59 days in India, Bhutan & Nepal Itinerary

59 days in India, Bhutan & Nepal Itinerary

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59 days in India, Bhutan & Nepal Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Imphal, India
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Kaziranga National Park, India
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bhalukpong, India
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Tawang, India
— 6 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Mawlynnong, India
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Shillong, India
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Guwahati, India
— 8 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + bus + train:  8​h 45​min
8
Agra, India
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
9
Leh, India
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
10
Srinagar, India
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
11
Pahalgam, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
12
Jammu City, India
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
13
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
14
Chitwan National Park, Nepal
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
15
Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
16
Gangtey, Bhutan
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
17
Punakha, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
18
Paro, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Fly:  45​min
19
Jakar, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: New Delhi, India

5
nights
Imphal, India

Imphal ©
Imphal is the capital city of the Indian state of Manipur. Three Mothers Art Gallery and RKCS Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Kangla Fort and Imphal War Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Ima Keithel Women's Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Govindjee Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Loktak Lake, and appreciate the views at Imphal Valley.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Imphal trip itinerary maker .

New Delhi to Imphal is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kaziranga National Park.

Things to do in Imphal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Loktak Lake ©
Loktak Lake
RKCS Art Gallery ©
RKCS Art Gallery
Three Mothers Art Gallery ©
Three Mothers Art Gallery

1
day
Kaziranga National Park, India

Kaziranga National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Kaziranga National Park provides a habitat for a significant percentage of the world's greater one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as a notably high density of tigers.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Kaziranga National Orchid And Biodiversity Park.

To plan Kaziranga National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Imphal to Kaziranga National Park by car takes about 12.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bhalukpong.

Things to do in Kaziranga National Park

Parks Fun & Games Nature
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Bhalukpong, India

Bhalukpong
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bhalukpong itinerary maker .

You can drive from Kaziranga National Park to Bhalukpong in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Tawang.

Things to do in Bhalukpong

Parks Wildlife

6
nights
Tawang, India

Tawang ©
A strong sense of Buddhist spirituality and dramatic mountain scenery combine to create a memorable atmosphere in Tawang, a Himalayan town best known as the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tawang Monastrey and Jaswant Garh War Memorial. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Handicrafts Centre and Gorsam Chorten. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Sela Pass, take in the awesome beauty at Gorichen Peak, admire the sheer force of Nuranang Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tawang trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bhalukpong to Tawang in 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mawlynnong.

Things to do in Tawang

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sela Pass ©
Sela Pass
Bum La Pass ©
Bum La Pass
Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Mawlynnong, India

Mawlynnong ©
On the 21st (Thu), get great views at Jingmaham Living Root Bridge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Roots Bridges, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mawlynnong Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): admire the sheer force of Mawlynnong Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Dawki River, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bophill Falls.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mawlynnong travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tawang to Mawlynnong in 18 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Shillong.

Things to do in Mawlynnong

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bophill Falls, Dawki River
Highlights from your plan
Mawlynnong Village ©
Mawlynnong Village
Roots Bridges ©
Roots Bridges
Bophill Falls ©
Bophill Falls

8
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Police Bazar and Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures. Air Force Museum and Butterfly Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Umiam Lake (in Nongpoh) and Cherrapunjee (Wah Kaba Falls, Nohkalikai Falls, & more). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Elephant Falls, make a trip to Shillong View Point, Head underground at Mawjymbuin Cave, and wander the streets of Smit Village.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Shillong vacation planner .

Getting from Mawlynnong to Shillong by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March in Shillong, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Guwahati.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cherrapunjee, Smit Village, Shillong Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Mawsmai Cave ©
Mawsmai Cave
Smit Village ©
Smit Village

8
nights
Guwahati, India

Guwahati ©
A place to engage with the culture of the northeast, Guwahati represents the largest city in the region, and acts as a stepping stone for wider explorations.
Let the collections at The Maati Centre and Assam Rajyik State Museum capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and Deepor Beel Birds Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Hajo (Hayagriva Madhava Temple & Joy Durga Temple) and Nameri National Park (in Nameri National Park). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamakhya Temple, stop by Sohum Shoppe, meet the residents at Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden, and hunt for treasures at Fancy Bazar.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Guwahati online travel route planner .

You can drive from Shillong to Guwahati in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Guwahati sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guwahati

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kamrup District, Brahmaputra River, Nameri National Park
Highlights from your plan
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Hayagriva Madhava Temple ©
Hayagriva Madhava Temple

3
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Popular historic sites such as Agra Fort and Taj Mahal are in your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Marble Handicrafts Agra and Shahin Arts. Go for a jaunt from Agra to Bharatpur to see Keoladeo National Park about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Spiritual Museum, view the masterpieces at U.P Handicrafts Development Center, and explore the galleries of New Nice Marble Art & Handicrafts.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Agra day trip app .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Guwahati to Agra in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Guwahati in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Agra, with highs around 44°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Keoladeo National Park ©
Keoladeo National Park

1
night
Leh, India

The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurdwara Pathar Sahib. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Samstanling Monastery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Donkey Sanctuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chokhang Vihara Temple, and finally look for gifts at Pashmina House.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Leh holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Leh

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

2
nights
Srinagar, India

The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stop by Saklain's Coterie, and then don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazratbal, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, and then delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal.

To see maps and tourist information, read our Srinagar trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Leh to Srinagar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Srinagar

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Pari Mahal ©
Pari Mahal

2
nights
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.
On the 15th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Chandanwari, then appreciate the views at Aru Valley, and then get to know the fascinating history of Baisaran. On your second day here, play a few rounds at Pahalgam Golf Course and then appreciate the views at Betaab Valley.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pahalgam day trip site .

Traveling by car from Srinagar to Pahalgam takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Pahalgam are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jammu City.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trip

Baisaran
Highlights from your plan
Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Pahalgam Golf Course ©
Pahalgam Golf Course

2
nights
Jammu City, India

Jammu City ©
Standing on the banks of the Tawi River, Jammu City enjoys popularity as the winter capital of Kashmir.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the activities along Mansar Lake, then don't miss a visit to Agar Jitoo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nau Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Moore Plains, then hunt for treasures at Raghunath Bazaar, then take a memorable drive along Leh-Manali Highway, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Raghunath Temple.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jammu City trip planner .

You can drive from Pahalgam to Jammu City in 9 hours. While traveling from Pahalgam, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Jammu City, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Jammu City

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Agar Jitoo, Nau Devi Temple, Moore Plains, Mansar Lake
Highlights from your plan
Mansar Lake ©
Mansar Lake
Moore Plains ©
Moore Plains
Amar Mahal Museum and Library ©
Amar Mahal Museum and Library

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a stroll through Thamel, then browse the exhibits of himalayan arts gallery p.ltd, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jammu City to Kathmandu. In April, Kathmandu is a bit cooler than Jammu City - with highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple
Thamel ©
Thamel

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chitwan National Park. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Breeding Centre and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chitwan National Park day trip planning app .

Fly from Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kathmandu in April; daily highs in Chitwan National Park reach 40°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Sagarmatha National Park.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sauraha
Highlights from your plan
Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Safaris
Elephant Breeding Centre ©
Elephant Breeding Centre

3
nights
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.
On the 24th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Taboche, explore the different monuments and memorials at Memorial to Scott Fischer, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Everest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Khumbu Glacier and then explore the activities along Gokyo Lakes.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Sagarmatha National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Chitwan National Park to Sagarmatha National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Memorial to Scott Fischer
Highlights from your plan
Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche
Khumbu Glacier ©
Khumbu Glacier

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Gangtey, Bhutan

Gangtey ©
Surrounded by towering mountains and traversed by two meandering rivers, Gangtey is one of the most pristine tourist sites in Bhutan, set in a wide, flat glacial valley.
On the 27th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Phobjikha Valley and then don't miss a visit to Gangtey Monastery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gangtey day trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sagarmatha National Park to Gangtey. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Gangtey

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Phobjikha Valley
Highlights from your plan
Phobjikha Valley ©
Phobjikha Valley
Gangtey Monastery ©
Gangtey Monastery

2
nights
Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi L'hakhang Temple, make a trip to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and finally don't miss a visit to Punakha Suspension Bridge. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Park, Lampelri and then admire the landmark architecture of Wangdue Dzong.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Punakha trip planner.

You can drive from Gangtey to Punakha in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Paro.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Wangdue Dzong
Highlights from your plan
Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi L'hakhang Temple ©
Chimi L'hakhang Temple
Wangdue Dzong ©
Wangdue Dzong

2
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Paro, Bhutan

Paro ©
A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Taktsang Palphug Monastery. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Memorial House, steep yourself in history at Drukgyel Dzong, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang, then examine the collection at National Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Rinpung Dzong.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Paro vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Punakha to Paro takes 2 hours. In April in Paro, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Jakar.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang
National Museum ©
National Museum

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Jakar, Bhutan

Jakar ©
Jakar is a town in the central-eastern region of Bhutan. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Jakar Dzong, then make a trip to Wangduechhoeling Palace, and then examine the collection at Ogyen Choling Palace Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Jakar trip app .

Traveling by flight from Paro to Jakar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jakar

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ogyen Choling Palace Museum ©
Ogyen Choling Palace Museum
Jambay Lhakhang Temple ©
Jambay Lhakhang Temple
Jakar Dzong ©
Jakar Dzong

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