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2-Week India, Nepal and Bhutan Itinerary (Tailored in 2024)

By RitaUpdated Apr. 24, 2024

Is 2 weeks enough to visit India, Nepal and Bhutan? Yes, if you carefully plan in order to make the most of your time at each destination.

For first-time visitors, you're suggested to focus on the icons of each country to fit them all in within a limited 14 days. These include India's Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur), Kathmandu in Nepal, and Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha in Bhutan.

We welcome you to get inspiration from the following two itineraries. If you have any different interests, contact us for a personalized tour.

Itinerary 1: 14-Day India, Nepal and Bhutan Highlights

  • Delhi–Agra–Jaipur–Kathmandu–Thimphu–Punakha–Paro

This itinerary is ideal for first-time visitors who want to see the most of these three countries that is possible in 2 weeks. It would start from India, where you could experience the typical chaotic life of Delhi, encounter the timeless Taj Mahal, and explore the Pink City of Jaipur.

From there, journey back in time as you visit the ancient Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. Finally, conclude your trip in Bhutan, exploring the splendid dzongs (fortress-monasteries), admiring the scenery at the foot of the Himalayas, and trekking to the iconic Tiger's Nest in Paro.

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Days 1–6 in India (Delhi, Agra and Jaipur)

  • Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
  • Day 2: A one-day Delhi tour to Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, and Humayun's Tomb.
  • Day 3: Delhi to Agra (4 to 5 hours): Agra Fort and Mehtab Bagh
  • Day 4: The Taj Mahal, the Itimad-ud-Daulah; by road to Jaipur (5 hours)
  • Day 5: Jaipur highlights—Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Panna Meena Kund, and a cooking class
  • Day 6: Nahargarh Fort; drive to Delhi

Your India exploration would start with a classic Delhi tour. Take a rickshaw ride to the iconic Chandni Chowk (market), discover the largest mosque, Jama Masjid, and enjoy some peaceful hours in the first garden tomb, Humayun's Tomb.

Continue your trip to Agra in the following 2 days. Upon arrival, take a guided walk inside the Agra Fort and unveil the secrets behind its majestic buildings. Then enjoy some tranquil moments with your loved one(s) as you watch a lovely sunset view at the Mehtab Bagh opposite the Taj Mahal.

The next day, visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise for better photo opportunities and a more peaceful vibe. Listen to the love story, appreciate the elegant inlaid artworks, and take the best snapshots in front of the Taj Mahal. Afterward, delve deeper into the exquisite Itimad-ud-Daulah, known as "the Baby Taj".

Before flying to Nepal, soak in Jaipur's Pink City vibe. In the "gateway to Rajasthan", take a jeep up to the hilltop Amber Fort, take a rooftop drink with views of Hawa Mahal, and explore the best-restored stepwell, Panna Meena Kund. Then cook and taste real Jaipuri food together with a local family. A panoramic view from the Nahargarh Fort is not to be missed.

Days 7–8 in Nepal (Kathmandu)

  • Day 7: Fly to Kathmandu, visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa
  • Day 8: Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa

You could immerse yourself in the diverse Nepalese religious cultures and medieval temples in Kathmandu.

Meet a living goddess (Kumari) in Kathmandu Durbar Square, witness Hindu funeral rituals at Pashupatinath Temple, walk around the Boudhanath Stupa clockwise, and spin the prayer wheels at the hilltop Swayambhunath Stupa at sunset.

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Days 9–14 in Bhutan (Paro, Thimphu and Punakha)

  • Day 9: Fly to Paro, then go by road to Thimphu and visit Buddha Dordenma and Memorial Chorten
  • Day 10: The highlights of Thimphu: Tashichho Dzong, Folk Heritage Museum, and Bhutan Post Office Headquarters
  • Day 11: Transfer from Thimphu to Punakha and explore Simtokha Dzong and Dochula Pass, and the Punakha Dzong
  • Day 12: Punakha to Paro by car (4 hours), Paro Dzong, and the National Museum of Bhutan
  • Day 13: Paro Taktsang (Tiger's Nest Monastery)
  • Day 14: Departure
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Paro is the only gateway city for international air travel to Bhutan, so you would fly from Kathmandu to Paro first and then transfer to the capital, Thimphu.

In Thimphu, you would explore Bhutan's largest Buddha statue— Buddha Dordenma, witness Bhutanese circumambulate around the Memorial Chorten, and have an unaccompanied stroll at Tashichho Dzong, where Bhutan's King lives. Most impressively, have customized stamps made with your photo on them at the Bhutan Post Office Headquarters.

Then transfer to Punakha. You would see excellent views of the Himalayas at the Dochula Pass. If you're traveling in late March or early April, you would see stunning mountain views bedecked with colorful azaleas. Your Punakha trip would not be complete without its most impressive monastic fort — Punakha Dzong.

For your last stop, explore Paro. Take in the spectacular view of Paro Valley from Paro Dzong, admire the masterpieces of the National Museum, and hike to the cliff-edge-perched Tiger's Nest Monastery.

Itinerary 2: 2-Week India, Nepal and Bhutan Outdoor Adventure

  • Delhi–Agra–Jaipur–Kathmandu–Chitwan–Paro

This tailor-made itinerary is perfect for couples and families craving outdoor adventures with their loved ones.

Beyond the cultural gems, you and your partner or family could immerse yourselves in thrilling wildlife encounters. In Chitwan National Park, embark on exhilarating jeep, walking, and canoe safaris to get up close with one-horned Asian rhinoceroses, crocodiles, and jungle scenery. Then, enjoy a leisurely stroll to catch a glimpse of Bhutan's national animal, the Takin.

To enhance your intimate moments, take in some exclusive activities, like flightseeing to Mount Everest.

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In India (Delhi, Agra and Jaipur): 6 Nights

  • Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
  • Day 2: City tour with a foodie walk with a local chef.
  • Day 3: Drive to Agra: enjoy a sunset view of the Taj Mahal at Mehtab Bagh
  • Day 4: Heritage tour of Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal alongside an Indian clothing experience; rooftop drinks afterwards.
  • Day 5: Agra to Jaipur, and visit Amber Fort (including a fort dinner)
  • Day 6: E-rickshaw ride to the Hawa Mahal, the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, and a drive back to Delhi

You would once again go on the classic Golden Triangle route of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, but to make your India trip especially adventurous, we've arranged the following exclusive activities for you.

In Delhi, you would engage in the local daily life on a foodie walk with a local chef. Explore Delhi's iconic spice market, listen to the interesting stories about Indian cuisine, and savor typical northern Indian food, like parantha, lassi, chaat, and nihari.

In Agra, capture a memorable picture with the Taj Mahal in Indian traditional costume and have a sunset rooftop drink with a view of the Taj Mahal.

In Jaipur, you would have a dinner like the royal family at Amber Fort and tour around the city in a pink e-rickshaw. Surprise your beloved one(s) with a luxurious palace hotel, Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur!

You could check out more exclusive activities in India from the 2-Week Luxury India Tour.

In Nepal (Kathmandu and Chitwan): 4 Nights

  • Day 7: Fly to Kathmandu and explore Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Day 8: A morning flightseeing tour passing Mount Everest, and then explore Pashupatinath Temple with a fortune-telling experience, and Monkey Temple
  • Day 9: Take a half-hour flight to Bharatpur, then transfer to Chitwan National Park for a jungle safari.
  • Day 10: Chitwan National Park—boat safari and walking safari; return to Kathmandu

Your Nepal trip kicks off with Kathmandu's cultural immersion in its diverse temples. To add an interesting touch, visit a Nepalese fortune-teller at the Pashupatinath Temple.

If you would like a once-in-a-lifetime experience, take a morning flight tour to see Mount Everest and cross witnessing the world's highest point off your bucket list.

Then venture into Chitwan National Park for a jungle safari. You could hop on a thrilling jeep ride, go on an exciting walking adventure, and unwind on a relaxing canoe ride.

In Bhutan (Paro and Thimphu): 3 Nights

  • Day 11: Fly from Kathmandu to Paro, and visit Paro Dzong and the National Museum of Bhutan.
  • Day 12: Day trip to Thimphu with Tashichho Dzong, Memorial Chorten and Takin Preserve
  • Day 13: Paro Taktsang (Tiger's Nest Monastery) and Kyichu Lhakhang
  • Day 14: Departure

To avoid frequent hotel changes, you would stay in Paro, the only air gateway, for 3 nights. During this 4-day Bhutan trip, you would see the highlights of the Paro Valley and the quirky capital Thimphu.

You would discover the landmarks of Paro: grand Paro Dzong, cliff-side Tiger's Nest Monastery, and Bhutan's oldest temple, Khyichu Lhakhang.

On your day excursion to Thimphu, just a 1-hour drive away, you could roam around the main courtyard of Tashichho Dzong (the Bhutanese government building), chat with Nepalese prayers at Memorial Chorten and see the odd-looking Takins in a reserve.

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How Much is a 2-Week India, Nepal and Bhutan Tour?

To travel hassle-free, a private 14-day India, Nepal, and Bhutan tour costs around US$4,500–4,900 per person, based on 4-star hotels. The daily cost usually ranges from US$200 to 250 per person in India and Nepal. With the high travel tax in Bhutan, the daily cost is significantly higher at US$450 to 500 per person in Bhutan.

To optimize your budget, you're advised to allocate most of your time in India and Nepal. Travel with us, and you'll benefit from a more favorable individual rate if you book with additional family or friends.

helicopter journey over Mount Everest starting from Katmandu Take an amazing helicopter journey over Mount Everest starting from Katmandu

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