Embark on an adventure tour of Nepal and India, from the rich wildlife of the Himalayan foothills, across the sacred River Ganges, to the birthplace of Buddha. Between Kathmandu and Delhi see the pilgrimage to the ghats of Varanasi, tip-toe through the most exciting places to visit in Delhi and visit the magnificent Taj Mahal of Agra. An adventure that will bring all your senses alive, this trip through Nepal and India is an incredible way to see the best of the region.

Start
Kathmandu, Nepal
Finish
New Delhi, India
Countries
India,
Nepal
Themes
Explorer
Code
HHSD
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
224kg pp per trip

Tour Nepal and India from Kathmandu to Delhi


Highlights

  • Discover ancient stone temples in Orchha
  • Take a riverboat down the Ganges
  • Bargain up a storm in a Delhi bazaar
  • Be left breathless by the Taj Mahal of Agra
  • Experience some of Asia's best wildlife viewing in Chitwan
  • Experience the unique cultures of India and Nepal
  • Soak up the spirituality at the ghats of Varanasi
  • Visit Buddha's birthplace in Lumbini

Itinerary

Arriving in Kathmandu, walk through a maze of bazaars, visit the 'Monkey Temple', join pilgrims at Boudhanath Stupa and see the burning ghats at Pashupatinath.
Explore the Chitwan National Park to experience some of Asia's best wildlife viewing. Enjoy a canoeing adventure on the Rapti River, before setting off on a guided tour of the park. Look out for rhinos, monkeys, deer and the infamous Nepalese wild chickens.
Travel to the border town of Lumbini, the sacred birthplace of Buddha.
The change of scenery from Nepal to India is immediate. Enter Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, and be greeted by holy cows ambling along the highway.
What better way to experience the sacred River Ganges than by boat? Journey down the waterway and experience life on India’s holy river. Enjoy a delicious meal before spending a night camping on the riverbank.
One of the world's oldest living cities, Varanasi is a hive of religious life. Take in this ancient city on a walk through its maze of alleyways, shops and stalls. In the evening, witness an unforgettable candle flower ceremony by the river.
Explore the historical palaces and grand buildings that are untouched by modern life and lie scattered across the countryside of Orchha. Test culinary skills at a cooking demonstration and visit a unique papermaking plant.
Visit the Red Fort, take a rickshaw tour and see the majestic Taj Mahal, one of the finest monuments ever constructed.
The adventure concludes in India's capital Delhi- alive with historical sites, museums, galleries and endless bazaars. The ruins of Qutb Minar, the Indira Gandhi Museum and Birla House are all worth visiting.
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Inclusions

Meals
3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport
4x4 Safari Vehicle, Auto rickshaw, Cycle rickshaw, Jeep, Private vehicle, Taxi, Train
Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night), Deluxe permanent tent (2 nights), Guesthouse (1 night), Hotel (7 nights), Lodge (2 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night)
Included activites
  • Agra - Agra Fort
  • Agra - Motorised rickshaw tour
  • Agra - Taj Mahal
  • Bicycle tour at Chitwan
  • Chitwan - Canoe safari, Bird Watching walk or Jeep safari
  • Chitwan - Canoe trip
  • Kathmandu - Bodhnath Stupa
  • Kathmandu - Guided tour of Swayambhunath Temple
  • Kathmandu - Pashupatinath Temple
  • Lumbini - Maya Devi Temple & Heritage Park
  • Orchha - Cooking demonstration
  • Orchha - Orchha Palace
  • Orchha - Ram Raja Temple puja (prayer) ceremony
  • Orchha - Taragram visit
  • Varanasi - Old city walking tour
  • Varanasi - Sunrise boat ride
  • Varanasi - Sunset candle flower ceremony

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Notes

1. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.
2. Please note that due to train arrival times there may not be any free time in Delhi at the end of this tour. We advise booking additional accommodation to extend your stay.

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