17 days in India & Kathmandu Itinerary

17 days in India & Kathmandu Itinerary

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17 days in India & Kathmandu Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Jaipur, India
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Rishikesh, India
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
New Delhi, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

5
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.
When in Kathmandu, make a side trip to see Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com in Bhaktapur, approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa, contemplate the long history of Kathmandu Durbar Square, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take a stroll through Thamel.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu tour planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kathmandu is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Kathmandu, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in March, expect Kathmandu to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Patan (Lalitpur), Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com
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Climbing Tours
Helicopter Tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa

6
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.
Spend the 23rd (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Amber Fort, admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, and learn about all things military at Nahargarh Fort.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur vacation planner.

You can fly from Kathmandu to Jaipur in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Traveling from Kathmandu in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Jaipur: highs are around 37°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Historic Sites Outdoors
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

1
night
Rishikesh, India

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 26th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat, snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula, and then steep yourself in history at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Rishikesh trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Jaipur to Rishikesh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
Lakshman Jhula ©
Lakshman Jhula

4
nights
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, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at Gandhi Smriti, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Rishikesh to New Delhi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in New Delhi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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