30 days in India & Nepal Itinerary

30 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:  3 h 45 min
2
Bengaluru, India
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
3
Goa, India
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Mumbai, India
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6 h
5
Shimla, India
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  8 h 15 min
6
Pokhara, Nepal
— 1 night
Fly:  45 min
7
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
Chennai, India
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
9
Munnar, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Thekkady, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
End: Colombo, Sri Lanka

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin), India

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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, and make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip maker 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 in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
night
Bengaluru, India

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Govardhana Kshetra, admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of Omkareshwarar Temple, and finally stroll around Cubbon Park.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Bengaluru vacation website.

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Bengaluru in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in January, expect Bengaluru to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Historic Sites
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Cubbon Park ©
Cubbon Park

3
nights
Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Palolem Beach, stroll through Baga Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Goa's Ark, and identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Goa trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Bengaluru to Goa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Goa when traveling from Bengaluru in January, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach

3
nights
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
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: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, and stroll through Chowpatty Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mumbai trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Mumbai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Goa in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Mumbai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

1
night
Shimla, India

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then stroll around Daulat Singh Park, and finally make a trip to The Mall.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla road trip planner.

Getting from Mumbai to Shimla by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

1
night
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara ©
Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for gifts at Himalayan Threads Handicrafts Shop, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Peace Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pokhara day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Shimla to Pokhara in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Nepal Time, which is usually a 0.2 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Pokhara can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors
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Peace Temple ©
Peace Temple
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)
Parasailing & Paragliding

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: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get some fabulous bargains at The Cashmere Outlet, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu online visit planner.

You can fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pokhara in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 3°C in Kathmandu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Taleju Mandir Temple
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Walking tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Helicopter Tours

1
night
Chennai, India

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Chennai online attractions planner.

You can fly from Kathmandu to Chennai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kathmandu to Chennai is minus 0.2 hours. In January, Chennai is much hotter than Kathmandu - with highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Chennai

Tours Parks Spas
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Walking tours
The Theosophical Society ©
The Theosophical Society
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

3
nights
Munnar, India

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range, and examine the collection at Tea Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Munnar road trip site.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Chennai to Munnar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Climbing Tours
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

4
nights
Thekkady, India

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Periyar National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, walk around Thekkady Rose Park, and explore the activities along Periyar Lake.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
Periyar National Park ©
Periyar National Park

4
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach) and Varkala Town (Asparagus, Spas & Wellness, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palkulangara Devi Temple, visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and make a trip to Holy Land.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In January in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam, Sunil's Wax Museum, Holy Land
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas & Wellness

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