28 days in India & Nepal Itinerary

28 days in India & Nepal Itinerary

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Start: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Fly:  2 h 15 min
1
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Mumbai, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Jodhpur, India
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Udaipur, India
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Jaipur, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Agra, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
New Delhi, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
8
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  8 h
9
Thekkady, India
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Colombo, Sri Lanka


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3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: Thrissur (Ivor Madom Temple, Kudakkallu Parambu, &more), Alappuzha (International Coir Museum & Vishnu Temple) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and stop by Leens Export.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip site.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 2.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Thrissur, Alappuzha, Marari Beach
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

3
nights
Mumbai, India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, and take a memorable drive along Marine Drive.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mumbai travel site.

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Mumbai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in January, Mumbai is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Walking tours
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

1
night
Jodhpur, India

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then admire the masterpieces at Ganesh Handicrafts.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jodhpur online travel route planner.

Getting from Mumbai to Jodhpur by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in January, expect Jodhpur to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts

1
night
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 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and then explore the activities along Lake Pichola.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Udaipur online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Udaipur are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola
Jagdish Temple ©
Jagdish Temple

4
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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Amber Palace, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jaipur travel planning app.

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Jaipur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Historic Sites
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Amber Palace
Amber Palace
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind ©
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

3
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Take a break from Agra with a short trip to Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple, make a trip to Diwan E Aam, and explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Agra attractions planning tool.

Drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Jaipur in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Agra: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Keoladeo National Park
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Rail Tours

3
nights
New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Food Tours
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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.
Kathmandu is known for historic sites, spas, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get out on two wheels at Himalayan Leaders, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and contemplate the long history of Kathmandu Durbar Square.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kathmandu travel planner.

You can fly from New Delhi to Kathmandu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Delhi to Kathmandu, you'll lose 0.2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Kathmandu, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Photography Tours

4
nights
Thekkady, India

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, relax in the rural setting at Philip's Natural Honey And Bee Farm, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kathmandu to Thekkady in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Nepal Time (NPT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -0.2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park

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