Kathmandu to Mumbai Itinerary

Travel Overland from Kathmandu to Mumbai and see why India and Nepal are two of the world's most popular off-road destinations for travellers.

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Intricate stone carved statues in Khajuraho

Local women in traditional Saris visiting the Taj Mahal

Bengal Tiger keeping a cautious eye out while having a rest

Ladies in traditional saris entering intricately decorated temple

View of the condensed villages along the Ganges River

Men and women of Varanasi praying on the waterfront

Locals congregating at bank of the Ganges in Varanasi

Baby elephant investigating the vast environments of Chitwan National Park

View of Durbar Square from top of temple steps

Friendly locals interacting with tourists in Kathmandu

Day 1 Kathmandu

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.
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Days 2-3 Royal Chitwan National Park

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.
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Day 4 Sunauli

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.
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Days 5-6 Varanasi

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.
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Days 7-8 Bandhavgarh National Park

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.
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Days 9-10 Khajuraho

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.
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Days 11-12 Agra

Home to the glorious Taj Mahal, Agra also boasts the sprawling Red Fort. Take a rickshaw ride to these impressive monuments.
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Days 13-14 Jaipur

Visit the bird sanctuary at Bharatpur, experience the eerie desolation of Fatehpur Sikri and explore the amazing palaces of the renowned 'pink city', Jaipur.
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Days 15-16 Delhi

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.
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Day 17 Bikaner

Travel into the sandy landscape of Rajasthan and wander the walls and forts Bikaner.
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Days 18-20 Jaisalmer/Camel Safari

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.
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Days 21-22 Jodhpur

The mighty Mehrangarh Fort dominates Jodphur, Rajasthan's second-largest city. Climb the ramparts and look down over the 'blue city'.
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Day 23 Pushkar

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.
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Days 24-25 Udaipur

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.
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Day 26 Ratlam

Experience Indian rural life on an overnight camping expedition in the countryside. Take time to meet the local children over a game of cricket.
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Day 27 Mandu

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.
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Days 28-29 Ajanta/Ellora

The trip continues to the vast, mysterious cave complexes of Ajanta and Ellora.
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Days 30-31 Mumbai

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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