57 days in India & Nepal Itinerary

57 days in India & Nepal Itinerary

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57 days in India & Nepal Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Vrindavan, India
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  6​h
2
Puri, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Chennai, India
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  5​h 45​min
4
Kanyakumari, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Rameswaram, India
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  22​h
6
Badrinath, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Kedarnath, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h
8
Lumbini, Nepal
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h 45​min
9
Chitwan National Park, Nepal
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Muktinath, Nepal
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
11
Pokhara, Nepal
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
12
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
13
Janakpur, Nepal
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
14
Gaya, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
15
New Delhi, India
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  18​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States


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Vrindavan, India

Vrindavan ©
The holy town of Vrindavan marks the place where the Hindu deity Krishna is said to have spent his childhood.
Explore Vrindavan's surroundings by going to AMU Jama Masjid (in Aligarh), Barsana Shri Radha Rani Temple (in Mathura) and Laxman Temple (in Bharatpur). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham and make a trip to Mata Vaishno Devi Dham.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vrindavan travel route planner.

New York City, USA to Vrindavan is an approximately 27-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Vrindavan is 10 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: high temperatures in Vrindavan hover around 101°F and lows are around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Puri.

Things to do in Vrindavan

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mathura, AMU Jama Masjid, Laxman Temple
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Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham ©
Prem Mandir - Shyama Shyam Dham
ISKCON Vrindavan ©
ISKCON Vrindavan
Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex ©
Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex

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Puri, India

Puri ©
An important place of Hindu pilgrimage, Puri features a wealth of holy and historic sites that draw in believers and tourists alike.
Get out of town with these interesting Puri side-trips: Mangalajodi (in Khurda), Bhubaneswar (Nandankanan Zoological Park, Shree Ram Mandir, & more) and Konark (Vishnu Temple & Konark Sun Temple). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Puri Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Govardhan Peetham, enjoy the sand and surf at Baliharachandi Beach, and don't miss a visit to Jagannath Temple.

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

You can do a combination of train and flight from Vrindavan to Puri in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April in Puri, expect temperatures between 102°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Puri

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Bhubaneswar, Konark, Mangalajodi
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:
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Puri Beach ©
Puri Beach
Konark Sun Temple ©
Konark Sun Temple
Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts ©
Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts

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Chennai, India

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chennai: Mahabalipuram (Sea Shore Temple, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, & more) and DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, kick back and relax at Marina Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Rockfort Temple, and admire the natural beauty at The Theosophical Society.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Chennai trip planner .

You can fly from Puri to Chennai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Puri in April: highs in Chennai hover around 97°F, while lows dip to 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Rockfort Temple, DakshinaChitra Museum
Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 1:
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance

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Kanyakumari, India

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Kanyakumari is known for historic sites, beaches, museums, theme parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, and stroll through Kanyakumari Beach.

You can plan Kanyakumari trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chennai to Kanyakumari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Chennai in May, you will find days in Kanyakumari are a bit cooler (89°F), and nights are about the same (78°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thollavilai Narayana Swamy Temple ©

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Rameswaram, India

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
When in Rameswaram, make a side trip to see Five-Faced Hanuman Temple in Ramanathapuram, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, stroll through Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, and see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Badrinath.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trip

Five-Faced Hanuman Temple
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Water Bird Sanctuary ©
Water Bird Sanctuary

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Badrinath, India

Badrinath ©
Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Venture out of the city with trips to Chamoli (Hemkund Lake & Hemkund Sahib). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Badrinath Ji Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Saraswati River, explore the striking landscape of Valley of Flowers National Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vasudhara Falls.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Badrinath trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rameswaram to Badrinath. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Kedarnath.

Things to do in Badrinath

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chamoli, Valley of Flowers National Park
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Valley of Flowers National Park ©
Valley of Flowers National Park
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Hemkund Sahib ©
Hemkund Sahib

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Kedarnath, India

Kedarnath ©
Kedarnath is a town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and has gained importance because of Kedarnath Temple. Kedarnath is known for historic sites and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kedarnath Mandir, pause for some photo ops at Shankaracharya Samadhi, and contemplate the waterfront views at Vasuki Tal Mountain Lake.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kedarnath online trip maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Badrinath to Kedarnath. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lumbini.

Things to do in Kedarnath

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Kedarnath Mandir ©
Kedarnath Mandir
Madmaheshwar Temple ©
Madmaheshwar Temple
Vasuki Tal Mountain Lake ©
Vasuki Tal Mountain Lake

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Lumbini, Nepal

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Lumbini is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment, admire the striking features of World Peace Pagoda, delve into the distant past at Kudan Stupa, and appreciate the history behind Lumbini.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lumbini trip itinerary maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kedarnath to Lumbini. May in Lumbini sees daily highs of 96°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Chitwan National Park.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites
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Maya Devi Temple ©
Maya Devi Temple
Lumbini ©
Lumbini
Royal Thai Monastery ©
Royal Thai Monastery

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Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Chitwan National Park ©
The diverse ecosystems of Chitwan National Park house a large range of plants and animals, with the park listed as a World Heritage Site.
Get out of town with these interesting Chitwan National Park side-trips: Sauraha (Sauraha Art Gallery & Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Center). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Chitwan National Park, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Narayani River, and stroll through Tiger Residency Resort.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chitwan National Park road trip website .

Traveling by bus from Lumbini to Chitwan National Park takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in May, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Muktinath.

Things to do in Chitwan National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Sauraha
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Chitwan National Park ©
Chitwan National Park
Narayani River ©
Narayani River
Tiger Residency Resort ©
Tiger Residency Resort

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Muktinath, Nepal

Muktinath ©
Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass (part of the Himalayas) in Mustang, Nepal. Get out of town with these interesting Muktinath side-trips: Annapurna (in Annapurna Region), Marpha Monastery (in Marpha) and Dhumba Lake (in Jomsom). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Muktinath Temple, hike along Jomsom Muktinath Trek, and take in the architecture and design of Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Muktinath trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Chitwan National Park to Muktinath by combination of flight and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. In May, Muktinath is slightly colder than Chitwan National Park - with highs of 86°F and lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Muktinath

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mustang Region, Dhumba Lake, Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery, Annapurna
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
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Annapurna ©
Annapurna
Muktinath Temple ©
Muktinath Temple
Muktinath Temple ©
Muktinath Temple

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Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Pokhara is known for nature, adventure, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Poon Hill, look for gifts at Angel Hands Cashmere Store, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pokhara trip app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Muktinath to Pokhara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Pokhara, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Pokhara

Nature Parks Tours
Find places to stay May 23 — 27:
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Walking tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)

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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.
Kathmandu is known for historic sites, adventure, spas, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Garden of Dreams, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Kathmandu travel app .

Kathmandu is very close to Pokhara. Traveling from Pokhara in May, plan for little chillier nights in Kathmandu, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Janakpur.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Spas
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 2:
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Walking tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa

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Janakpur, Nepal

Janakpur ©
Janakpur is the capital of Dhanusa District in Nepal. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Sita Vivah Mandap and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janaki Mandir.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Janakpur road trip planning website .

You can drive from Kathmandu to Janakpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Gaya.

Things to do in Janakpur

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:
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Janaki Mandir ©
Janaki Mandir
Ram Sita Vivah Mandap ©
Ram Sita Vivah Mandap

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Gaya, India

Gaya ©
Gaya is a city of ancient historical and mythological significance. Gaya is known for historic sites, nature, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Koteshwarnath Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Dungeshwari Hills, and Head underground at Barabar Caves.

Plan a trip to Gaya easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Drive from Janakpur to Gaya in 8.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 100°F in June, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Gaya

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Busshin-ji Temple ©
Busshin-ji Temple
Barabar Caves ©
Barabar Caves
Apr City Centre ©
Apr City Centre

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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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akshardham, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read New Delhi trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gaya to New Delhi. In June, daytime highs in New Delhi are 102°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 12:
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham
India Gate ©
India Gate

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