13 days in Kathmandu & Uttarakhand Itinerary

13 days in Kathmandu & Uttarakhand Itinerary

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Kathmandu, Nepal
— 7 nights
Fly to Dhangarhi, Taxi to Nainital
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Nainital, India
— 1 night
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Rishikesh, India
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 18th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Make the 19th (Wed) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhunath Temple, make a trip to Namo Buddha Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu tour itinerary planner.

Bhubaneswar, India to Kathmandu is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bhubaneswar to Kathmandu is 0.2 hours. Traveling from Bhubaneswar in August, expect Kathmandu to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Nainital, India

The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
On the 20th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi, then explore the activities along Nainital Lake, then look for gifts at The Pahari Store, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naina Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Nainital Zoo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Karkotaka Temple, and then explore the activities along Bhimtal Lake.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nainital itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kathmandu to Nainital in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Nepal Time to India Standard Time is minus 0.2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Rishikesh, India

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rishikesh: Yoga Vidya Mandiram (in Tapovan) and Ganga Aarti at Haridwar (in Haridwar). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, snap pictures at Ram Jhula, and see the sights as you ascend with Himalayas Adventure.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nainital to Rishikesh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Uttarakhand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
Land of Gods
Called the "Land of Gods" thanks to its many temples and notable pilgrimage sites, Uttarakhand appeals to tourists interested in taking a spiritual journey through an awe-inspiring Himalayan landscape. A comprehensive Uttarakhand tour encompasses everything from colonial-era hill stations and thriving cities, to protected wildlife areas and holiday towns with every amenity under the sun. Many come to discover the dramatic mountainous terrain dotted with sacred lakes and rivers--featuring prominently in the great epics "Mahabharata" and "Ramayana--while others take a trip to Uttarakhand for a chance to spot snow leopards and Bengal tigers.