Travel from Mumbai to Kathmandu on an adventure tour of India.

See the best of both worlds as you embark on an adventure tour of India. This epic journey from Mumbai to Kathmandu lets you experience the frenetic pace of modern cities teeming with people, animals, bazaars and traffic, then recharge and relax in tiny villages and remote townships. Shop up a storm in spice-filled bazaars, visit India's historic palaces and witness traditional cultural performances. Then relax by soaking up the serenity of beaches in Goa, enjoy the slow-pace of Kerala and become immersed in holy cities filled with temples and shrines. Be amazed by the colours and culture of India and Nepal on this inspiring and enriching journey!

Start
Mumbai, India
Finish
Kathmandu, Nepal
Countries
India,
Nepal
Themes
Overland
Code
HDOA
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 21
Carbon offset
0kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Delve into marvellous Mumbai
  • Soak up the mellow vibe of Goa
  • Catch a traditional dance performance in Kochi
  • Cruise the backwaters of Kerala
  • Enjoy a relaxing beach break in Varkala
  • Explore the tea plantations of Darjeeling
  • Soak up the stunning scenery of Gangtok
  • See the colours and culture of Nepal in Kathmandu

Itinerary

Home to massive bazaars and the lights of Bollywood, Mumbai has a wealth of things to see, sample, taste, try and buy.
En route to the beaches of Goa, stop overnight in the small rural town of Rajapur.
Stop in at India's highest waterfall then continue on to see impressive temples which feature intricate frescoes and elaborate sculptures.
Breathe in the scent of sandalwood with a visit to the Maharaja's Palace.
Explore the tea and coffee plantations and surrounding hills of the Wayanad District
Take in the sights on a boat tour and catch a traditional dance performance in the historic city of Kochi.
Cruise the canals, stop for chai in small villages and visit the markets of Alleppey.
Unwind another notch with a beach break in Varkala. Soak up the sun, play in the surf and taste the local tropical fruits.
Stand on the southernmost tip of India then shop up a spice-scented storm in the streets and shops of Madurai.
Explore an enormous temple complex filled with ornately decorated shrines and towers.
Soak up the French atmosphere of Pondicherry and seek out crepes as a change from curry.
Visit the shore temples in laidback Mamallapuram before heading to Chennai.
Mix with locals and pilgrims at a holy temple. Camp in the countryside in this far-flung corner of rural India.
Traverse the remote tribal hinterlands of Orissa. Camp under the stars and visit tiny villages for a slice of rural life.
One of the holiest cities in India, Puri is home to magnificent temples, shrines and a long sandy beach.
Spend a night at a rustic bush camp.
Travel up into the foothills of the Himalayas.
Prepare for a day on the move; drive across the River Ganges before making a bush camp near Sultanganj.
With rolling green hills and a temperate climate, Darjeeling is a wonderful place to explore on foot.
Travel by jeep to a remote tea plantation and enjoy bird-watching, trekking or yoga.
A haven for Tibetan Buddhists, Gangtok sprawls down a mountain ridge. Visit a monastery, try yak riding or trek through stunning scenery.
Wind back down the switchback road to Siliguri.
Cross into Nepal and journey through the fertile lands of the Terai. Sleep overnight in an eco-camp on a private beach.
Conclude the adventure amid the bustle and colour of Nepal's scenic capital, Kathmandu.
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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Beach hut (3 nights), Camping (with facilities) (9 nights), Hotel (39 nights)
Included activities
  • Community Homestay, Allepy
  • Community Homestay, Wayanad
  • Gangtok - Rumtek Monastery
  • Hoysaleshwara Temple
  • Kochi - Kathakali performance
  • Puri - Konark Sun Temple
  • Tirupati - Sri Venkatesvara Tirulalai Temple
  • Trichy - Roch Fort & Sri Ranganathaswamy Temples

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