7 days in India & Nepal Itinerary

7 days in India & Nepal Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  3 h
1
Patna, India
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h
2
Sitamarhi, India
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
3
Janakpur Zone, Nepal
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Chitwan National Park, Nepal
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 45 min
5
Lumbini, Nepal
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Kushinagar, India
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Varanasi, India
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: New Delhi, India


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Patna, India

Patna ©
Occupying the southern bank of the famous Ganges River, the state capital of Patna combines an important religious and regal heritage with a fast-growing commercial and transport hub.
On the 20th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Pillar, then don't miss a visit to Sher Shah Suri Masjid, and finally pause for some photo ops at Hanuman Mandir.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Patna tour itinerary planner.

New Delhi to Patna is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in May, expect nights in Patna to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are slightly colder, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sitamarhi.

Things to do in Patna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lion Pillar
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Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji ©
Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji
Sher Shah Suri Masjid ©
Sher Shah Suri Masjid

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Sitamarhi, India

Sitamarhi ©
Sitamarhi is a town and the district headquarters of Sitamarhi district in the Mithila region of Bihar, India. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janki Temple, then make a trip to Panth-Pakar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sita Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haleshwar Sthan.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sitamarhi trip planning website.

You can drive from Patna to Sitamarhi in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Janakpur Zone.

Things to do in Sitamarhi

Historic Sites
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Haleshwar Sthan ©
Haleshwar Sthan
Sita Temple ©
Sita Temple
Janki Temple ©
Janki Temple

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Janakpur Zone, Nepal

Janakpur Zone ©
Janakpur is one of the fourteen zones of Nepal, reaching from the Indian border in the south to the Tibetan border in the north and Sagarmatha Zone in the east and Bagmati and Naryani Zones in the west.The headquarters of Janakpur Zone and its main city is Janakpur. On the 22nd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dolakha Bhimsen Mandir and then appreciate the views at Rolwaling Valley.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Janakpur Zone online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sitamarhi to Janakpur Zone takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Nepal Time (NPT) is 0.2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Janakpur Zone

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Dolakha Bhimsen Mandir ©
Dolakha Bhimsen Mandir

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Chitwan National Park, Nepal

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 23rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then contemplate the waterfront views at Narayani River.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chitwan National Park trip planning app.

Do a combination of car and flight from Janakpur Zone to Chitwan National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Janakpur Zone in May, expect Chitwan National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 41°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Lumbini.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Narayani River ©
Narayani River

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Lumbini, Nepal

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Kudan Stupa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Thrangu Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Thai Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Maya Devi Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lumbini online attractions planner.

Traveling by bus from Chitwan National Park to Lumbini takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Kushinagar.

Things to do in Lumbini

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

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Kushinagar, India

Kushinagar ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Matha Kuar Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Thai Temple, then explore the ancient world of Ramabhar Stupa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahaparinirvana Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Parinirvana Stupa and Parinirvana Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kushinagar trip app.

Getting from Lumbini to Kushinagar by car takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Nepal Time (NPT) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 0.2 hours. In May in Kushinagar, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Kushinagar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parinirvana Stupa and Parinirvana Temple ©
Parinirvana Stupa and Parinirvana Temple
Japanese Temple ©
Japanese Temple
Wat Thai Temple ©
Wat Thai Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, and then explore the activities along Ganges River.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Varanasi travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kushinagar to Varanasi by car takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Kushinagar in May, you will find days in Varanasi are a bit warmer (47°C), and nights are about the same (31°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Parks Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ganges River
Ganges River
Walking tours
Dasaswamedh Ghat ©
Dasaswamedh Ghat

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