21 days in India, Nepal & Dubai Itinerary

21 days in India, Nepal & Dubai Itinerary

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Bengaluru, India
— 3 nights
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Puttaparthi, India
— 1 night
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Tirupati, India
— 1 night
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Chennai, India
— 1 night
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Mumbai, India
— 2 nights
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Rishikesh, India
— 2 nights
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New Delhi, India
— 3 nights
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Agra, India
— 1 night
Train to New Delhi Station, Fly to Kathmandu
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Bhaktapur, Nepal
— 1 day
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Fly to King Shaka International Airport, Drive to Pietermaritzburg

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Bengaluru, India

— 3 nights

Silicon Valley of India

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Let the collections at The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum and Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to ISKCON Temple Bangalore and UB City. Take a break from Bengaluru with a short trip to Savandurga in Dabguli, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Infant Jesus Shrine, don't miss a visit to Sri Subramanya Swamy Devasthanam, view the masterpieces at Cauvery Handicrafts, and take an unorthodox tour of Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bengaluru online trip builder.

Durban, South Africa to Bengaluru is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Durban to Bengaluru, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durban in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Bengaluru, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Puttaparthi.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Puttaparthi, India

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Samadhi Shrine, contemplate the long history of Wish Fullfilling Tree, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Adhyantha Amritha Sai Temple.

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Drive from Bengaluru to Puttaparthi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Puttaparthi

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tirupati, India

— 1 night
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
On the 24th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Bedi Anjaneyaswami Temple, contemplate the long history of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varahaswami Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Vari Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Tirupati trip planner.

Getting from Puttaparthi to Tirupati by car takes about 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites

Chennai, India

— 1 night

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Sakthi Vinayagar Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple.

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Traveling by car from Tirupati to Chennai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Tours

Mumbai, India

— 2 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): visit Colaba, get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahalakshmi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Mary Basilica, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, then contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then visit Nariman Point, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wesley Church.

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Traveling by flight from Chennai to Mumbai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Mumbai, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Museums

Rishikesh, India

— 2 nights

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 28th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, push the limits with an extreme tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally take in the views from Ram Jhula. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandi Devi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rishikesh trip planner.

Getting from Mumbai to Rishikesh by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

New Delhi, India

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like ISKCON Temple Delhi and Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan). Rajpath and Red Fort will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 30th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, take in nature's colorful creations at Lodhi Garden, and wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village.

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You can fly from Rishikesh to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Agra, India

— 1 night

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balkeshwar Mandir, then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, then stop by The Warehouse of Gifts & Souvenirs, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. George's Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Agra trip planning website.

Getting from New Delhi to Agra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Agra are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Bhaktapur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Shopping

Bhaktapur, Nepal

— 1 day

Nepal's Cultural Gem

On a tour of Bhaktapur, an ancient city in the World Heritage-listed Kathmandu Valley, discover a rich tapestry of Nepalese culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery, delve into the distant past at Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com, stop by Peacock Shop, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nyatapola Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Changu Narayan.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bhaktapur day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Agra to Bhaktapur takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from Agra to Bhaktapur, you'll lose 0.2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Agra in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bhaktapur, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Bhaktapur

Historic Sites · Shopping

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 3 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Kite Beach. You'll explore and learn at Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization and Museum of Illusions. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jumeirah Mosque, grab your bike and head to Al Qudra Cycle Path, and take in the waterfront activity at Dubai Marina.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dubai trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Bhaktapur to Dubai in 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.8 hours traveling from Bhaktapur to Dubai. Traveling from Bhaktapur in January, expect nights in Dubai to be much hotter, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trip

India travel guide

4.6
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.

Nepal travel guide

4.4
Sacred & Religious Sites · Parasailing & Paragliding · Spas
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.