9 days in Kathmandu, Pokhara & New Delhi Itinerary

9 days in Kathmandu, Pokhara & New Delhi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 2 nights
Fly:  45 min
2
Pokhara, Nepal
— 3 nights
Fly:  45 min
3
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
New Delhi, India
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  3 h 45 min
End: Hyderabad, India

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by S.K. Handicrafts Export, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kathmandu road trip website.

Bengaluru, India to Kathmandu is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Bengaluru to Kathmandu, you'll lose 0.2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, you will find days in Kathmandu are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are much colder (5°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
S.K. Handicrafts Export ©
S.K. Handicrafts Export

3
nights
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara ©
Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Gurkha Memorial Museum. Popular historic sites such as Bindhya Basini Temple and Peace Temple are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), stop by Women's Skills Development Organization, Head underground at Gupteswar Gupha, and get some fabulous bargains at Love Love Pashmina Store & Gems.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Pokhara vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kathmandu in December since evenings lows in Pokhara dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Love Love Pashmina Store & Gems ©
Love Love Pashmina Store & Gems
Bindhya Basini Temple ©
Bindhya Basini Temple
Parasailing & Paragliding

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nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu road trip app.

Getting from Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pokhara in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kathmandu, with lows of 3°C. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Patan (Lalitpur)
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Patan Museum ©
Patan Museum
Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar) ©
Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar)
Spas & Wellness

1
night
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
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.
On the 5th (Sat), look for gifts at Luv Indiya and then browse the different shops at Ambience Mall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read New Delhi trip planner.

Fly from Kathmandu to New Delhi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kathmandu to New Delhi, you'll gain 0.2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kathmandu in January, New Delhi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ambience Mall
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Ambience Mall ©
Ambience Mall
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village
Jahanpanah City Forest ©
Jahanpanah City Forest

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