60 days in South Asia Itinerary

60 days in South Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Drive to Alchi
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Alchi, India
— 1 night
Drive
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Leh, India
— 7 nights
Fly
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Shimla, India
— 3 nights
Fly to Madurai, Train to Rameswaram
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Rameswaram, India
— 3 nights
Train
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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Galle, Sri Lanka
— 8 nights
Fly
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Goa, India
— 8 nights
Fly to Pune, Bus to Shirdi
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Shirdi, India
— 3 nights
Train to Ghatkopar, Fly to Jaisalmer
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Jaisalmer, India
— 3 nights
Fly
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Jaipur, India
— 6 nights
Fly
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Agra, India
— 3 nights
Train to New Delhi Station, Fly to Kathmandu
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Kathmandu, Nepal
— 6 nights
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Alchi, India

— 1 night
Alchi is a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Monastery.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Alchi day trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Alchi is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Alchi is 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Leh.

Things to do in Alchi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Leh, India

— 7 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Khardung La and River Rafting & Tubing. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shanti Stupa and Hemis Monastery. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Leh trip planner.

You can drive from Alchi to Leh in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Shimla.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 24:

Shimla, India

— 3 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge and then deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Shimla route planning website.

You can fly from Leh to Shimla in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Rameswaram on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Rameswaram, India

— 3 nights
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Explore hidden gems such as Pamban bridge and Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House and Hanuman Temple. It doesn't end there: snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge and enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach Point.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rameswaram tour builder website.

Getting from Shimla to Rameswaram by combination of flight and train takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

— 4 nights
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ruwanwelisaya and Sigiriya Fortress. Get some cultural insight at Isurumuniya Temple and Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. Take a break from Anuradhapura with a short trip to Kaudulla National Park in Habarana, about 1h 35 min away. It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mihintale.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Anuradhapura road trip app.

Traveling by train from Rameswaram to Anuradhapura takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:

Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

— 3 nights
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Koneswaram Temple and Velgam Vehera. Explore hidden gems such as Nilaveli Beach and Trincomalee War Cemetery. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Kovil.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Trincomalee tour planner.

Getting from Anuradhapura to Trincomalee by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Galle, Sri Lanka

— 8 nights
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Visit Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara and Dutch Reformed Church for their historical value. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Tsunami Photo Museum (in Telwatta), Hikkaduwa (Tsunami Honganji Vihara & Community Tsunami Museum) and Off-Road Tours (in Tissamaharama). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Sinharaja Forest Reserve, stop by Lihiniya Gems, steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and relax in the rural setting at Handunugoda Tea Estate.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Galle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Trincomalee to Galle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In August in Galle, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Goa.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 14:

Goa, India

— 8 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chapora Fort and Utorda Beach. Relax by the water at Majorda Beach and Candolim Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Baga Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Benaulim Beach, and take a stroll through Old Goa.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Goa planner.

Getting from Galle to Goa by flight takes about 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Shirdi.

Things to do in Goa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 22:

Shirdi, India

— 3 nights
The small town of Shirdi remains a popular pilgrimage destination, best known as the place where Sai Baba, a 19th-century spiritual guru, lived his later years.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple and then steep yourself in history at Baba's Chavadi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dwarkamai Masjid and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Shirdi trip app.

Getting from Goa to Shirdi by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 25th (Thu), you're off to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:

Jaisalmer, India

— 3 nights

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.
Visit Tanot Mata Temple and Jaisalmer Fort for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Jaisalmer War Museum and Off-Road Tours. Spend the 26th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Jai Shankar Handicrafts.

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

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Shirdi to Jaisalmer takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to fly to Jaipur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

Jaipur, India

— 6 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.
Popular historic sites such as Govind Dev Ji Temple and Jaigarh Fort are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Amber Palace and Spas. Spend the 3rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, and admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur holiday builder site.

You can fly from Jaisalmer to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 3:

Agra, India

— 3 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Visit Agra Fort and Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Taj Mahal and Bageshwarnath Temple. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Soami Bagh, admire the landmark architecture of Jama Masjid, and take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Agra tour itinerary tool.

Fly from Jaipur to Agra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Agra, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Kathmandu, Nepal

— 6 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com and Changu Narayan. Do some cultural sightseeing at 55 Window Palace and Boudhanath Stupa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kathmandu: Bhaktapur (Siddhi Lakshmi Temple & Bhairavnath Temple). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kopan Monastery, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, steep yourself in history at Kathmandu Durbar Square, and stop by Thamel.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Kathmandu in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 0.2 hours traveling from Agra to Kathmandu due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Agra in September: high temperatures in Kathmandu hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites · Tours · Spas · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 13: