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Mumbai to Kathmandu Overview
- 2012-01-01 - 2013-12-31
The ultimate adventure travel experience in Nepal and 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
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Justifiably known as a feast for the senses, India offers almost everything you could ever imagine and more. Visit the ghats and stroll Mumbai's Chowpatty Beach.
Leave the lively streets of Mumbai and head for the sleepy coastal town of Ganpatipule. Starkly different to the developed, commercial vibe of the big city, Ganpatipule is the perfect place to relax on spotless beaches by azure waters. Visit the Ganpati Temple and learn why locals consider this idyllic location to be blessed.
With palm-fringed beaches and Portuguese-influenced towns, Goa offers options for both exploration and relaxation. Hang out on the sand or taste a fiery fish curry.
Visit the cathedrals of Old Goa. After exploring the World heritage-listed ruins, sit back and relax in beachside bliss.
Discover the village of Hampi, a picturesque town located within the ruins of Vijayanagara.
Spend a night camping under the stars on route to Mysore.
Breathe in the scent of sandalwood with a visit to the Maharaja's Palace of Mysore. Count out 1,000 steps on the climb up Chamundi Hill.
Explore the tea and coffee plantations and surrounding hills of the Wayanad District.
Explore this island city on a boat tour. See India’s oldest church and witness the virtuosity of the Kathakali dance performers.
Cruise the canals, stop for chai 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 the amazing stretches of the largest temple complex in India before visiting the Rock Fort and Sri Ranganathaswamy temple in Trichy.
Soak up the French atmosphere of Pondicherry and seek out crepes as a change from curry.
Visit the shore temples in laidback Mahabalipuram.
Arrive in historic Chennai, the site of the original British East India company settlement. Chennai is hot, humid but full of life - admire the colonial architecture and soak up the atmosphere of this frenzied city.
Travel to the town of Tirupathi and follow a trail of pilgrims to the Sri Venkateswara Temple. This revered Hindu temple sits high above the town on the holy site of Tirumala.
Head off the beaten track and into the heart of rural India. Travel Overland through the remote state of Andhra Pradesh, spending the night camping in the countryside.
Explore the villages, markets and milieus of the Orissa Tribal Area with a local guide. Meet the intriguing Bonda people and learn about the unique spiritual beliefs of the Pajara tribe. Home to more than 60 different communities, these remote hinterlands provide a fascinating insight into India’s tribal heritage.
One of the holiest places in India, pious Puri is best known for its pilgrims and long sandy beaches. Experience both sides of this important Hindu city by visiting the Konark Sun Temple before relaxing on a golden beach.
Soak up the vibrant city of Kolkata. See the Howrah Bridge, take a ride on a tram or check out some of India’s finest art galleries.
Admire the Indian countryside and cross the holy Ganges on the way to Sikkim.
Reach the foothills of the Himalayas and camp at the Ganga Ram Tea Plantation.
Explore the picturesque streets of Darjeeling, a collection of mountain villages linked by steps and lanes. Surrounded by colourful terraces of rice, tea, quinine and fruit trees, this town offers some truly stunning views.
Gain a fascinating insight into the lives of Indian hill farmers by staying at the Karmi Farm tea plantation. This atmospheric and scenic spot is the ideal place for a bit of rest and relaxation. For those feeling energetic, take a trek to the surrounding foothills and spot local birdlife.
Considered to be one of the last Himalayan Shangri-las, Gangtok is packed with monasteries and temples to explore. Visit a centre for Tibetan Buddhism or take a stroll through an orchid sanctuary.
Return to Siliguri and camp overnight at the Ganga Ram Tea Plantation.
Cross the border into Nepal, spend a night camping in the shadow of snow-capped Himalayan mountains.
Pass rice terraces, deep gorges, pounding rivers and the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas en route to Khatauti Khola. Those feeling adventurous might want to try their hand at whitewater rafting.
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