45 days in India, Pokhara & Kathmandu Itinerary

45 days in India, Pokhara & Kathmandu Itinerary

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45 days in India, Pokhara & Kathmandu Itinerary

Start: Denpasar, Indonesia
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 30​min
2
Varanasi, India
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Agra, India
— 1 night
4
Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Pushkar, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Udaipur, India
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
7
Jaisalmer, India
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Haridwar, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Rishikesh, India
— 6 nights
10
Manali, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
11
Dharamsala, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
12
Pokhara, Nepal
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
13
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Denpasar, Indonesia

1
night
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.
To find maps and other tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary planning tool .

Denpasar, Indonesia to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Denpasar to Kolkata (Calcutta), you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denpasar in May, expect nights in Kolkata (Calcutta) to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 42°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Varanasi.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Shopping
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Ruchika Art Gallery and Bharat Kala Bhavan. Sarnath and Banaras Ghats will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bindu Madhav Temple, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the exciting artwork at Kriti Gallery.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Varanasi day trip planning app .

Getting from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Varanasi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Varanasi: temperatures range from 47°C by day to 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Ganges River
Ganges River

1
night
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Agra Fort as well as Sheroes Hangout. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): join in the after-dark buzz at Sheroes Hangout. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Taj Mahal, don't miss a visit to Agra Fort, view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, see the interesting displays at Spiritual Museum, then explore the world behind art at Souvenirs Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Subhash Emporium.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Agra online journey builder .

Fly from Varanasi to Agra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 48°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Spiritual Museum ©
Spiritual Museum

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Amber Palace and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur. Appreciate the collections at Gem Plaza and ICA Gallery. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Jewels Lake Palace , Jaipur, explore the galleries of Samanvai Art Gallery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and learn about all things military at Nahargarh Fort.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jaipur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 48°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pushkar.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

2
nights
Pushkar, India

Pushkar ©
Immerse yourself in Hindu holy sites in one of the oldest cities in India, Pushkar--where even the camels wear jewels.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dargah Shariff, and then take in the exciting artwork at Vikas Handicrafts. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Shiv Shakti Art & Handicraft, take in the spiritual surroundings of Digamber Jain Temple, and then admire the masterpieces at Archaeological Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pushkar trip planner .

You can drive from Jaipur to Pushkar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Pushkar

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Ajmer
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Dargah Shariff ©
Dargah Shariff
Digamber Jain Temple ©
Digamber Jain Temple
Safaris

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 20th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Bagore Ki Haveli, take a leisurely stroll along Gangaur Ghat, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, then explore the galleries of Gothwal Art, and finally explore the activities along Lake Pichola.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Udaipur tour planner.

Drive from Pushkar to Udaipur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in May, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Nature Parks
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Bagore Ki Haveli ©
Bagore Ki Haveli
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art

3
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 and learn at Sonee Art Gallery and Jaisalmer War Museum. Head to Arjun's Textiles and Antique Shop Jaisalmerfor some retail therapy. Spend the 22nd (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 24th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort, admire the striking features of Tazia Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temples.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaisalmer tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Udaipur to Jaisalmer takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Jaisalmer Fort ©
Jaisalmer Fort
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Haridwar, India

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 25th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandi Devi Temple, contemplate the long history of Vishnu Ghat, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaishno Devi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mansa Devi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daksheshwar Mahadev.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Haridwar trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Jaisalmer to Haridwar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple

6
nights
Rishikesh, India

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Get some cultural insight at Shri Badrinath Ji Temple and Parmath Niketan Temple. Popular historic sites such as Triveni Ghat and Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rishikesh: Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani (in Malsi), Rajaji Retreat (in Rajaji National Park) and Tibetan Buddhist Temple (in Dehradun). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tapkeshwar Temple, snap pictures at Ram Jhula, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rishikesh online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Haridwar to Rishikesh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Shri Badrinath Ji Temple, Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani, Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Tibetan Buddhist Temple, Tapkeshwar Temple
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Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
River Rafting & Tubing
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat

2
nights
Manali, India

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of International Roerich Memorial Trust, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah, and then head outdoors with Rohtang Pass.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Manali using our trip planner.

Getting from Rishikesh to Manali by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

4
nights
Dharamsala, India

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dalai Lama Temple Complex and Tibetan Museum. Get some historical perspective at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and Kalachakra Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Kangra (Kangra Fort & Mata Brajeshwari Devi). And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, buy something for everyone on your list at Maximus Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, and contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dharamsala trip builder site .

Getting from Manali to Dharamsala by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kangra, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple

2
nights
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
On the 10th (Mon), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Peace Temple. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Gurkha Memorial Museum, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then examine the collection at International Mountain Museum, and finally explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake).

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Getting from Dharamsala to Pokhara by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Pokhara can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

Historic Sites Tours Adventure
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Spas & Wellness
Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)

7
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Temple. himalayan arts gallery p.ltd and Universal Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Spend the 15th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Make the 14th (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Thamel, take in the exciting artwork at Nepal Art Council Gallery, stop by S.K. Handicrafts Export, and hunt for treasures at Asan.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu trip builder site .

Kathmandu is just a short distance from Pokhara. Traveling from Pokhara in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Kathmandu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Patan (Lalitpur)
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Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple
Climbing Tours

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