11 days in India & Kathmandu Itinerary

11 days in India & Kathmandu Itinerary

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Start: Indore, India
Fly:  4 h
1
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Varanasi, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Patna, India
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
5
Guwahati, India
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Indore, India

2
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.
Step out of Kolkata (Calcutta) to go to Belur and see Belur Math, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, look for gifts at Sunshine, stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, and learn more about the world around you at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar).

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary builder tool.

Indore to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Indore in September: high temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) hover around 39°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Belur Math
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Belur Math ©
Belur Math
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple

4
nights
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.
Make the 1st (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Dreams, take a stroll through Thamel, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Kathmandu day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kathmandu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll lose 0.2 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kathmandu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in September, expect Kathmandu to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Patan (Lalitpur)
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Helicopter Tours
Climbing Tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa

2
nights
Varanasi, India

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 2nd (Tue): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Assi Ghat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, then steep yourself in history at Rajendraprasad Ghat, and finally make a trip to Sarnath.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Varanasi online travel planner.

Fly from Kathmandu to Varanasi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, car, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.2 hours traveling from Kathmandu to Varanasi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kathmandu in October; daily highs in Varanasi reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Patna.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Walking tours
Ganges River
Ganges River
Sarnath ©
Sarnath

1
night
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 4th (Thu), walk around Eco Park, steep yourself in history at Golghar, then deepen your understanding at Gandhi Sangrahalaya, and finally walk around Buddha Smriti Park.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Patna trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Varanasi to Patna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Guwahati.

Things to do in Patna

Parks Historic Sites
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Eco Park ©
Eco Park
Buddha Smriti Park ©
Buddha Smriti Park
Gandhi Sangrahalaya ©
Gandhi Sangrahalaya

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple, snap pictures at Saraighat Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Kamakhya Temple, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Fancy Bazar.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Guwahati trip maker app.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Patna to Guwahati in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Guwahati sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guwahati

Shopping Historic Sites
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Fancy Bazar ©
Fancy Bazar
Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple ©
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple

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