19 days in South Asia Itinerary

19 days in South Asia Itinerary

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Udaipur, India
— 3 nights
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Jodhpur, India
— 1 night
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Jaisalmer, India
— 1 night
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Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
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Agra, India
— 1 night
Train to New Delhi, Fly to Leh
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Leh, India
— 1 night
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New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
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Punakha, Bhutan
— 2 nights
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Thimphu, Bhutan
— 2 nights
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Kathmandu, Nepal
— 3 nights
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Udaipur, India — 3 nights

Venice of the East

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at City Palace of Udaipur and Gothwal Art. Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Rakht-Talai (Haldighati). Venture out of the city with trips to Ranakpur Jain Temple (in Sadri), Shahastrabahu Temple (in Gwalior) and Ranakpur (Ranakpur Dam & Surya Narayan Temple). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrinathji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Maharana Pratap Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Maharana Pratap Memorial.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Udaipur online trip maker.

Bengaluru to Udaipur is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Udaipur when traveling from Bengaluru in March, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Jodhpur.
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Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:

Jodhpur, India — 1 night

Sun City

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 23rd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, contemplate the long history of Phool Mahal, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, then get to know the fascinating history of Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well), and finally stop by Via Jodhpur.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Jodhpur vacation planner.

Drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Jodhpur, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Jaisalmer.
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Find places to stay Mar 22 — 23:

Jaisalmer, India — 1 night

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
On the 24th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temples, take in the exciting artwork at Sonee Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Desert Culture Centre & Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Thar Heritage Museum, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Desert Art Gallery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tazia Tower.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jaisalmer driving holiday planner.

Drive from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Jaipur.
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Find places to stay Mar 23 — 24:

Jaipur, India — 2 nights

Pink City

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, make a trip to City Palace of Jaipur, examine the collection at Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally look for gifts at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Govind Dev Ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moti Dungari Temple, and finally make a short side trip with The Rustic Paths.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Jaisalmer to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Agra.
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Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:

Agra, India — 1 night

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
On the 27th (Fri), make a trip to Agra Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Mankameshwar Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Soami Bagh, and finally contemplate the long history of Maryamuzzamani Palace.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Agra trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Agra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Agra are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Leh.
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Find places to stay Mar 26 — 27:

Leh, India — 1 night

The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stop by De Pashmina Emporium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Circuit, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chokhang Vihara Temple, then Head underground at Saspol Caves, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chemre Gompa Monastery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Leh trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can fly to New Delhi.
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Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:

New Delhi, India — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, see the interesting displays at National Gandhi Museum, then make a trip to India Gate, then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, and finally contemplate the long history of Rajpath. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, admire the landmark architecture of ISKCON Temple Delhi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sai Baba Temple.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New Delhi online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Leh to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Punakha.
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Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:

Punakha, Bhutan — 2 nights

The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): make a trip to Punakha Suspension Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and then don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wangdue Dzong, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple, and then make a trip to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Punakha trip app.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Punakha takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Punakha. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Thimphu.
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Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:

Thimphu, Bhutan — 2 nights

The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
On the 2nd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Simply Bhutan Museum, examine the collection at Bhutan Postal Museum, then see the interesting displays at Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, then get a sense of history and politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Phajoding Monastery. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Dochula Pass, contemplate the long history of Simtokha Dzong, then pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, and finally make a trip to Changangkha Lhakhang.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Thimphu trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Punakha to Thimphu takes 2.5 hours. In April in Thimphu, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Kathmandu.
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Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

Kathmandu, Nepal — 3 nights

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.
Changu Narayan and Boudhanath Stupa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nyatapola Temple and Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kathmandu: Bhaktapur (Til Mahadev Narayan Mandir & 55 Window Palace). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Patan Museum, make a trip to Degutalle Mandir Temple, appreciate the history behind Ashok Stupa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kopan Monastery.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Thimphu to Kathmandu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Thimphu to Kathmandu is minus 0.2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Thimphu in April; daily highs in Kathmandu reach 33°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.
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Bhutan travel guide

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Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Sacred & Religious Sites
Last Shangrila
Thanks to its location in the Himalayas, tiny Bhutan's main tourist attraction is its stunning natural scenery. The last of the world's Buddhist kingdoms, this mountainous country boasts stretches of fertile land and a small population surviving on subsistence farming. Visitors seeking culturally enriching experiences take a trip to Bhutan to discover a mysterious and magic mountain kingdom where traditional Buddhism slowly and carefully accepts the developments of the modern world. Popular things to do in this "Last Shangrila" include bird-watching, hiking, and biking through some of the planet's least-spoiled wilderness areas, where commercial tourism still seems a concept from a distant future.
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Nepal travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Spas · Parasailing & Paragliding
With everything from snowcapped mountains and vast grasslands to dense tropical forests, Nepal represents one of the world's most ecologically diverse destinations. A trip to Nepal takes visitors to an ancient land situated between India and China, both of which influence the region's culture, cuisine, and religious traditions. Despite the country's natural appeal, commercial tourism in Nepal remains a relatively new industry and most of the area lies unspoiled and undiscovered by foreigners. Ideal for travelers interested in pushing their physical abilities to the limit, Nepal contains most of the world's tallest peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest.
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