60 days in India, Nepal & Bhutan Itinerary

60 days in India, Nepal & Bhutan Itinerary

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60 days in India, Nepal & Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Mangalore, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Goa, India
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Hyderabad, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Mumbai, India
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Paro, Bhutan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Pelling, India
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  7​h
9
Shillong, India
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Chennai, India
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Pondicherry, India
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
13
Bengaluru, India
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
14
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 5 nights
train:  1​h
15
Alappuzha, India
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
16
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
— 5 nights
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India

4
nights
Mangalore, India

Mangalore ©
A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
Escape the urban bustle at Kapu Beach and End Point. Visit Sri Krishna Temple and Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Someshwara Temple (in Someshwar) and Dharmasthala (Sowthadka Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple, Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus Shrine, get curious at Pilikula Nisargadhama, and stop by City Center Mall.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mangalore online itinerary planner .

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Mangalore is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Goa.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dharmasthala, Udupi, End Point, Someshwara Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach
Someshwara Temple ©
Someshwara Temple

6
nights
Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mobor Beach and Majorda Beach. Popular historic sites such as Chapora Fort and Basilica of Bom Jesus are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Sinquerim Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Shantadurga Kunkalikarin Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Mandrem Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Sheek Emporium.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Goa journey planning website .

Traveling by car from Mangalore to Goa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Morjim Beach ©
Morjim Beach
Utorda Beach ©
Utorda Beach
Mandrem Beach ©
Mandrem Beach

4
nights
Hyderabad, India

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chilkur Balaji Temple and Surendrapuri. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Krishna Jewellers Pearls & Gems and Inorbit Mall. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at KBR National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Puri Jagannath Temple, admire the striking features of Taj Falaknuma Palace, see the interesting displays at Salar Jung Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Shrine of Our Lady of Health.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hyderabad trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Goa to Hyderabad takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hyderabad when traveling from Goa in July, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
KBR National Park ©
KBR National Park
Chilkur Balaji Temple ©
Chilkur Balaji Temple
Puri Jagannath Temple ©
Puri Jagannath Temple

5
nights
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Get some cultural insight at Mount Mary Basilica and Mahalakshmi Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Babulnath Temple and Nerul Balaji Temple. Step out of Mumbai with an excursion to Inorbit Mall Vashi in Navi Mumbai--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Red Carpet Wax Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at R City Mall, get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and stroll through Juhu Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mumbai attractions tool .

Traveling by flight from Hyderabad to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. July in Mumbai sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Navi Mumbai, Gandhar Pale Buddhist Caves
Highlights from your plan
Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica
Mahalakshmi Temple ©
Mahalakshmi Temple
Babulnath Temple ©
Babulnath Temple

4
nights
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com and Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo. Get some historical perspective at Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Temple. Spend the 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Make the 23rd (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Thamel and make a trip to Kathmandu Durbar Square.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Mumbai to Kathmandu by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Mumbai in July, Kathmandu is slightly colder at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Paro.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rinpung Dzong, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang, and then contemplate the long history of Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paro online tour planner .

You can fly from Kathmandu to Paro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Kathmandu in July, expect Paro to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rinpung Dzong ©
Rinpung Dzong
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

1
night
Thimphu, Bhutan

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, ponder the world of politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), then steep yourself in history at Simtokha Dzong, and finally appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang.

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

You can drive from Paro to Thimphu in 1.5 hours. In July in Thimphu, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pelling.

Things to do in Thimphu

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)
Simtokha Dzong ©
Simtokha Dzong
Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan ©
Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan

1
night
Pelling, India

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
On the 26th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Rabdentse Ruins, then admire the sheer force of Kanchenjunga Falls, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Pelling trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Thimphu to Pelling takes 11 hours. In July, Pelling is somewhat warmer than Thimphu - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Shillong.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pemayangtse Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, explore the activities along Umiam Lake, and then see the interesting displays at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures.

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

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Pelling to Shillong takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. July in Shillong sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Shillong

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians ©
Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake

4
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Birla Temple and Tarapith Temple are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Park Street and Quest Mall. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Mother House, stroll around Prinsep Ghat, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Shillong to Kolkata (Calcutta) by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Tarapith Temple
Highlights from your plan
Birla Temple ©
Birla Temple
Park Street ©
Park Street
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

5
nights
Chennai, India

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Visiting The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology and Besant Nagar Beach will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Arulmigu Aadhi Vyadhi Hara Bhaktha Anjaneyar Temple and Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams. Get out of town with these interesting Chennai side-trips: Mahabalipuram (Varaha Cave Temple, Descent Of The Ganges, & more), Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple (in Kanchipuram) and DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, wander the streets of Mylapore, pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church, and shop like a local with Phoenix Marketcity.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chennai trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Chennai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in July, you will find days in Chennai are a bit warmer (42°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple, DakshinaChitra Museum
Highlights from your plan
San Thome Church ©
San Thome Church
Vadapalani Murugan Temple ©
Vadapalani Murugan Temple

3
nights
Pondicherry, India

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Get some cultural insight at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mailam Murugan Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Rock Beach and Immaculate Conception Cathedral. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, stroll through Auro Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Serenity Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Pondicherry Lighthouse.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pondicherry day trip planner .

Getting from Chennai to Pondicherry by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mailam Murugan Temple, New Church of our Lady of Lourdes
Highlights from your plan
Rock Beach ©
Rock Beach
Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges ©
Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges

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nights
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.
Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple and Infant Jesus Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat and Orion Mall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bengaluru: Nandi Hills (in Chikkaballapur) and Shivagange (in Dabaspete). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghati Subramanya Temple, brush up on your military savvy at The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum, and take a stroll through Basavanagudi.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Pondicherry to Bengaluru in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Nandi Hills, Shivagange
Highlights from your plan
Dodda Ganapathi Temple ©
Dodda Ganapathi Temple
Infant Jesus Shrine ©
Infant Jesus Shrine

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Kerala Folklore Museum and Kashi Art Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Athirappilly Waterfalls and Thattekad Bird Sanctuary. Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Malayattoor to see Malayattoor Church about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 18th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kochi (Cochin) vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Malayattoor Church, Athirappilly Water Falls, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple

5
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Alappuzha, India

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Get in touch with nature at Marari Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple and St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral. Explore Alappuzha's surroundings by going to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (in Kumarakom), St. George Orthodox Church (in Puthuppally) and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala). Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, and explore the activities along Vembanad Lake.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Alappuzha trip planner .

Take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kerala, St. George Orthodox Church, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Padmanabhapuram Palace and Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Appreciate the collections at Shri Chitra Art Gallery and Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Chowara Beach (in Chowara), Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach) and Varkala (Janardhana Swami Temple & Varkala Beach). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala, Chowara Beach, Padmanabhapuram Palace
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

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