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Kathmandu to Mumbai Overview
- 2012-01-01 - 2013-12-31
Strap yourself in for an epic adventure through Nepal and India
Beginning in Nepal's atmospheric capital, travel Overland through the passes of the Himalayas heading for the jungle, and go in search of tigers in Chitwan. Crossing the border into India, travel to the incomparable city of Varanasi. Visit the temples of Khajuraho and Orchha and camp surrounded by deserted palaces. No trip to India would be complete without an awe-inspiring visit to the Taj Mahal - you won't be disappointed! Visit the beautiful city of Jaipur before overlanding across Rajasthan, where we take a camel trek into the Thar Desert. Explore Jaisalmer and Jodhpur before continuing our adventure across Rajasthan, where we'll make for the lakeside city of Udaipur. End the trip in India's most colourful and cosmopolitan city, Mumbai.
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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.
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.
A border town between India and Nepal, Sunauli names both sides of the divide and is a small place with a few currency changers and travel agencies.
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.
Founded in 1968, Bandhavgarh National Park was once a royal hunting ground. The park has India's biggest tiger population and is rich in animal species and birdlife.
Khajuraho is a small, friendly city that is best known for its Hindu and Jain temples that are adorned with erotic carvings depicting the Kama Sutra.
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.
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.
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.
Located in the Thar desert, Bikaner is known for its camel farm, great food, rustic charm and extraordinary palaces, fort and temples.
Like a city risen from the desert sands, Jaisalmer's sand-coloured buildings, busting bazaars and fascinating living fort all help give the city a wonderful old-world feel. Journey into the desert of Jaisalmer on camels, watching the sun set over the dunes and enjoying a campfire evening before sleeping under the stars. Located within the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is like an ancient oasis with its heritage architecture, medieval temples and crumbling, yet majestic, fort.
India's enigmatic 'Blue City', Jodhpur, has a captivating Old Town with palaces, heritage buildings, colourful streets and the Mehrangarh Fort shining like a jewel high above the city.
With an ethereal lake in its centre and dusty desert hills in the background, Pushkar is resplendent in its natural beauty, spiritual heritage and architectural loveliness.
With dusty hills in the background and tranquil lakes its centrepiece, Udaipur is a truly beautiful city with fabulous heritage buildings, restaurants and narrow laneways.
Once a well-known trading town, Ratlam is now known for its gold and silver shops, and its khoa (like ricotta cheese).
Founded in the 6th century, Mandu was an important military outpost for many centuries and is now the site of some remarkable and well-preserved ruins.
Thirty spectacular cave monuments, decorated in Buddhist paintings and sculptures and dating from the 2nd century BC to the 5th century AD, can be found in Ajanta. Between the 5th and 10th century AD, Hindu, Buddhist and Jain temples, monasteries and chapels were intricately carved into the hills around Ellora - the result is breathtaking.
A city of contradictions and never dull, Mumbai has truly wonderful sights vs the hard to see; incredible cultural depth vs rampant consumerism; immense riches vs crippling poverty.
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