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Take a tour of India and Nepal, travelling from Delhi to Agra, Jaipur, Orchha, the sacred River Ganges, the ghats of Varanasi, Nepal, Lumbini and Kathmandu.

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Tour India and Nepal from the Ganges to the Himalayas.

From the sacred River Ganges to the summits of the Himalayas, tour India and Nepal on a trip where adventure and discovery await. From the most exciting places to visit in Delhi to the towering peaks surrounding Kathmandu, discover the spirit, culture and nature of this fascinating region. Visit the Taj Mahal of Agra, experience the chaos and colour of India's villages and marvel at the daily pilgrimage to the ghats of Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges. Delve into the history and religion of these two fascinating countries as you enjoy the highlights of India and Nepal.

  • Boat down India's holy River Ganges
  • Discover the Taj Mahal of Agra
  • Experience the sublime beauty of the Himalayas
  • Explore rural life and crumbling ruins in Orchha
  • Peak through the windows of the Hawa Mahal
  • See sunset soften the city of Varanasi
  • Spot wildlife in Chitwan National Park
  • Visit the sights of Old Delhi

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    New Delhi, India
  • Finish:

    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt), Deluxe permanent tent (2 nts), Guesthouse (1 nt), Heritage Property (3 nts), Hotel (9 nts), Lodge (2 nts), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Auto rickshaw, Canoe, Cycle rickshaw, Jeep, Local bus, Metro, Private vehicle, Shuttle Bus, Taxi, Train
  • Included activities:

    Agra - Motorised rickshaw tour, Agra - Red Fort, Agra - Taj Mahal, Allahabad - Nehru House, Chitwan - Canoe safari, Bird Watching walk or Jeep safari, Chitwan - Crocodile breeding centre, Delhi - Jama Masjid, Delhi - Old Delhi walking tour, Delhi - Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple), Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur - Amber Fort guided tour, Jaipur - Hawa Mahal, Kathmandu - Bodhnath Stupa, Kathmandu - Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu - Swayambhunath Temple, Lumbini - Maya Devi Temple & Heritage Park, Orchha - Cooking class, Orchha - Orchha Palace, Orchha - Ram Raja Temple puja (prayer) ceremony, Orchha - Taragram visit, River Ganges - Overnight sailing trip, Rural heritage stay - Village walk, Varanasi - Old city walking tour, Varanasi - Sunrise boat ride, Varanasi - Sunset candle flower ceremony

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    496kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. This trip starts in Delhi on Day one at 1pm (2012); it will start in Delhi at 6pm in 2013. 2. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information. TRIP CHANGES 2013 Please note this tour will be 19 days in 2013, instead of 20 days in 2012. The itinerary will be as follows: Day 1-2 Delhi Day 3-4 Jaipur Day 5 Heritage Stay Day 6 Agra Days 7-9 Orchha Day 10 Ganges Boat Trip Days 11-12 Varanasi Day 13 Lumbini Days 14-16 Chitwan National Park Days 17-19 Kathmandu The detailed itinerary and prices will be released 1st November 2012

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Day 1 Delhi

It's big, it's bold, it's busy - and there is nowhere in the world quite like it. Delhi's sights and sounds are sure to engage and intrigue.

Day 2 Agra

Famed for the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal, Agra is a city with a fascinating history and is rich in Mughal heritage, lush gardens and exquisite buildings and temples.

Day 3 Karauli Heritage Stay

A small town by India's standards, Karauli retains a lovely rural feel and has some impressive palaces and heritage buildings.

Days 4-5 Jaipur

Jaipur was designed by royalty and has delighted visitors for centuries with its pink-hued buildings, wonderful bazaars and rainbow of bright colours dancing along hectic streets.

Day 6 Delhi

Delhi has been an important city in India for well over 2000 years, and its cultural richness and diversity radiates from every corner.

Day 7 Agra

Famed for the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal, Agra is a city with a fascinating history and is rich in Mughal heritage, lush gardens and exquisite buildings and temples.

Days 8-10 Orchha

Meaning 'hidden', Orchha is a small village with a grand history and is covered with 16th-century temples and buildings still standing proud.

Day 11 Ganges Boat Trip

Sacred to the Hindus as a place of worship and ritual, the Ganges is also the lifeblood of millions of Indian people.

Days 12-13 Varanasi

The holy city of Varanasi, sitting on the River Ganges for thousands of years, attracts scores of pilgrims and travellers wanting to discover something divine.

Day 14 Lumbini

The great pilgrimage site where Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) was born, Lumbini is awash with monasteries, temples and saffron-coloured robes.

Days 15-17 Chitwan National Park

Home to tigers, one-horned rhinos, leopards and hundreds of other species, beautiful Chitwan National Park covers hundreds of square kilometres of forests, grasslands and flood plains.

Days 18-20 Kathmandu

Kathmandu is like an alluring whirlwind of sights, sounds, smells and colours. Almost overwhelming, its charm and history peaks out from the most unexpected places rendering most visitors enamoured.
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