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.

Start
Kathmandu, Nepal
Finish
Mumbai, India
Countries
India,
Nepal
Themes
Overland
Code
HDOTC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 21
Carbon offset
949kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Experience the exquisite splendour of the Taj Mahal
  • Blush at the erotic carvings at Khajuraho
  • V
  • Discover the hidden secrets of Fatehpur Sikri
  • Seek out leopards and tigers on safari in Chitwan National Park
  • Take an elephant safari in search of the one-horned rhino
  • Share a smile with the locals in Durbar Square
  • Visit the spiritual ghats of Varanasi
  • Drift down the holy River Ganges

Itinerary

Arrive early into Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, to soak up its rich atmosphere. Perhaps sit on the steps in Durbar Square to see Nepali life swirl past or head out to visit the temples of Pashupatinath and Bodhnath.
After the bustle and crush of Kathmandu, travel down to the jungle lowlands for a touch of peace and quiet. Visit the local elephants and seek out rare wildlife in Royal Chitwan National Park.
Spend a morning seeking out Chitwan's shy and rare one-horned rhino on a jungle walk or jeep safari. Travel to the Nepalese-Indian border.
Set on the banks of the sacred River Ganges, Varanasi is awash with sights and sounds to overwhelm the senses. Learn the different uses of the ghats - both spiritual and secular.
Stop in at the erotic temples of Khajuraho then visit Bandhavgarh National Park - famous for its tiger population. Take a safari and keep an eye out for the big cats, as well as deer, hyenas and porcupines.
Travel to Khajuraho, once the capital of the Chandella Kings. Considered to be 'one of the seven wonders of India', the western portion of Khajuraho’s remote temples is almost perfectly preserved.
Home to the glorious Taj Mahal, Agra also boasts the sprawling Red Fort. Take a rickshaw ride to these impressive monuments.
Visit the bird sanctuary at Bharatpur, experience the eerie desolation of Fatehpur Sikri and explore the amazing palaces of the renowned 'pink city', Jaipur.
Arrive in Delhi, a metropolis crammed with the magic and mystery of a million stories. Dive into the chaos and perhaps take a walk through Old Delhi.
Travel into the sandy landscape of Rajasthan and wander the walls and forts Bikaner.
Explore the Thar Desert from high atop a camel and perhaps even sleep out among the dunes. Visit Jaisalmer Fort and marvel at the huge city walls.
The mighty Mehrangarh Fort dominates Jodphur, Rajasthan's second-largest city. Climb the ramparts and look down over the 'blue city'.
World famous for its huge camel fair, Pushkar is a fascinating place to visit at any time of the year. Perhaps explore the main bazaar or soak up the serene spirituality of the many temples.
An essence of romance is imbued in the very stone of Udaipur and a walk through the old town brings a surprise with every corner. Walk the shores of Lake Pichola, look up at the towering City Palace or enjoy an evening haveli cultural performance.
Experience Indian rural life on an overnight camping expedition in the countryside. Take time to meet the local children over a game of cricket.
Once known as the 'city of joy' and dating back to the 14th century, the hilltop fort of Mandu is an evocative and slightly eerie place to explore.
The trip continues to the vast, mysterious cave complexes of Ajanta and Ellora.
Explore this vibrant, hectic city and be sure to grab some tickets to Mumbai's famous Bollywood films. Toast the end of this epic Nepal and India adventure with a night in Mumbai.
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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Camel, Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Bush camp (no facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with facilities) (7 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (20 nights)
Included activites
  • Agra - Guided Taj Mahal tour
  • Agra - Red Fort
  • Agra - Rickshaw ride
  • Ajanta - Guided Buddhist Caves visit
  • Bandhavgarh NP - Tiger Safari
  • Bikaner - Karni Mata Rat Temple
  • Chitwan NP - 20,000 Lakes wetland area
  • Chitwan NP - Elephant Safari
  • Ellora - Guided Caves & Rock Temples visit
  • Jaipur - City tour
  • Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri
  • Jaisalmer - Overnight Camel Safari
  • Jodhpur - Megerangarh Fort & Palace
  • Khajuraho - Guided temple tour
  • Varanasi - Ganges boat trip

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