmatha National Park to Kathmandu in 1.5 hours. In September in Kathmandu, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Spas Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Thamel ©
Thamel

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