9 days in India & Nepal Itinerary

9 days in India & Nepal Itinerary

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Ahmedabad, India
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Rishikesh, India
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Leh, India
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Ahmedabad, India

Manchester of India

The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
On the 11th (Sun), browse the different shops at Ahmedabad One Mall, contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hathee Singh Jain Temple, and finally make a trip to Akshardham.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ahmedabad trip itinerary planner.

Vijayawada to Ahmedabad is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In August in Ahmedabad, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites · Shopping

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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 12th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swayambhunath Temple, then look for gifts at Gorkha Zone Khukuri House, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Crematoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo, and then wander the streets of Thamel.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu route maker app.

Traveling by flight from Ahmedabad to Kathmandu takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. You'll lose 0.2 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Kathmandu due to the time zone difference. In August, Kathmandu is little chillier than Ahmedabad - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, stop by Shiv Gauri Pashmina World, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rishikesh trip planner.

Getting from Kathmandu to Rishikesh by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Kathmandu to Rishikesh, you'll gain 0.2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites · Shopping

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Leh, India

The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Get some historical perspective at Shanti Stupa and Stakna Monastery. Get some cultural insight at Alchi Monastery and Likir Gompa. Go for a jaunt from Leh to Hemis to see Hemis Monastery about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Khardung La, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery, examine the collection at Hall of Fame, and stop by Pashmina House.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Leh trip site.

Traveling by flight from Rishikesh to Leh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Shopping

Side Trips

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.

Nepal travel guide

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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.

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.

Jammu and Kashmir travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Gardens
India's northernmost state, Jammu and Kashmir boasts many notable temples, yet the region's claim to fame remains its natural splendor. A tour of Jammu and Kashmir takes you across a mountainous landscape at the foothills of the Lesser Himalaya, with abundant skiing and hiking opportunities. Despite its natural appeal and a wealth of cultural attractions, this border area remains off most tourists' itineraries because of enduring tensions between India and Pakistan. The few foreign visitors who make it here usually head to Ladakh, a trekkers' paradise that's also considered one of northern India's safest places.