An unforgettable comfort trip from Delhi to Kathmandu

Combine the best of India and Nepal in one superbly comfortable trip. Experience the colour and chaos of Delhi's bazaars, visit erotic temple carvings in Khajuraho and witness intimate displays of faith on the burning ghats of Varanasi. Roam the grounds of the iconic Taj Mahal, head out on a jungle safari, and listen for the whispering prayer flags of Kathmandu. Throw in temple towns and village visits, lakeside retreats and mountain hikes, spiritual moments and local interactions - and you have a grand tour bursting with incredible adventures.

Start
New Delhi, India
Finish
Kathmandu, Nepal
Countries
India,
Nepal
Themes
Explorer
Code
HHKWC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
1 096kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Participate in a candle ceremony on the Ganges
  • Witness holy rituals in sacred Varanasi
  • Haggle with locals in Kathmandu's bazaars
  • Take a safari in search of wild creatures
  • Marvel at ornate Hawa Mahal in Jaipur
  • Visit Delhi's soaring Jama Masjid mosque
  • Uncover erotic temple murals in Khajuraho
  • Be enchanted by the magical Taj Mahal

Itinerary

Travel to India's enigmatic capital city where the adventure begins. Discover the country's largest mosque and a Sikh temple, before taking a walking tour through the intoxicating bazaars and spice markets of Old Delhi.
A mesmerising explosion of colour and sound, Jaipur is a city like no other. Explore the Amber Fort and the ornate Hawa Mahal. Admire the brilliant costumes and thrilling dances of a Bollywood movie at the exquisite Raj Mandir Cinema.
Be enchanted by the magical Taj Mahal of Agra and discover the stories within the Red Fort.
Visit local tribal women at a papermaking plant en route to the delightful town of Orchha. Marvel at the stunning Mughal architecture of the Jehangir Mahal palace. Perhaps stroll beside the emerald Betwa River before tasting local delicacies at a cooking demonstration.
Travel across rural plains to discover erotic carvings at the remote Khajuraho temples.
A crossroad between the physical and spiritual worlds of Hinduism, Varanasi is awash with intimate displays of faith. See pilgrims performing ablutions on the ghats of Varanasi and experience a candle flower ceremony at sunset.
Soak up a little more of Varanasi's magical atmosphere before a flight back to Delhi city.
Jump onboard a short flight from Delhi to Nepal. Explore the colourful, spirited city of Kathmandu and relish the serenity at the Great Stupa at Bodhnath.
Surrounded by orchards and fields, Bandipur is a delightful place to explore by foot. Take an afternoon walk and meet locals while taking in glorious views of the Himalayan foothills.
Continue onwards to the Begnas Lake Resort. Try fishing, bending into a yoga pose or simply soaking up the peace and tranquillity in this serene Nepalese town.
Take time to discover the wares of local craftspeople in Pokhara. This relaxed lakeside town is simply overflowing with natural beauty and offers an abundance of outdoor pursuits.
Go on safari in Chitwan. Of all the national parks in Nepal, Chitwan boasts one of the densest wild animal populations. Search for rhinos and tigers, visit an elephant breeding centre and meet friendly locals on a village tour.
Discover the vibe of Kathmandu at the colourful local market. Celebrate the end of the India and Nepal adventure and bid new friends farewell.
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Inclusions

Meals
19 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport
Auto rickshaw, Boat, Cycle rickshaw, Metro, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Private Bus, Private vehicle, Train
Accommodation
Heritage Property (4 nights), Hotel (12 nights), Lodge (2 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night)
Included activities
  • Agra - Motorised rickshaw tour
  • Agra - Red Fort
  • Agra - Taj Mahal
  • Bandipur - Guided walk
  • Begnas walking tour
  • Boating on Begnas Lake
  • Chitwan - Canoe safari, Bird Watching walk or Jeep safari
  • Chitwan NP - Bird watching tour
  • Complimentary airport arrival transfer
  • Delhi - Jama Masjid
  • Delhi - Old Delhi walking tour
  • Delhi - Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple)
  • Jaipur - Amber Fort guided tour
  • Jaipur - Hawa Mahal
  • Kathmandu - Day trip to Bhaktapur
  • Kathmandu - Durbar Square
  • Kathmandu - Guided city tour
  • Kathmandu - Pashupatinath Temple
  • Kathmandu - Swayambhunath Temple
  • Khajuraho - Kama Sutra temples
  • Khajuraho - Traditional dance performance
  • Orchha - Cooking class
  • Orchha - Orchha Palace
  • Orchha - Taragram visit
  • Varanasi - Sunrise boat ride
  • Varanasi - Sunset candle flower ceremony

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Important notes

1. The internal flight from Delhi to Kathmandu is NOT included. Please see important notes for details.
2. This trip starts in Delhi on Day one at 1pm (2012) though will start at 6pm in 2013
3. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.
4. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.

TRIP CHANGES 2013

Please note this tour will be 21 days for 2013, instead of 20 days in 2012. The itinerary will have one extra day in Delhi at the beginning, and the tour will start at 6pm, rather than 1pm. Please note the tour will now start one day earlier, on Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays.

Please note the all exact itineraries and pricing will be released on 1st November 2012

Trip notes

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Reviews

Our India & Nepal Experience trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews in the last year.

India & Nepal Experience , October 2012

India & Nepal Experience , October 2012