11 days in India & Kathmandu Itinerary

11 days in India & Kathmandu Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Indore, India

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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.
Take a break from Kolkata (Calcutta) with a short trip to Belur Math in Belur, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, and don't miss a visit to College Street (Boi Para).

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) holiday planner.

Indore to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Indore in September, expect Kolkata (Calcutta) to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time 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

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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. And it doesn't end there: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, contemplate the long history of Kathmandu Durbar Square, admire the natural beauty at Garden of Dreams, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Crematoria.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Kathmandu trip planner.

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kathmandu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.2 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kathmandu. 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) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Dasaswamedh Ghat, and then explore the activities along Ganges River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Assi Ghat, then admire the striking features of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, then steep yourself in history at Rajendraprasad Ghat, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarnath.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Varanasi trip planner.

Fly from Kathmandu to Varanasi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, car, and train. You'll gain 0.2 hours traveling from Kathmandu to Varanasi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kathmandu in October, things will get a bit warmer in Varanasi: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Patna.

Things to do in Varanasi

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Surya Mandir, pause for some photo ops at Martyr's Memorial, then steep yourself in history at Golghar, then deepen your understanding at Gandhi Sangrahalaya, and finally walk around Eco Park. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Buddha Smriti Park, then don't miss a visit to Gandhi Maidan, then browse the different shops at Vasundhara Metro Mall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Mandir.

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Getting from Varanasi to Patna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. October in Patna sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Patna

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Eco Park ©
Eco Park
Surya Mandir ©
Surya Mandir
Buddha Smriti Park ©
Buddha Smriti Park

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