48 days in India, Sao Paulo & Kathmandu Itinerary

48 days in India, Sao Paulo & Kathmandu Itinerary

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48 days in India, Sao Paulo & Kathmandu Itinerary

Start: Bauru, Brazil
Bus:  4 h 30 min
1
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  25 h
2
New Delhi, India
— 3 nights
train:  9 h
3
Manali, India
— 1 night
bus:  33 h
4
Leh, India
— 8 nights
Bus:  9 h
5
Srinagar, India
— 4 nights
bus+Train:  25 h
6
Jaisalmer, India
— 2 nights
Taxi + Train:  7 h 15 min
7
Jodhpur, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Udaipur, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
9
Pushkar, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
11
Agra, India
— 2 nights
Train:  12 h 30 min
12
Varanasi, India
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
13
Bodh Gaya, India
— 2 nights
Train+Bus:  23 h 45 min
14
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 2 nights
End: Kathmandu, Nepal

1
night
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip planning tool .

Bauru to Sao Paulo is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Bauru in September, plan for little chillier days in Sao Paulo, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Nightlife Shopping Museums
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3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, then steep yourself in history at Rajpath, and finally steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi tour itinerary website .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. September in New Delhi sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Raj Ghat ©
Raj Ghat
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village

1
night
Manali, India

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm, then see the interesting displays at International Roerich Memorial Trust, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tripura Sundari Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Manali trip app .

You can fly from New Delhi to Manali in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Leh.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tripura Sundari Temple, The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm
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Tripura Sundari Temple ©
Tripura Sundari Temple
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Siyali Mahadev Temple ©
Siyali Mahadev Temple

8
nights
Leh, India

Leh ©
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 in touch with nature at Khardung La and Markha Valley. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alchi Choskor Monastery and Hemis Monastery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leh: Alchi Monastary (in Alchi) and Monastero Tak Thok (in Sakti). Spend the 18th (Wed) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take a memorable drive along Tanglang La, look for all kinds of wild species at Donkey Sanctuary, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Likir Gompa.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Leh trip maker app .

Drive from Manali to Leh in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Leh

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monastero Tak Thok, Alchi Monastary, Khardung La, Hemis Monastery
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Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Photography Tours
Zanskar the Virgin Valley ©
Zanskar the Virgin Valley

4
nights
Srinagar, India

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Step off the beaten path and head to Doodhpathri and Doodhpathri. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Khir Bhawani Temple and Shah-e-Hamdan. The adventure continues: make a trip to Sinthan Top, take a memorable drive along Yousmarg, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Srinagar online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Leh to Srinagar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Doodhpathri
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:
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Yousmarg ©
Yousmarg
Khir Bhawani Temple ©
Khir Bhawani Temple
Walking tours

2
nights
Jaisalmer, India

Jaisalmer ©
A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
On the 26th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Desert Culture Centre & Museum.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jaisalmer trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Srinagar to Jaisalmer takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Parks Nature Shopping
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Amar Sagar Lake ©
Amar Sagar Lake
The Thar Heritage Museum ©
The Thar Heritage Museum
Shree Laxmi Art Home ©
Shree Laxmi Art Home

2
nights
Jodhpur, India

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School. Get a sense of the local culture at The Singaria Coin Museum and Kotsa - Travellers Gallery. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Umaid Heritage Art School, steep yourself in history at Phool Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chamunda Mata Temple, and look for gifts at Student Shop.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Jodhpur holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Jodhpur can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Shopping Museums Outdoors
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Safaris
Phool Mahal ©
Phool Mahal
Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School ©
Chauhan's Art Gallery & Art School

3
nights
Udaipur, India

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, view the masterpieces at Gothwal Art, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Fateh Prakash Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Fateh Sagar Lake, and then take an in-depth tour of Maharana Pratap Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Udaipur travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Udaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jodhpur in September, things will get little chillier in Udaipur: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pushkar.

Things to do in Udaipur

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
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Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
Safaris
Maharana Pratap Museum ©
Maharana Pratap Museum

4
nights
Pushkar, India

Pushkar ©
Immerse yourself in Hindu holy sites in one of the oldest cities in India, Pushkar--where even the camels wear jewels.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Archaeological Museum and Daulat Khana. Get outdoors at Dharma Camel Safari Pushkar and Paradizzo Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Pushkar: Ajmer (Mayo College Museum, Akbari Masjid, & more) and Meera Bai (Charbhuja) Temple (in Nagaur). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Jalore Wildlife Sanctuary, make a trip to Old Rangji Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rangji Temple.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pushkar trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Udaipur to Pushkar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jaipur.

Things to do in Pushkar

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ajmer, Jalore Wildlife Sanctuary, Meera Bai (Charbhuja) Temple
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 7:
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Rangji Temple ©
Rangji Temple
Dharma Camel Safari pushkar ©
Dharma Camel Safari pushkar
Old Rangji Temple ©
Old Rangji Temple

2
nights
Jaipur, India

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.
Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Moti Dungari Temple, and then look for gifts at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Pushkar to Jaipur in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
Elefriend ©
Elefriend

2
nights
Agra, India

Agra ©
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the striking features of Tomb of Akbar the Great, contemplate the long history of Akbar's Tomb, steep yourself in history at Maryamuzzamani Palace, don't miss a visit to Lotus Throne, then don't miss a visit to Diwan-I-Khas, and finally make a trip to Jodhabai Palace. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Mughal Carpet, admire the architecture and history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Jawab Masjid, and finally contemplate the long history of Shah Burj.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Agra, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Fatehpur Sikri, Tomb of Akbar the Great
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
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Tomb of Akbar the Great ©
Tomb of Akbar the Great
Saha Burj ©
Saha Burj
Lotus Throne ©
Lotus Throne

4
nights
Varanasi, India

Varanasi ©
A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary and Birthplace of Sant Ravidas Seergovardhan Varanasi. Get a sense of the local culture at Sankat Mochan Temple and Kriti Gallery. Take a break from Varanasi with a short trip to Devdari Falls in Chandauli, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vishalakshi Temple, contemplate the long history of Batuk Bhairav Mandir, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple), and explore the galleries of Mehta Art Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Varanasi trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Agra to Varanasi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Varanasi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bodh Gaya.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Chandauli
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:
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Sankat Mochan Temple ©
Sankat Mochan Temple
Archaeological Museum ©
Archaeological Museum
Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple) ©
Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple)

2
nights
Bodh Gaya, India

Bodh Gaya ©
One of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, Bodh Gaya has risen to international fame as the place where Prince Siddhartha sat under the Bodhi tree and gained enlightenment some 2,600 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chinese Temple, then trek along Cankamana, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Burmese Vihara Monastary, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Metta Buddharam Temple. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Bodhgaya Multimedia Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Animesh Lochana Chaitya Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Bhutan Monastery, then admire the landmark architecture of Palyul Namdroling Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daijokyo Buddhist Temple, and finally make a trip to Kagyu Monlam.

Discover how to plan a Bodh Gaya trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Varanasi to Bodh Gaya in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daytime highs in Bodh Gaya are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Chinese Temple ©
Chinese Temple
Royal Bhutan Monastery ©
Royal Bhutan Monastery
Bodhgaya Multimedia Museum ©
Bodhgaya Multimedia Museum

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nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), explore the world behind art at Patan Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Changu Narayan.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kathmandu driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bodh Gaya to Kathmandu. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bodh Gaya in October: high temperatures in Kathmandu hover around 31°C and lows are around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Patan (Lalitpur), Changu Narayan
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:
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Changu Narayan ©
Changu Narayan
Patan Museum ©
Patan Museum
Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar) ©

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