Kathmandu to Kolkata

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  • 2012-01-01 - 2013-12-31

The ultimate adventure travel experience in Nepal and India

Journey Overland through the amazing lands of Nepal and India, taking in the colourful cultures, impressive icons and stunning sights along the way. Experience the very best of these two countries - from the busy cities filled with animated people, crowded bazaars and commercial enterprise, to the small, remote villages where a slow-paced rural life endures. Be awed by the immense beauty of the Taj Mahal, the warm glow of a Goan sunset and the displays of faith around every corner in Varanasi. Escape the heat in the cool climate of Darjeeling plantations, cruise the waters of Kerala, try to spot tigers and elephants in national parks and embark on an exciting safari into the desert. Mix with local children, pilgrims, market traders, tribal people and farmers and see the heart and soul of India and Nepal in these proud people. This adventure travel experience delivers many moments of breathtaking beauty and thrilling fun - don't miss the chance to see the very best of Nepal and India.

  • Admire the exquisite palaces of Jaipur
  • Be impressed by the temples of Puri
  • Cruise the backwaters of Kerala
  • Dive into the chaos of Delhi
  • Get spiritual in Varanasi
  • Laze on the beaches of Goa
  • Look for elephants in the Royal Chitwan National Park
  • Sleep under the stars in the Thar Desert

Kathmandu to Kolkata Summary

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Day 52 Pondicherry

A former French colony, Pondicherry (now Puducherry) has a distinct French feel while retaining its Indian roots, making it one of India's more surprising and delightful cities.

Day 53 Mahabalipuram

Mamallapuram (also Mahabalipuram) is a town with ancient origins. It has nice beaches, good restaurants and the intricately carved Shore Temple, still standing from the 9th century.

Day 54 Chennai

Located in India's Bay of Bengal, Chennai is a Tamil cultural centre and home to India's second largest film industry, known as Kollywood.

Day 55 Tirupathi

Tirupati attracts millions of pilgrims to its Hindu temples each year and is especially revered for the Venkateswara Swamy temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara.

Day 56 Bush Camp

Journey through remote areas of beautiful India countryside, bush camping along the way.

Days 59-63 Orissa Tribal Area

Home to over 60 tribal communities, Orissa's tribal areas are fascinating with music, dance, villages, markets and agriculture unlike anywhere else in India.

Days 64-65 Puri

A Hindu holy city, Puri is revered for its Mathas (Hindu monasteries) and monuments, admired for its wonderful swimming beaches and treasured for its numerous fairs and festivals.

Days 66-67 Kolkata

With its colonial architecture, mouth-watering cuisine and celebrated intellectual and arts scene, Kolkata confronts in so many ways but surprises in just as many.