Delhi to Kathmandu Itinerary

Travel to India and Nepal on a tour from Delhi to Kathmandu. Visit the Taj Mahal of Agra, the sacred River Ganges, and the birthplace of Buddha in Lumbini.

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Colourful locals gathered at the Taj Mahal in Agra

Visitor to India perched on bench in front of Taj Mahal

View of the condensed villages along the Ganges River

Men and women of Varanasi praying on the waterfront

Baby elephant investigating the vast environments of Chitwan National Park

Nepalese Sadhu posing with facial hair in Kathmandu

Locals in traditional outfits interacting and enjoying company of tourists

Day 1 Delhi

Colourful, chaotic and steeped in history, the capital of India, Delhi, will leave a lasting impression. Visit fortified Old Delhi - the crowded, narrow alleyways overflow with exotic sights and smells. Explore India's largest mosque and stop by a Sikh temple.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 2 Agra

Visit the Taj Mahal of Agra - the ultimate monument to love. Built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, the ornate carvings and bejewelled marble of this mausoleum are truly breathtaking. Spend the afternoon exploring Shah Jahan's home in Agra, the impressive Red Fort.
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Days 3-5 Orchha

Take a train across classical Indian terrain to Orchha, one of the most incredible tourist spots in Madhya Pradesh. Crumbling temples and palaces are scattered across rural countryside, which is full of friendly locals. Soaring temple spires and domes rise from the jungle in the Orcha Palace complex. Witness a cooking demonstration by a local family and visit a community project for an insight into papermaking.
ACCOM: Deluxe permanent tent - 2, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Day 6 Ganges Boat Trip

Sail down India's River Ganges and see Indian river life up-close. Sail past humble villages in the day, before camping overnight on the banks of the sacred river.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 1

Days 7-8 Varanasi

Nestled on the banks of the Ganges, Varanasi is India's sacred heart and the ultimate destination for Hindu pilgrims. Wander the Old City, take part in a traditional candle-lit flower ceremony and boat down the river at sunrise, past pilgrims absolving their sins on the ghats of Varanasi.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 9 Lumbini

Travel to the birthplace of Buddha, the beautiful town of Lumbini on the Nepalese border. Hop on a cycle rickshaw and explore the Maya Devi Temple, one of Buddhism’s holiest sites.
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Days 10-12 Chitwan National Park

Cross the border and travel to Nepal. Look out for rhinos, monkeys, deer and the infamous Nepalese wild chickens at the Chitwan National Park. Enjoy a canoeing adventure on the Rapti River, before setting off on a guided tour of the park.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1, Lodge - 2

Days 13-15 Kathmandu

Pass rice terraces, deep gorges, pounding rivers and the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas en route to Kathmandu. Visit the 'Monkey Temple', see the Pashupatinath pires and join the pilgrims at Bodhnath Stupa.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2